Archive for tag 'adoption'


An adoptive mama’s playlist

Around here, music tends to gravitate towards the likes of Laurie Berkener, Raffi, Elizabeth Mitchell… and the complete soundtrack of Disney’s “Frozen.” But there’s only so much “Let It Go” a gal can take, so the other day I passed over my iPhone to Mini with an offer of “I’ll let you DJ if you [...]



Today, Pint-Sized Picasso turns TWO. It’s a little bit of an unfathomable idea for me since I feel like just the other week I was blogging about missing his first birthday. It feels like just the other day I was in court on the day after Christmas. And has it really been four months since [...]

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Gallon-Sized Plastic Bags, Labeled with Marker…

Somehow, that doesn’t sound quite as poetic as “brown paper packages tied up with string…” But, those are the parameters that we have to work with when it comes to sending care packages to our sweet Lil’ Cowgirl, so we make it work! As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, we’re in for a loooong wait [...]


Sometimes, it’s about the one battle… and winning.

I thought I’d loop back on where we are as a Family of Four. The last time I wrote, it wasn’t pretty. And—honestly—there are far more days that are hard and frustrating then there are days that are blissful. Blissful is very, very rare. (I’m learning that there are lots of Mamas who feel this [...]


Five Years of Family

This Monday, we celebrated five years with Mini Michelangelo. Five. Years. It’s almost hard to fathom. On one hand, how can it be five years already… and on the other, how is it already five years?! (Oh time, you are such a sneaky thing.) I’ve shared before about the day Mini Michelangelo joined our family [...]

The Gift of Open Adoption: Part Two

I love being able to share with others the story of Little Piñata’s open adoption. I think that open adoption can be a scary term for people considering adopting as it sometime implies “co-parenting.” However, that is definitely not the case! Open adoption just means that there is information shared between adoptive and biological parents. This [...]

A Shift.

When my husband and I found out we could not have biological children, we were devastated. It felt like the absolute worst thing we could ever hear and was a crushing blow to our identities. For years, since I was a child myself,  all I wanted was to be a mother and I ached to [...]

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