Crane Estate Engagement | Ipswich MA

Crane Estate EngagementEmily and Todd and Liz and I met at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA, for a Crane Estate engagement session. Showers were in the area, and skies were ominous, but we capitalized on the drama in the skies with our photographs. Further, these two were so relaxed and at ease, they laughed and played and had a great time, making it fun for not just them but for us as well. The Crane Estate has special meaning for Emily, as her parents were married there!...more

Adoption Day

It's hard for me to fathom that as of 12 years ago today, a judge declared me a mom.  Life since then has radically changed, mostly for the best.  Some of you will read and declare with eye brows raised, mostly? Yes mostly.  There are things that I miss about being care free and not having to worry constantly about another human being other than myself.  The staying up all night and sleeping all day, drinking and taking off for the weekend.  You think that would have ended when my thirties went out the door but I was still doing it up until my son came into my life....more

Embrace The Snuggle

Embrace the snuggle. Those are the three words that keep ringing through my ears. The ears that my youngest nugget has a hold of. Softly holding them. Giving himself comfort. While we snuggle. My little ear holder....more

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Infertile Ground

This post has been simmering just beneath the surface for me over the last 2 weeks.  Well over the last 10 years really.  There was a post on a forum I follow asking will you ever forget your infertility when becoming a parent through adoption?....more

Don't call me an adoptive mom

I hear it all the time "Oh you're an adoptive mom", um no.  I'm a mom.  Short, simple and to the point.  I don't say to you, "Oh, you squirted one out your vajayjay, you're a biological mom".  Yes, I missed his birth, yes I missed his first birthday but really those in the long run don't matter.  I have been through the 5 childhood fevers and rashes, his ear infections, his surgeries, his skinned knees, his first steps, the shooting cheerios out his nose, his first day of school....more
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