Author Archive | Megan

Business Side of Infant Loss 1

The Business Side of Infant Loss :: A Thank You to My Husband

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses. -Lao Tzu Together we held our son, who was still born, in the middle of the night. You helplessly watched your daughter take her last breath on my warm bare chest. You were always calm, collected and […]

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Frequently we are asked if we have contact with our daughters' biological families. When we explain the open status of London’s adoption, common responses are “That must be hard!” or “I don’t know if I could do that!”

Love, Platinum :: A Glimpse into Our Open Adoption

Frequently we are asked if we have contact with our daughters’ biological families. When we explain the open status of London’s adoption, common responses are “That must be hard!” or “I don’t know if I could do that!” Although it would have been difficult to anticipate the closeness we have, this relationship has grown and […]

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“Those Dogs Don’t Like My Black Skin”:: The Challenges of Being An Interracial Family

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” ― Martin […]

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O Holy Hair :: A Hair Routine for the Holidays {and every other day}

Since the adoptions of our two African American daughters there has been a learning curve caring for their hair.  The silver lining has been this unique expression of family, ritual, and tradition.  The holiday season is busier than ever for my family, with weeks meticulously scheduled with an array of dinners and present openings, work […]

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Life As A Lactation Consultant

Life As A Lactation Consultant :: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

If you told me 15 years ago during nursing school I would be a Lactation Consultant, I would’ve laughed at your joke.  I planned on working with children with cancer in intensive care – “real” nursing. It was an awkward set of events that led me here, but I could not be happier with fate. Any […]

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Making Halloween Costumes

My Love/Hate Relationship with Making Halloween Costumes

In our LBK (Life Before Kids) Halloween ranked highly as a favorite holiday. Many hours over the years have been spent brainstorming, planning and implementing our Halloween costumes. Being board game geeks, one year we chose to make life-size, fully functioning, wearable Battleship costumes – and I’m pretty sure we spent more time on these […]

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