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The Benefits of a Large Age Gap

Why would you want to start all over with a baby? You wouldn’t believe it, but I’ve actually been asked this question (on multiple occasions) by complete strangers when they see me with my infant and my almost 7 year old.  So many people have asked that I’ve decided to share my thoughts on the subject with you here. If …

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Surviving the NICU: Adoptive Parent Edition

When we welcomed our youngest son into our family through adoption, we experienced the NICU for the first time.  When our oldest son was born, the closest he came to anything like the NICU was having to stay in the well baby nursery for about 24 hours under the bilirubin lights.  As a first time mama, this stressed me to …

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