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Not Adoptive Mom

Please Don’t Call Me an Adoptive Mom. I am Mom.

  I am a mom. When I am at the softball fields or swim lessons with my girls, I introduce myself as either Penelope’s or Pandora’s mom. The fellow parent introduces himself or herself as so-and-so’s father or mother, and then we have a conversation. When I attend Meet The Teacher, I introduce myself as […]

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I’m Not Offended

November is National Adoption Awareness month. I’m sentimental about this month since two years ago on November 1st, we told the world that we were adopting. And only two short months later, our precious twins came home, and we became an adoptive family. I have so many thoughts about adoption. Maybe in my tenure with Houston […]

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Adoption Family Day

Our First “Family Day”

On August 1st of this year, my family celebrated our first anniversary. A year before, my husband and I stood in court with our twin babies, and a judge declared our kids officially and lawfully “Bunkers.” The emotions of their adoption day were overwhelming – like the emotions of labor without all the physical labor. […]

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A Letter To an Adoptive Mama

Dear Adoptive Mom, First off, congratulations! Whether you’ve just made the decision to adopt, have a match, or are already mothering your precious one, I want to congratulate you on being a mom. You were this little one’s mom before they were in your arms, as your mothering heart was tender to your child before […]

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Older Mom - Featured

Focusing on the numbers that REALLY matter…

I’m turning the big 4-0 this month…AND I HAVE TODDLERS.  I am constantly reminded of me being an older-ish mom every. single. day.  It started BEFORE my babies were even born.  At 32, I started fertility treatments because nothing had worked naturally, and we needed to see if my aging eggs were the culprit.  At 35, we […]

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