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538 weeks ago @ One Thankful Mom - Top Twenty Toys · 0 replies · +1 points

When I get to work tomorrow, I'll do my best to remember to send you my recipe for play dough. I love it! Though I love "that play doh" smell, making it is better.

553 weeks ago @ One Thankful Mom - Not That Special · 0 replies · +1 points

Wow. I really like that perspectivce. I am not an adoptive mother, but I often feel "second" as a step-mother. It is a tough job, but not doing the job would be much tougher!

558 weeks ago @ One Thankful Mom - Their Pain, Not Mine · 0 replies · +1 points

I'll print this one and hold onto it.

558 weeks ago @ One Thankful Mom - Whidbey Island · 0 replies · +1 points

Great photo - my oldest is in WA visiting my Mom. This makes me wish I was with them!

566 weeks ago @ One Thankful Mom - Tuesday's Answers: Att... · 0 replies · +1 points

Ahhh! This post scares me and encourages me all at the same time. As our "his-hers-ours" family explores adoption, I am struck by the unimaginable hard this will be. The only advice I can give others is to never expect to love any of your children the same. Love means you give them what they need and they all need different things at different times. I have struggled with similar issues as a stepmother - I don't love him the same way I love the children I birthed, yet I don't love them the same way as one another. Once I forgave myself for the (inner) discrepancies, the outside seemed much more loving! Also, remember to communicate with your spouse - sometimes I just tell mine that so-and-so (and they've all had plenty of turns) is grating on my nerves a little more than the rest and he picks up my slack.

567 weeks ago @ One Thankful Mom - A Little Friend Needs ... · 0 replies · +1 points

And, thank you, Laurel, for sharing your story. I can't even imagine.

567 weeks ago @ One Thankful Mom - A Little Friend Needs ... · 2 replies · +1 points

Thank you, Margaret, for putting my confusion into words,

575 weeks ago @ One Thankful Mom - Making Weighted Blankets · 0 replies · +1 points

Be sure and check with your OT. I have known kids that loved them and kids that hated them...

577 weeks ago @ One Thankful Mom - Tuesday Topic: Church ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Have you ever posted the question, "What led you to decide to adopt?"

We have rolled this decision around and around in our heads for years now. I pray more often than I can tell you, yet have not gone forward or let it go. I'm curious as to how others came to the understanding that adoption was meant for their family.