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Good to Know for November

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Three Things that are Good to Know for November: If you’re struggling through grief in a season of gratitude (or know someone who is), here is my journey to find it again. It’s National Adoption Month. Find out how to be an encouragement to an adoptive family. How I organized my holiday season to prioritize relationships over busyness (Plus a […] Read more…

Popular Articles

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Here are some of my readers’ favorite articles by theme: Grief 15 Ideas for Facing the Anniversary of a Loved Ones Death The Empty Chair: How to Face a New Normal After Loss Grief and the Family Photo: The First Family Photo After the Loss of My Son Why Kay Warren is Right About Grief […] Read more…

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Learning to Let Go of the Perfect Life

I always wanted to have kids. Starting in elementary school, my dream was to become a wife and mom. My future life resembled something out of the JC Penny catalogue we got in the mail: blonde models dressed in royal blue pantsuits stood alongside their ‘husbands,’ who looked just like my tanned Ken doll–feathered hair, […] Read more…

How we find love after loss

“I would like to be adopted someday,” she says to me as we walk through a cow pasture in rural Mexico. The girl, who lives in a group home with 25 other foster kids, hopes to be adopted by the house parents who started the home, but Mexico’s laws make adoption difficult. She is eight and […] Read more…