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Dear Husband on Father's Day

Dear Husband on Father’s Day

  Dear Husband,   As you know, Father’s Day has a very special meaning to me. It was Father’s day, 2010 that I was able to surprise you with a father’s day card to tell you that I was pregnant. After our miscarriage, and our hopes of becoming parents were dashed, it brought me so […]

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A Random Acts of Kindness-Kinda-Summer

A Random Acts of Kindness Kind of Summer

Spring is almost over, and we’re inching toward that first official day of summer – June 20th, guys! This time of year, I’m always brainstorming as to “what shall we do” all summer to stay entertained and challenged while simultaneously allowing plenty (and I mean, plenty!) of R & R poolside.  It’s a delicate balance, […]

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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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Family Volunteer in Wichita

10 Places Your Family Can Volunteer in Wichita

My boys are 5 and 2 years old, but I believe it’s never too early to teach them about the value of serving others. Activities like walking in a family 5K dressed as superheroes for the Pregnancy and Family Resource Center, participating in the YMCA Bowl-a-thon and donating canned goods to a local food pantry […]

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Lessons learned from Dory

Lessons learned from Dory

I recently watched Finding Dory with my teenage daughter. Disney-Pixar created yet another gem of a movie. While the story was cute and the humor entertaining, I have to admit that some parts of the movie significantly tugged on my “mama-heart” strings. Here are my top three moments that reminded me that being a good parent matters: […]

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Bathroom Equality for All

Special Needs Resources in Wichita

The day after our daughter’s traumatic entrance into this world, we learned she had cerebral palsy. On top of midnight feedings and dirty diapers, those first years for us were also filled with surgeries, doctors, therapists, monitors and equipment, in home nurses, and medication. We weren’t just learning to be new parents, we were learning […]

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Bring Back Date Night! Starting A Babysitting Swap

How does the idea of a monthly date with your significant other without paying a babysitter sound? If you’re like me and don’t have access to grandparents or family members for built-in childcare, this concept may be a game changer.  Since our kiddos came along, date nights have been few and far between for us. First, […]

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