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Our journey to family- first domestic adoption, then international adoption, and now the wait for B.S. #3. Follow us through the big decisions, the small steps, and life in between while we hurry up and wait.

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  • The Five-Year Familyversary
    on Sep 16, 2015
    Well, it's been almost a year since I posted.It turns out it gets harder to post as your kids get older.  It's not the lack of time (though that doesn't help).  It's the interest in privacy.  If I write about how kiddo X is struggling...
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    on Oct 13, 2014
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  • Anonymity
    on Feb 5, 2014
    I haven't written in a very long while.Mostly, it's been lack of time - or not prioritizing the blog, I guess.But some of it has been that the things that eat at me, the things that I want to write about suddenly seem very personal.  Not to me,...
  • How Karen S Does It
    on Jun 6, 2013
    The NY Times Motherlode is running a series to show how, really, none of us does it alone.  You can learn more about it here: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/how-we-do-it-time-diaries-of-family-life/It kicked off with Mother's Day...
  • Emotional Roller Coaster
    on Jun 6, 2013
    Parenting a daughter is so complicated. It shouldn't be that hard, right?  But some days, it is.  Like today.  Today Marcie came home hungry.  She asked if she could have mac and cheese.  I was working, and I told her she cou...
  • Rock n Roll
    on Jun 4, 2013
    Last fall, Jason decided to do the Couch to 5K program, and I joined him ('cause he invited me).  We did Susan G. Komen 5K here in San Diego (to benefit breast cancer).  My time was terrible.  I don't even remember what it was.But I fe...
  • A Glimpse Into Her Future
    on May 15, 2013
    In April, Marcie received her First Eucharist.I'll be honest - it didn't come without a few tears, some raw throats from shouting and some slammed doors. Our church does a homestudy for the second grade sacraments.  And I like that.  The bo...
  • Happy Mother's Day!
    on May 12, 2013
    We've had a lovely Mother's Day here in the S home.We started with breakfast out, where everyone got to try a little bit of everything from fried eggs over easy and chocolate chip pancakes to biscuits with gravy and cinnamon rolls.  Then we head...
  • Marcie and the God Squad - Breaking Free
    on May 5, 2013
    My kids attend public school.  That's by choice.  So I was a little surprised to hear about this recent encounter Marcie had with some "friends" (and, yes, I guess I use that word lightly).  The interaction went something like this:Mar...
  • Pantsing
    on May 4, 2013
    Yesterday, we got an unusual phone call from one of Casey's friend's moms.  Her voicemail message was cryptic.  She made a comment about her child being called to the principal's office and there being an "issue."  The implication was...
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