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Nov 6

November 6, 2016

How to Cultivate Gratitude in the Midst of Hardship

How to Cultivate Gratitude in the Midst of Hardship

2012 was that year.  The Murphey’s Law year.  Everything that could go wrong did, and it took everything we had to survive it…literally. It was the third year of my son’s leukemia treatment, the total duration of which lasted over 3 years.  Additionally, I started out the year with mono and thyroid failure, which I attribute to the enormous stress of parenting... Read more

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Sep 15

September 15, 2016

Like Me

Like Me

We had been at our local library for most of the morning, spending time in the popular children’s section that is well stocked with toys, books and puzzles. My son, Connor, was busy putting on a puppet show when a baby crawled up to my daughter, Brenna, as she stood next to the train table and stopped at Brenna’s feet,... Read more

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Mar 17

March 17, 2016

The Truth About How I Love (and don’t love) My Foster Child’s Mom

    I remember the first time I almost hugged *her.*   We had just ended my foster son Z’s developmental playgroup and were walking out together. She and I didn’t interact much during the week — but this was a short time we had together. A time where she saw Z interact with me, and I saw her with... Read more

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