1. Conversations with Eli: Parenting is Hard 

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    July 25, 2016 by mamacravings


    “Wriley Dog won’t go outsthide. I did tell hewr to go. And I did tell hewr that she needsth to …
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  2. Conversations with Eli: Protective Big Brother 


    July 19, 2016 by mamacravings


    “My mama! What is you doin’?” “Just watching tv” “No. You’sth watching a scawry show. I told you one hundwred …
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  3. Are you still adopting?


    June 2, 2016 by mamacravings


    Behind “Are you excited?”, the most common question I’ve been asked since announcing the pregnancy is, “Are you still adopting?”. …
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  4. Christmas Miracle for Mother’s Day 


    May 16, 2016 by mamacravings


    Just before Mother’s Day, our family received the miracle we’ve been praying for.   For 4 years, we’ve waited. It …
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  5. Conversations with Eli: Spider in the Shower


    May 12, 2016 by mamacravings


    “There’s a spider in the shower.” “Dead?” “No, he’s very much alive and enjoying the steam.” “Well, that is tewrrifying. …
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  6. Adoption Q&A: My Son Asks about Birth Mamas

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    April 8, 2016 by mamacravings


    While I am still fumbling and am constantly surprised by the questions his inquisitive brain can invent, I wanted to share 4 questions our son has asked (so far) about birth families, specifically the birth mother.

  7. An Easter Non-Tradition: Planting Jelly Beans


    April 5, 2016 by mamacravings


    A simple activity has been floating around Pinterest for a while: A child plants jelly bean seeds that “grow” into lollipops.

    I was practically giddy over how doable this little activity was for the family. Simple. Adorable. Maybe even a new tradition?

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