Category Archives: babies

baby on my brain + more modern nurseries

while we wait and wait (and wait!) for our baby to come to us and for the universe to get us a step closer to having baby reardon in our nest, i pass the time by looking at cute nurseries/kiddo rooms online. i am partial to the ones with white walls and lots of bright [...]

a birthday celebration for le petit bebe

just some ideas for a sweet girl’s birthday… i like to pick a theme and 2 or three colors and go from there. i find inspirational color combos on etsy and in all the blogs that i peruse each day, but color inspiration can be found anywhere. in the store, walking down the street, in [...]

open adoption + becoming “real parents”- part deux

sorry for the rant, but i have had a few people make these comments and i completely understand that it is because they dont know any better and they mean no harm to us. but adoption is a deeply personal and emotional subject for us and these comments rub a raw spot on my heart. [...]

open adoption + becoming “real parents”- part 1

what is open adoption? this is usually one of the first questions a family member or friend asks when we tell them that we are waiting to adopt in an open adoption. “Open adoption simply means that the birth parents have the opportunity to participate fully in their adoption plan, including: selecting the parents they [...]

little monkey grows up

this little monkey is not my child. he is my sweet, adorable, funny nephew. he makes me laugh and gives me the best open mouthed and sloppy little kisses. he smiles when he sees his auntie jack and makes my heart swell with love. his mommy and daddy went through some heart breaking and life [...]

put a feather on it

i dont know if it is the introduction of spring or the adorable feather earrings that my friend, melody, was wearing when she came to visit last weekend thats making me think of feathery things, but im loving all things finely feathered right now…

an adoption poem

Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute; You didn’t grow under my heart but in it. I didn’t give you the gift of life, But in my heart I know. The love I feel is deep and real, As if it [...]

i wished for you

life is a funny thing. some days you just coast along with no worries and a smile on your face. but those other days?  they can be brutal. this is an accurate description of life in general, life for the masses. but for those of us that are waiting to adopt/trying to get pregnant those [...]

i see spots

it was all a blur

i dont know what it is about the holidays that makes us want to max our social calendars out and be among friends more than usual, but im all for it. this weekend, actually starting on thursday,  was a blur of busy-ness. we started the weekend off thursday night at leon bistro where we had [...]