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Author Archive | Maggie Poole


Your Child’s Place

If you have ever had to choose a daycare for your child, you know that it can be quite a difficult task. There are so many factors to consider; location, price, availability, cleanliness, etc. These are just some of the things that affect your decision. BUT – what if you are a parent of medically […]

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Picture Perfect Life

The brutal truth is no mom is perfect so why do we all feel like we need to portray the perfect life on Facebook.  Let’s take a moment and be real, ladies: You did not roll out of bed looking fabulous after you were up four times with a fussy baby YET you post a […]

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Celebrating Adoption Everyday

   November is national adoption month which means this is the time of year that everyone is excited about adoption. The truth is as an adoptive mom, we celebrate adoption every day! I had dreamed about adopting a child since I was a young, so one of the first things I did when I met […]

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Learning to Say No

I have always heard “the first step is admission” to trying to change a behavior or character trait, so here goes…. I admit I have a hard time saying “no” to other people regardless of the situation. I think it truly is a mix of guilt and an internal power struggle with me. If I say no, I’m […]

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My Pet Peeve – The Mom Shush

OK, before you begin reading too much of this post, I’m going to start off by stating, that these are my personal thoughts. I warn you because what I’m about to say goes against every political correctness seminar you’ve taken. My biggest pet-peeve as a medically needy mom is when someone IGNORES the obvious. If […]

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The Day I Became A Mother

  The day I met my son is a little different than the fairy-tale birth story you see in the movies. My husband and I had just finished our certification to become foster parents on Monday when we received a call  on Thursday that there was a baby in the NICU that needed a family […]

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