parenting

Freedom looks different on all of us

Here in good ole America, it’s the 4th of July. A day you celebrate independence and freedom…or whatever. Current thoughts on that aside…yesterday, I was watching my son and really thinking about what that means, what independence means. I was watching my 5 year old son play outside yesterday and he started getting frustrated and …

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Remember why you’re here, remember why you’re fighting

That’s the thought that’s rattling around in my head this morning. Remember why you’re here, remember why you’re fighting. It can be so, so easy to forget why. And to give in to the never ending, negative, intrusive thoughts. It’s hard to fight when you’re just so fucking tired of it all. But it’s in …

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When genetics make adoption even more complicated

Recently, I’ve talked a bit about this pregnancy, and the genetic disorder I share with my 2 sons, and potentially this baby as well. What I haven’t talked about yet, is my 8 year old. My birth son. Each child I have, I learned, has a 50/50 chance of inheriting this brutal disease. We know …

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Today is not the worst, and I consider that a success.

Today, simply put, is not the worst. Pregnancy mixed with my less than stellar heart caused me to feel really sick and pass out this morning, but other than that…it is not the worst day. I had some intense anxiety when I woke up this morning, but I managed it. I’m trying so hard not …

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