My Answers to Common Questions About Adoption

The picture above is what most people think about when they think about adoption. That picture was taken November 28th, two weeks after Sam was born, and we had finally returned home from Florida. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an awesome picture. (We have incredible neighbors who hung that sign for us!) But that photo…

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Playoff Hockey and Adoption Purgatory: A Thank You Note to the Preds

This time last year, I didn’t know much about hockey. I’d been to a few Nashville Predators games, but couldn’t seem to keep up with the action. The puck flew back and forth across the ice too fast. There were too many fights. Plus, all I could think about was a baby boy, due that…

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Back Talk: An Interview with Author Danielle Lazarin

On a recent a shopping trip at Parnassus, Mary Laura Philpott directed my attention to a brightly colored paperback full of what she promised were intriguing short stories about women at all stages of life. Normally, I shy away from literary fiction because half of me worries it will put me to sleep, while the other half…

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Three People, Two Carry-ons: Can it Be Done?

One of my most popular blog posts of all time is called “Three weeks in one carry-on.” Patrick and I traveled to Europe for a month with nothing but a TSA-approved bag. It was an ambitious proposition, for sure — but we pulled it off. Lately, I’ve been wondering if we can pull off this same…

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