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Celebrate Milestones

How to Celebrate Milestones For and With Your Child

A few years ago when my oldest was heading off to Kindergarten, some friends and I brainstormed on how we could celebrate our kids (all boys) to encourage them before they started school. We landed on the idea of making gift baskets for each kid with some meaningful things inside – an idea, which while […]

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Infertility Warriors - Dallas Moms Blog

Infertility Warriors: Don’t Forget You Have An Army

Naked from the waist down with a paper “blanket” over your girl parts, waiting for yet another vaginal ultrasound might be the definition of vulnerability. As you mentally prepare for the doctor you both love and emotionally fear to walk through that door, you realize that these visits are your low points.  The anticipation of […]

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Foster care - Dallas Moms Blog

Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Foster Parent?

Far and away the most common response I get when telling people the infant in my care is a foster placement is something to the effect of “You are so amazing/it takes a special person to do that/I could never do that” etc. etc. etc.   I have yet to say what I am really thinking […]

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how we became foster parents

Joy and Loss: How We Became Foster Parents

First, we got a license to be a foster care home, and then we “opened” to receive calls for potential placement. We opened at midnight on a Monday. I turned on my phone ringer Sunday night, just in case. I had the feeling of anticipation identical to the days before my biological babies were born, when I was […]

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