Monthly Archives: February 2011

“Gifts From China: Happy Birthday to the Best!”

  Guess you can say this is a week of birthdays!  My daughter turned 5 ,wow, I can’t believe how time has flown by…seems like just yesterday she walked off the plane from China and into the arms of our famliy!  It has … Continue reading

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Good Parenting or Overly Obssesive?

A letter to a daughter…  Where’s the love?  On Valentine’s day, I stumbled upon a blog from a mother to her daughter.  I read it and thought that is was beautiful.  Then I read the comments and was irritated by many of them.  … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day – Worlds Apart

I met with an au pair and host family recently and left in tears.  That has never happened before!  Here was this young 19 year old guy who arrived in the states a few weeks ago, eager to improve his … Continue reading

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