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Zara’s Birth Story

I last blogged in June 2016 to share the wonderful news of the adoption of our daughter,┬áMansi. Little did I know that 366 days after welcoming Mansi into our family, we would welcome a baby sister. Growing our family through adoption and pregnancy in one year has been a stretching joy. I have so many … Continue reading »

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The Much-Feared Homestudy

Before we started our home study, I had visions of our adoption practitioner checking our closets and looking under the bed, searching for piles of laundry or giant dustbunnies–clues we would be poor parents. I agonized about a super-awkward, super-envasive series of visits in which we tried our best to maintain the ruse that we … Continue reading »

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The Ideal Flight

Flying. Nothing is quite so exhilarating, boring, efficient and exhausting. No matter where I fly I’m perpetually amazed by two things: how fast I got so far, and how tired I am after doing nothing but sitting around in cars, waiting lounges and airplane seats. So here’s a question that was recently posed to me … Continue reading »

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Mexican Tortilla Soup

Perhaps in a futile attempt to deny the onslaught of Winter, I’m on a South of the Border kick these days. And no, Canadian Amis, I don’t mean American. I mean Mexican. Central American. Warm climate, spicy food, sunshine, zesty music and melodic syllables I don’t understand . Allow me to invite you into my … Continue reading »

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Somewhat Related Links for an End-of-Winter-Day

Yesterday I pushed the apartment door open to see our living room flooded with warm, glowing sunshine. I glanced at my watch: 6 p.m.! Finally, the days are getting longer and the sun is feeling a little bit brighter. Here’s a collection of links that are only mildly related–actually, I think all that they have … Continue reading »

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