Adoption, kids, life and all its ups and downs, nonfiction, Random thoughts, Uncategorized

Mothering is a Verb

    Today I was referred to as an "adopter" and not as the "mother" to my adopted children simply because I am not blood related to them. Let me explain something... Family is a social construct. It is not determined by DNA or genetic similarities in definition or in action. It is simply defined… Continue reading Mothering is a Verb

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Thank you & January update

What a way to start a year! My first and, up to this point, only January post has reached: 1,900+ views, 1,620 visitors, 500+ shares, and has received an offer to be reprinted in a magazine. There is also one more offer withstanding to reprint the same article. Wow. I have to admit that I… Continue reading Thank you & January update

life and all its ups and downs, nonfiction, Random thoughts, Uncategorized

One thousand times thankful. Or maybe just a few hundred

Posts like this are generally written on and around Thanksgiving and to be honest, that is when this post was started, but what better way to end the year than by reminding myself of all the good in my life. This year was difficult. Trying. Lesson providing. Most of all it still contain so much… Continue reading One thousand times thankful. Or maybe just a few hundred

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The mornings are for writing.

  In attempt to become more intentional about finishing my books and promoting my writing I have outlined schedules and milestones that I consistently fail to meet. I find my days are packed with staff meetings, conferences, five hour round-trip drives to attend a single on-site class in Greeley Colorado, school assignments, family obligations and… Continue reading The mornings are for writing.