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Love has no labels

I remember, before we adopted the girls, people asking me if we could possibly love “someone else’s children as much as we would love our own.” The simple answer is that we couldn’t love them more. 166 more words


Celebrating Book Week... in several ways!

Several of my friends with school age children have been having a few headaches trying to get to grips with book week and rustling up character costumes for their little ones to shuffle off to school in.   362 more words

Life Coaching

One day 'til China: Three bags full

Well, hello. Tomorrow I’m going to China.

It’s been a long road to get here, and I’ve written about most of it. I wrote about… 711 more words


10 Years Later: What I've Learned About Adoption

It’s been 10 years since we were handed our new daughter in the meeting room of a hotel in Guiyang, China.

Ten years since we wrapped arms and hearts around her and promised to never, ever let go. 1,291 more words


Hug in a Mug

Sipping hot chocolate after a major meltdown, Pickle quietly whispered, “Mummy, sometimes I feel like I’m a really bad person.”

The anger had dissipated, the frustration eased. 202 more words



The biggest change to our lives as an adopted family came when we joined New Family Social. Set up by Andy Leary May in 2007 as a way of getting LGBT adopters to network, socialise and support one another. 248 more words


Two days 'til China: Stress dreams, speed-shopping and koalas

I had a really horrible dream last night. I’m fully aware that dream-sharing is annoying, but indulge me. It’s my blog, and you’re reading it, for some reason. 549 more words

The Kid