Category Archives: Adoption

Harder Than I Ever Thought it Would Be

We worked long and hard to become parents. Years of infertility filled with tests, needles, examinations, surgeries and the loss of dignity. We moved on to adoption and were again met with questions and the need to prove ourselves. But finally … Continue reading

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To the 28 year Old Me

You are about to meet the most adorable little boy who will make you a mother. His smile and laugh are the best. He gives hugs like no other and his inquisitiveness is infectious.  Your first few weeks of being … Continue reading

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The Longest Day – Part 2

I began this post back in April. Then I crashed and ended up in hospital for 2 months – all for another blog post. But here is the second part to the Longest Day, for the first part click here Once at … Continue reading

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The Longest Day

Below is something I have been working on for quite some time, it recounts one of the worst days we had with Corbin, but just one. I need to emphasize that these events took place years ago and Corbin is … Continue reading

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Get In the Pool

I wrote this some time ago but I think of it when I think of the battle our family has waged with children’s mental health. In 2010, our darkest of times as a family, I began to use an analogy … Continue reading

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A Forever Family

I got out of bed that morning, not having slept much. Surprisingly I made it to work on time, which was good because it was only my second month of work as an early interventionist. I had made sure to … Continue reading

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Lonely

The other day I was at an Ontario Early Years centre for work. The place was packed with parents, Grandparents and kids. Some moms sat back and let their kids explore, others stayed right with their child. What I didn’t … Continue reading

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