1. Christmas Miracle for Mother’s Day 

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    May 16, 2016 by mamacravings

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    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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  2. Conversations with Eli: Spider in the Shower

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    May 12, 2016 by mamacravings

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    “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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  3. Adoption Q&A: My Son Asks about Birth Mamas

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    April 8, 2016 by mamacravings

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    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.

  4. An Easter Non-Tradition: Planting Jelly Beans

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    April 5, 2016 by mamacravings

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    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?

  5. A 6 year-old’s Tale of Equality

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    March 22, 2016 by mamacravings

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    My newly six year-old boy loves to paint and loves to tell stories. Often I will write while he speaks, …
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  6. Conversations with Eli: Turning Six

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    March 8, 2016 by mamacravings

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    “I’s about to tuwrn sixth, you know.” “Yes, six is a big deal.” “Yeah. It’sth a big kid, like fowr …
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  7. Got the T-Shirt?

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    February 25, 2016 by mamacravings

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    To celebrate moving forward to the home study, we are selling the t-shirts that I designed. They have our story on it: Love makes a family. This is not only our story, but yours as well. Whether you don’t have any children or have a houseful, whether your children are biological, foster, adopted or a mixture of all three, love makes your family. Our families haven’t been there or done that. We’re going there and we’re doing that. We might as well have a cute tee for the road.

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