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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Lying, Cheating, Stealing and Tolerating Those Who Do.

Most people who know me know that I grew up at West Point, home to the U.S. Military Academy. I tell people it was a lot like living at Hogwarts—huge stone buildings. Young, talented kids in uniform. Skydivers jumping out of planes. The occasional explosion. I got to watch all that magic from the sidelines. West Point…

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Just Press Send

I am not a shy person. Call it extrovertedness. Call it being an Army brat. Call it a desperate need for approval. But if I walk into a room of strangers, I will be the first person to walk up to someone I don’t know, put out my hand, and say—Hi, I’m Claire. What’s your name?…

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How To Believe You Have More Than Enough

I like to think I’m a good cook (and I dream of being a contestant on Top Chef) so, needless to say, when our friends invited us to Dabble Studio in Nashville for a cooking class a few weeks ago, I was more than excited to participate—no, win—the evening. You could say I’m kind of competitive. Wine poured. Appetizers…

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