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We Are Knoxville – Infertility Awareness, Struggles, and Hope

In the spring of 2011 I was sitting in my home office sad, mad, and anxious — there wasn’t an emotion I wasn’t having at the time. A few minutes later I ran upstairs to tell my husband that I had been researching a trip to Paris. He stared at me crazily because there was […]

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I Hate This Is Us

About a year and a half ago I saw previews for a new show. They looked interesting and it looked to be well done. I was intrigued. I missed the night of the premier, and before I even had a chance to look it up and watch it, I had gotten handfuls of messages from […]

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Choose Your Words Carefully

In honor of National Adoption Month, take a little advice from a real mom. When my husband and I married in October 2000, we took one full year to enjoy being newlyweds. By Christmas 2001, we stopped all forms of birth control to, as we said, “see what happens.” We were nervous, yet hopeful that […]

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The Adoption Option

The Adoption Option

2012 was a rough year for me. I faced cancer and inevitably the inability to have any more children. You can read more about here. I have two children of my own, one boy and one girl. I am blessed beyond measure that I have my children. Still, the ability to have more kiddos being […]

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A Letter to My Daughter’s Birth Mom

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of our daughter’s Adoption Day. It’s a special day, filled with sweetness and celebration and simultaneously deep sadness and grief. I don’t take lightly that in order for our daughter to become our daughter, she had to lose the family she was born into and first knew. As we […]

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This Is (All Of) Us: Why We Have Fallen in Love with the Pearsons

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve at least heard about NBC’s latest attempt to pull heartstrings and draw you in each week with a TV show called This Is Us. It’s basically an hour-long cryfest every Tuesday night…and I mean that in the best way. Honestly, after a recent episode, which largely focused on […]

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It Took Two Years

The other night I was laying with my little girl while she fell asleep. I was rubbing her back and comforting her while we were snuggled up. It was normal — a totally normal occurrence on a normal night with my little girl. But then I realized that this normalcy wasn’t normal AT ALL! You […]

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