Category Archives: All things Baby

‘Tis the Season for Pregnancy Announcements

Spring is in the air, the sun is shining and it seems like everyone had a busy winter. Every day I am hearing pregnancy announcements from couples. I hear them with mixed thoughts.  Firstly, I am very happy for the couple … Continue reading

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Summer Plans and Waiting

My dreams have been great lately, mostly positive adoption type dreams.  Some weird; like the other night I was waiting in the Thompson, MB airport with a lady with a chicken on her lap and I was flying somewhere to … Continue reading

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Manitoba Needs to Update the Adoption Act

I am a firm believer that if you want something, you need to go out and get it.  This means doing the work, breaking barriers and forging the path if need be.  It is the way I have tackled every … Continue reading

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“At The End of the Day..”

“At the end of the day you’re another day older…”- Les Miserable.   It is a song that I usually save for completing housework, but today it made me think about the concept of age and parenting. When we entered our adoption … Continue reading

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Just Once?

Breathe.  Just breathe. No I am not quoting Faith Hill.  I decided to touch base with the adoption agency just to see how many times our file has been viewed by prospective birth parents.  Yes it has only been six … Continue reading

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Nourish Yourself and Your Relationship

It is hard to believe that we have arrived at the 6 month point since our approval for adoption placement; and nearly a year since we attended our first information session to begin our journey. I’ll admit that once I came to … Continue reading

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New Year: Personal Commitments and Not Resolutions

The book on 2015 has now come to a close and 2016 is well underway. In 2015, I chose to end out the year by completing a personal 25 days of gratitude challenge. I started to share with my readers, but frankly … Continue reading

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November- National Adoption Month

This is the first year that I have become aware of National Adoption Month.  In the past, November was the simply the month leading up to Christmas, the month to remember our Veterans… and now November has a special significance … Continue reading

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Measuring The Wait By Milestones

It has been a couple of weeks since I have done any blogging.  Truthfully you can write only so many “still waiting” blog entries. On Friday we attended the Adoption Options Conceiving Dreams Fundraising gala.  It was a really fun … Continue reading

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Seeing Rainbows- Symbols or Wishful Thinking?

Now that we are officially in waiting status, I find that my mind is no longer consumed with what our next step is or focusing on our next milestone in the process. What is on my mind are the thoughts … Continue reading

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