The Gift in Slowing Down to a Child’s Pace

May 24, 2014

Tabitha writes, “I wanted to share an experience from my family’s first vacation. I just returned form a two-week stay in Mexico with my husband and 15 month old daughter. The first week was shared with my entire extended family as we celebrated the wedding of my younger sister. I was extremely excited to introduce […]

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On Our Way, With a Little Help From Our Friends (A Christmas Miracle)

December 21, 2013

As many of you know, I am in the (very long, painfully slow) process of adopting  my niece R from the foster care system, and to that end, I  have been required to remain in the state of Florida (where she was born) throughout this past year. On December tenth, R and I received a ruling […]

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Home at Last!

December 8, 2012

  I am thrilled to announce that R. came home to her family on November 29. 2012. I think she’s as happy to be home as we are to have her here with us. A quote that sums up some of my feelings about our first week together: “If one feels the need of something grand, […]

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One Particular Baby

August 28, 2012

  “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” -Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement address 2005. (My answer is, “Yes, I would!”) Right now, there are no words that come easily, and I’m no poet, so all I have to offer is unvarnished, straightforward, […]

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Emptying Our Minds in Order to Be More Present With Babies

July 22, 2012

This was a good reminder for me. It’s hard to be present and responsive and enjoy what’s right in front of us if our mind is full of thoughts and worries about other things. I wish I knew who to credit for this drawing, but I don’t. I found it on facebook, and tried to […]

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A Moment In Time

December 8, 2011

  Endless lists of things to do, an avalanche of unanswered e-mail and phone calls, piles of dirty laundry, and a sink full of dirty dishes, not to mention dust bunnies so big I wouldn’t be able to distinguish them from the cat if she wasn’t so loud and insistent on receiving her fair share […]

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So Many Books, So Little Time

June 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: A moment in time. Magda and me, at a used bookstore in Hollywood.

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Little Things

April 24, 2011

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” — Antonio Smith Today was a gorgeous, warm spring day, and J. begged to go out back to play after weeks of being cooped up indoors due to lots of rain. I sat nearby and […]

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