Gluten Free (or not) No Yolks dish

This is one of those open the fridge, pull things out and hope for the best.   And if I do say so myself this was seriously tasty! Although I would've like a few more ingredients such as maybe some peas and tomatoes, I figured what I had was a good jump off point. Ingredients: 2 Onions 3 carrots 1 box baby spinach Veggie Chicken substitute (obviously you can use regular chicken) Garlic Salt Pepper Basil Parsley Oregano 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVO) or butter 4...
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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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Heaven sent strength

  In our childhood and teen years we went to a local Catholic school and church where there was a local family that was quite a large family in toll and over the years my brother “H” had developed and sustained a friendship with one of the fellows from this family.  For anonymity purposes we’ll call him “P”.    As the years went by my brother “H” has stayed local to where we grew up and has very strong friendships with all his childhood buds including “P” who later had met and married a gal “...
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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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Heaven bound Father Day wishes to my father’s

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. ~ Pope John XXIII I don't know about you but I think that as an adoptee often we naturally go in search of our birth moms and our dads kind of come later.  We likely do this because we associate our Birth Mothers as the ones that birthed us and gave us up.  And I've been in the adoption triad long enough to know that there are many scenarios regarding ones relinquishment but I am just talking in the sense of how...
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Mothers Day…my perspective.

There is no other gift as great as that of your mother.  To have a “present” mother and one that takes you on the journey of mother and daughter is what every girl deserves.  At times the woman who births you isn’t the same one that nurtures you, supports you, shows you your value…your worth and drives you to be the best you that you can be. Whether you are a biological, adoptive, step mother legal guardian or otherwise; if you are the female figure raising children it is through you that t...
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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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My life and perspective as an adoptee.

My hope would be that in blogging about this and opening up this part of my life that I can in some way help you or someone to understand that it's OK to hope, it's OK to wonder, it perfectly understandable to be angry and to deal with abandonment issues and on and on an on. I haven't posted for a bit about this and I'm not sure why.  I think in part it comes from having felt I was "the little secret" which even now as an adult some still hope to keep that way.  I do need to clarify though th...
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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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An adoptee’s journey

"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangled, but will never break." --An ancient Chinese belief" As you know last weeks post was initiated by a trip down memory lane while transferring over some old VHS tapes.  Prior to that I had been giving thought to blogging about adoption in general, my adoption and the adoption triad as I know it.  (The triad is a triangular symbol for the birth parent, ado...
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