A New Year And New Decisions


I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday.  We did, and I’m so sad to see the break come to an end.   We didn’t do all the things, see all the people or go all the places that I wanted to, but we hung out together, and we kind of did a little bit of […]

National Adoption Month. Sharing Our Story Of Newborn Domestic Adoption

Love From The Oven Adoption Story www.lovefromtheoven.com

November is National Adoption Month.  That’s kind of a big deal in our house, because our family was completed through the miracle of adoption. All of the amazing photos in this post are our personal photos, taken by the incredible Meggan Jacks Photography.  Our youngest daughter G became a part of our family through the […]

First National Apraxia Awareness Day – May 14, 2013

Apraxia Awareness Day

Today I interrupt the posts about cupcakes and cookies to share a very important post that is very personal and close to my heart.   Today is the first National Apraxia Awareness Day.   What’s apraxia?  Yeah, about a year ago, I had no idea either.  Fast forward to today, and I am extremely aware […]

Away From The Oven – Special Needs Care Map

Care Map For Grace

Last week HuffPost Parents shared an amazing and powerful “care map” that special needs parent Cristen drew to illustrate all that goes into caring for her special needs child.    It was incredible to look at and see all of the items written out, the items that for most parents are juggled around in their head […]

CASANA – Sharing A Cause Close To My Heart


I was recently asked by the folks at Kleenex if I would like to write a post that shared a cause or organization that was close to my heart.    The answer was an easy yes, and I didn’t have to think twice to know which organization I would love to share with my readers – […]

Special Needs Parenting – Some Days.


There are days that are good.  There are days that are bad.  And there are some days that are hard.    Today is hard.   I always feel like I need to immediately add a disclaimer – it could be so much worse.  I’ve watched friend’s lose spouses at young ages, children go through cancer, terrible awful […]