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National Adoption Month: Finding You & Giveaway

Hey, birth-mom! I’m looking for you. I want to find you. I’ve written several posts throughout the last few years, regarding my adoption and emotions around the issue. I’ve talked about the statistics and what I want people to know about being adopted. A year ago, I received my DNA results. I found out what […]

National Adoption Month: Yep, I’m Adopted & Adoption Statistics You Should Know graphic

National Adoption Month: Yep, I’m Adopted & Adoption Statistics You Should Know

Adoption. Some people treat even the suggestion of it as if it were a four-letter word. When a woman finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she sees three options: 1. Abort the baby 2. Raise the baby 3. Place the baby for adoption Most women find even the idea of carrying a baby that you will not […]

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Fig Happenings // vol. 1 Graduation Recap & Why You Should Get A Degree

It took me exactly three years to finish my Master’s degree and arrive at graduation. The day I graduated with my Master’s in English–Technical Writing was the first day I ever set foot on the Northern Arizona University campus. Flagstaff is stunning. Truly. You quickly pass from the desert into mountains which seem to pull […]

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Passholder Secrets: Rock Your Disney Trip [Even with a Toddler]

I grew up with a Disneyland pass for the majority of my childhood. I learned a lot in those years. Here are my top Disneyland pass holder secrets. Let’s kick it. 1. Skip the traditional entrance and security lines. So this lil’ tip requires you going through Downtown Disney. If the security lines are awful, enter […]

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My Story of PPD: Maternal Depression Awareness Month

May marks the start of Maternal Depression Awareness Month. The Maternal Depression Awareness Month is an awareness campaign that is extremely close to my heart. My Story After having my baby, I lost control of my mental health. My depression came back with a vengeance on top of the severe anemia that I was already […]

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Star Wars Chic

      When Oliver told me that he wanted a Star Wars party, I easily thought of the decor, menu, favors. What I struggled with was the idea of dressing all of us in themed attire. How does someone make a Star Wars outfit chic and not cliche? Well, here is my answer. Use […]

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National Adoption Day: What An Adopted Child Wants You to Know

National Adoption Day was Saturday! I totally thought it was today. Oops! Nevertheless, I have seen this day approaching on my calendar for a weeks now. I knew that I wanted to post something in honor of it, but as I sit here there are a vast amount of paths that I could take. I want […]

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National Adoption Month: My Experience as an Adopted Child

Today marks the end of National Adoption Month. Last year I wrote this post. Since then it has become one of my most pinned posts. I am grateful for this, not because I don’t love the posts shared about my pregnancy or how to become a better writer, but rather, I’m grateful that this topic […]