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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Will You Create, or Will You Consume?

Recently, I read a book about parenting that had a sample schedule for a newborn. The schedule offered “playtime” suggestions, including: Read to your baby. Sing songs. Allow the baby watch you sew, play piano, or bake bread. I realized that the book had been written more than two decades ago, because it didn’t suggest…

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The One Phrase We Should All Stop Saying

If you listen, you’ll hear it. In conversation with friends. While you’re in line at the grocery store. Overheard on an airplane. I started noticing that I say it all the time, too, and that I wanted — no needed — to stop. The phrase is simple enough. It goes something like this. Oh yeah,…

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Part 3: Infertility and The Person You Are Becoming

Infertility isn’t a journey that is taking me from point A to point B. It’s a transformation that’s taking me from person A to person B. This has been really hard for people who loved person A.

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