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The memory of feelings…

I am supposed to be planning lessons… but I have many thoughts circling, many of which make my eyes leak and I need to get some of them down. We are firmly in March now; which tends to be one … Continue reading

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Twice this week I have heard information that I really didn’t want to, not that was a surprise in either case. I saw a new pediatrician with Jelly this week. She agreed that there is indeed, probably something wrong. She … Continue reading

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A start…

Usually sometime late in December, I sit down and write a post reflecting on the year gone. This year, my blog has been neglected and it hasn’t happened. So instead of looking back, this year I am looking forward. We … Continue reading

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Christmas Conversations

Christmas is coming. We can all feel it in our bones. One of us is very excited. One of us is full of worry, full of anxiety. Two of us are exhausted and know it is going to be a … Continue reading

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trauma part 1

Trauma is real. Trauma exists. Trauma has long lasting effects. These are facts. The removal of a child from a life filled with abuse, doesn’t negate the effects of that abuse. The removal of child, to a safe place, doesn’t … Continue reading

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No surprise…

This weekend the rage erupted. It spewed it’s hurt all over the family. It has been coming since the start of September and I have already made moves to start coping with it. The worst possible thing for me, is … Continue reading

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It’s a new chapter – adoption thoughts

At some point yesterday, after a variety of conversations over the course of the week (both IRL and on twitter) it struck me how many people still see adoption as a cure all. It’s not. And that (I think) is … Continue reading

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