Archive for tag 'adoption'


Celebrating National Adoption Month

In the United States, November is recognized as "National Adoption Month." The particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in the foster care system. Clearly, we did not adopt our boys through the foster care system. But that doesn't mean that we don't enjoy marking this month as a reason to [...]


Fakin' it 'til we make it

{Always checking what's on the horizon...} {Just another long-lost blogger here, popping back up.} So, what happened?! Life happened. Apparently when the going gets tough, the tough go hide in a deep, dark hole. At least that's what this tough girl did. Really though. I've alluded to the rough transition here. It's still very rough. [...]

The Waiting

A couple of weeks ago we passed the 5 month waiting mark for our current adoption. I know that's not too far in and it's normal to wait 1-2 years to get matched, but with Little PiƱata we were matched right at the 5 month mark, so it's a significant point in the timeline for [...]

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...And It All Comes Flooding Back

Back when we were in the thick of our infertility and even after we started our adoption process, the question I dreaded most was, "When are you having kids?" It was like a stab in the heart. Every. Time. I know the question is well-meaning and innocent on the part of the asker, but when [...]


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 [...]

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