Tag Archives: Adoption

A Leap of Faith
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I’ve been online dating—or perhaps what could be more accurately described as attempting to online date—for a couple of years now. When I began to tentatively consider dating, back in 2010, my biggest fear was that I would meet (and … Continue reading

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The Story of a Name
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Several people have asked how I arrived at Katie’s name. The short answer is I’ve always loved the name Katie, as well as Kate. You can do a lot with a name like Kathryn, and I like that versatility. I … Continue reading

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A Decade of Change
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Maybe it’s because I recently attended my high school reunion, but I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want to be next year when I turn 50. It seems impossible. How could I actually be 50? I find it … Continue reading

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Stealth Grief
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I’ve been rather sad, on and off, the past several weeks—and not because summer school ended much too soon this year (as in, today). No, this was a reappearance of something I call “stealth grief.” This is how stealth grief … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing
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A few weeks ago, I was tagged in The Next Big Thing by my friend and fellow writer, Jennifer Simpson. For those of you who want to know more about my memoir, here’s your chance. What is the working title of … Continue reading

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Comments That Drive Me Crazy #2
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People say some incredibly stupid things when confronted with autism. This is the second installment of insensitive comments that people have said to me regarding Katie’s disability. You can find the first installment here. Enjoy!   But she’s so happy. Yeah, she … Continue reading

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A Little More About Adoption
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I’ve written before about how we, as a society, need to stop treating adoption as the booby prize. Stop viewing it as a second-class track to parenthood. Then someone asked what I would recommend, which got me thinking (always a … Continue reading

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Second Guest Post at The 40+ Woman
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This summer I was asked to do a guest post over at Michelle Murphy Zive’s new website, The 40+ Woman. This is the second installment of the two-part story: An Unplanned Life, Part 2. (See my previous post for the … Continue reading

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Guest Post at The 40+ Woman
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I was asked to do a guest post over at Michelle Murphy Zive’s new website, The 40+ Woman. Here’s the first installment of the two-part story: An Unplanned Life, Part 1. I’m thrilled to be helping start her new community of amazing … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Tradition
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Back when I was a child, Mother’s Day meant all three, and then four, of us kids “helping” Dad with breakfast. Our usual Sunday morning fare was fried or scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, and Sarah Lee Honey Buns—which if … Continue reading

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