Your story “will” heal…..

 I start off with a heartfelt thank you to those of you reading this blog and to those who have had the courage to step forward and message me about the adoption-related posts.  You have taken the time and energy to step out of your comfort in touching base with me and sharing your stories.  I started adoption related postings; with the hopes that you may find even a small part of yourself here.  I am touched to know as well that there are others out there who have connected with the post(s)...
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The journey of self discovery

Please indulge me while I clarify that personally in my life do not refer to my parents as my “Adoptive parents”; they are my “parents”.  I only use these terms throughout my posts so that you can follow the bouncing ball. ;)  From here forward I will use A.D. for Adoptive Parents, B.P. for Birth Parents. I mentioned in a previous post that I do not recall a time that I did not know I was adopted, but this is worth repeating.  I say this because over the years of doing adoption reunions there...
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Happy Mother’s Day

One of the things I love most about what I do is meeting so many fabulous parents and getting to know so many moms and babes.  I have been so fortunate to meet many great moms along the way whether that be in my baby sign language classes, my workshops, through guest lecturing and/or working with those with barriers. Biological mom, foster mom, adoptive mom, legal guardian, Aunts....and any other woman who are the people who nurture, care and set an example for others ... Happy Mother's Day!...
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Liver Souffle for our faithful furry friends

This time around I decided to toss in a recipe for those of you looking for a healthy homemade dog treat.  I say "Faithful furry friends" but dont have cats so you'll have to let me know if you try it for yours! One of my gals has cancer previously....notice I say "HAD" as she is thankfully still in remission!  Sorry I digress :)  Because of her cancer I have been very diligent in eliminating grains and sugar from her diet as it's a known factor that cancer cells and tumors feed on sugar an...
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Make Fireflies That Really Light Up

Hope you kept your little plastic Easter eggs!  Here's a really cute craft the kids will love! Makes for great evening Easter egg hunt! These fireflies are super easy to make. Just pop a flameless LED tealight into a plastic Easter egg. You don't even need glue! Poke holes through the egg with a thumbtack to insert the pipe cleaners. The eyes are drawn onto white sticky labels, and the wings are silver duct tape. Quick, easy, and totally cute! Another  idea is to use glow sticks inste...
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To be or not to be…told that is.

In my last post I spoke about  not recalling being told I was adopted and that it feels like I always just knew.  Someone recently emailed me and shared their story that this was not how it was for them and asked my opinion as to how is their parents didn't see fit to tell hem until much later in life.  Our conversation was along the lines of my saying..." I was one of the fortunate ones that was obviously told at a young age and didn't have the trauma that comes with learning later in life that...
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Chocolate Energy Bites

I forget where I recently saw this recipe but I decided to give it a go.  The concept of it as a little "pick me up" is similar to s recipe I previously posted but most of the ingredients are actually different. Super easy, super quick and a great one for getting your little ones to help with.  As well as they are a perfect little treat through out the day that has those healthy elements to them. Here's what the original recipe called for and I'll underline what I chose to use. Ingredient...
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Feeling Nostalgic

I was transferring some old VHS tapes over to DVD this weekend…and yes I do know DVDs are on their way out to but it was a good “for now” fix.    In doing I took a nostalgic and moving journey. For those of you that don’t know, I am adopted and met my birth family late in life; or at least some of them.  I spent my adult life trying to locate them and when I did it was to find that my mother had passed of cancer not long before I surfaced.  Undoubtedly I was thrilled to have found the family ...
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A techy wannabe

The New My Smart Hands London website! Well this post is started with an apology for having jumped ship the last 2 weeks.  I can not believe it's been that long and I've lost track of time.  Having said that I have thought about posting but have been working diligently on redoing my website and when I sit down tot he computer each time I start back at that and am negligent in my blogging. Doing the site has certainly been challenging but I've got to say as much as I love real food I also lov...
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Dog credited with saving baby’s life

This is just one of those feel good stories I had to post and share with you and re-enforces the fact that our dogs are much more in tune then we think. [youtube]http://youtu.be/BQvzKk9Tn0s[/youtube] PORTLAND, CT (WFSB) - A family in Portland is thanking their rescue dog for saving their infant daughter's life. "If Duke hadn't been so scared, we would have just gone to sleep," said Jenna Brousseau. On Sunday night, Duke, who was adopted nearly six years ago, jumped on the Broussea...
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