Author Archive | Kirsten C

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Living with Loss:: The Silence After Miscarriage

October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, where we honor the moms who have lost babies to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. I had different plans. I had nearly accepted that having a “traditional” family was not in the cards. We were focused on adoption and researching what that […]

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Adopting a New Mindset:: Supporting Educators

After years of paperwork, home studies, and tears, it finally happened—we adopted! But not the way we had imagined. We chose to adopt a lovely teacher at a local Katy elementary campus who is a fellow foster mom. We followed suit as hundreds in the community circled educators and embraced them during a time that […]

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50 Reading Recs for Fellow Book Lovers

National Book Lovers Day is celebrated August 9 each year. What are you reading today? I wandered into a bookstore recently where the characters did not look like me. Most of the pages were in languages I couldn’t read. Regardless of the foreign characters dancing beneath my fingertips, the familiar scent of crisp pages, the [...]
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Dear Superhero:: Call Your Mom

Dear Superhero, You are adventurous, sometimes fearless {much to Mimi’s dismay and your dad’s delight}. But your heart is tender and your words are kind. You are selective with your hugs, which makes them all the more valuable. You tell it like it is and your laugh is a chorus. Oh, dear nephew, don’t tell […]

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