I remember the call like it was yesterday. March 13, 2019. Our caseworker called me, she rarely calls so of course, I answered. We already had 4 children ages 6 and under and I was spread so thin. “We have...

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Once a year we celebrate National Adoption Day. Adoption can happen in many different ways. It can be an open or closed adoption, or it could be a foster to adopt situation. Families can also adopt family members. As...

Married To Mr. Mom

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On a crisp morning in the summer of 2010 looking like a drown rat from coming straight out of the shower I walked into my first day at a new job. Little did I know at the time, but...
Our son was born on a Friday evening in the living room of our 1870s farmhouse.  Fast and intimate, it was the healing birth I needed.  And the dream home birth I didn't realize I needed.   We weren’t planning a...
When I became a mother to our sweet girl, Melody, during the Grand Toledo Polar Vortex, in the weeks that followed all I wanted was to have my mom around. I grew up in a small town in Adams...

Life In A Camper

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Life in a camper...with kids...during a pandemic...while building...not as crazy as you’d think. It all began with a dream to build a home that fits our family perfectly. So we did what any family would do; we talked to builders,...
This summer marks eight years that my husband and I have been married.  Eight years, three houses, two moves back and forth to Toledo (that’s another story), three pregnancies, two kids, one new car, countless home improvement projects, and...

A New Man

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Daddy time! One of my most favorite times as a mama. To truly watch my daughters bond with their daddy leaves me overflowing with fullness and joy. He tells the truth in the funniest of ways. Is the littlest...
When are you going to have another baby? When are the boys going to get another little brother? You should try for the girl that you want to have. All the dreaded questions and comments that typically come from random...

Our Birth Story

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Our sweet Sadie Rose came into the world on March 3, 2019. I sat down at the computer today and the sweet memories of being pregnant, anticipating a baby, and the first-time parenthood feels, flooded my mind. My due...

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