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Dawn June 13, 2011 at 6:45 am

Your children are absolutely stunning. I have family members who were adopted internationally as well. best of luck to you and your family!
I read your article about separation anxiety and your adopted child. I have a foster child who still sees her family which makes the anxiety worse- do you have any suggestions for readings? i do not receive help from the organization i am fostering her thru which makes it harder and when they do help-their suggestions are check the internet or see family more- neither of which help.


Traci June 16, 2011 at 10:09 pm

I love reading all about you & your amazingly, unique, hand picked children! I look forward to learning more about your path & what led you down this path! So great to meet you. -Traci (aka @frklfac)


Jerry Griffith January 22, 2012 at 10:28 am

Hi Laura: This is the first time I’ve read your blog and it’s about box wines. This is a subject very high on my list. I’m a product designer and we recently introduced our latest product called Bag O’ Wine Insulated Carrier. You can see it at, Home and Kitchen Department, search words Bag O Wine insulated Carrier. You’ll see all specifications there. I’m familiar with the wine purse you described. However, there is no record of it on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and we own the first provisional patent on a carrier for wine in a plastic bag that comes in a box. Not that that matters so much. You’ll find our bag if very versatile and usefull in many ways in addition to keeping a bag of wine cold on a picnic or other outing. I see you have kids, so you could use our carrier for juices and other kid things as well. In a pinch it could even be a diapaer bag! If you’re so inclined, check it out. I’d love to hear your comments via email when your time permits. Thanks for your interest. Jerry


Don Beverly April 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm

My dad is 84, he had a stroke in Jan. 2014. He has been in 4 different hospitals. He was doing very good a week ago and then it hit, septic shock. He is in ICU very unresponsive. The DR.s are giving him heavy meds. If you would be so kind, you never said where the infection was. We are still trying to find my dads sourse of the infection. Thank you


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