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Eating the Elephant

For a long time now, I’ve likened writing to therapy. It’s a cheap way to get my thoughts in a row, to temper the negativity of my life with the positivity. 1,137 more words


A Journal

So I got started with a new therapist last month. Sadly she is not an Absurdly Hot Therapist like my and Hope’s family guy. But she is a nice, motherly/aunty-like, African American woman. 364 more words


Things I'm Learning About Grieving

My aunt passed away a few weeks ago.

She had been “dying” for years. She had a lot of health issues, had been in the hospital so many times and had still outlived multiple timelines, put on her by doctors. 1,942 more words


Thoughts on Mothers' Day

Hmmm. I thought I would feel different this mother’s day. Last year was my first Mother’s Day with Hope and we were traveling. I was so happy to get a nap last year. 511 more words


From Closed to Open

I owe a debt of gratitude to countless adult adoptees who have schooled me on this adoption thing in the last year. I’ve learned to respect my daughter’s intersecting and layered identities as an individual, as my daughter, as an adoptee, as someone who has a first family and a life that preceded me. 1,011 more words


I try to smile because it happened, even though I feel like crying because it’s over.

Inspired by Dr. Seuss’ quote: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it  14 more words


Book Review: All the Rage by Courtney Summers

Romy Grey is a girl from the bad side of town, and because of that, she’s automatically tainted.  It doesn’t help that something bad happened with the sheriff’s golden-boy son Kellan Turner and no one believes her.   341 more words

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