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I'm in the Costco line getting groceries…. Random lady in line: "Where are you from?" Me: "Me? I’m from Beaverton." Random lady: "No, like where are you from from?" Me: "Um, I’m originally from Connecticut." Random lady: "I mean like where are you from?" {I...
My toddler’s cheeks are so kissable. I can barely contain myself from covering them in kisses. Recently, her own little voice is developing. While she is full of sweetness, occasionally her reply is, “No mommy. No more kisses.” Learning to respect her boundaries,...
I knew nothing about the Grey's Anatomy episode, Trigger Happy, other than I was a week behind. As I sat down, grateful for a DVR, I was merely looking forward to getting lost in an hour of TV. However, the story...
My now six-year-old daughter came to me when she was just three-months-old through foster care, and later joined my family officially through adoption. I have spent the last six years building up my portfolio when it comes to advocating for...
I am a special needs parent. Those six words are hard to type. Because I don't think of my children as having special needs; they are just my kids. Not all special needs can be "seen". You probably wouldn't be...
"Fellow Muslim Portland friends, please be on high alert as threats have been made against our community in the Portland metro area. Stay vigilant and call the police if you see any unusual behavior." This was a friend's Facebook status...
Ah, Oktoberfest. Just the sound of it causes this German girl's little heart to beat in time with the chicken dance! I often tell people that Oktoberfest is like a religion in my family. I grew up attending the annual...
One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome. It’s easy to gloss over that number or not think about what that means for a child or family until you actually know and love...
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