Nǐ hǎo, and thank you for stopping by! I'm Nicole. Wife, mama to 4, by birth and adoption, homeschooler, hobby farmer, chicken wrangler, sourdough baker, photographer, blogger, bookworm, orphan care advocate.
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I’ve always hoped one of my kids would lose their two front teeth at the same time. I don’t know why, butView full post »
I recently looked back at my blog archives and noticed that I hadn’t blogged about Sunshine’s cleft journeyView full post »
We had to say goodbye to Sunshine’s speech therapist yesterday, so bittersweet! Sunshine is transitioning fromView full post »
This little beauty has been hungry for knowledge since the end of last school year. She is so much moreView full post »
Verbal language … it’s a lovely thing.
After using sign language almost exclusively for the first year and a halfView full post »
Almost two years ago, we took Sunshine to her first cleft clinic day. It was a very long day (smack dab in theView full post »
In trying to stay positive, it can only get better from here, right? Lisa, Sunshine’s new ST, came todayView full post »
It’s funny … before we had a child with cleft lip & palate, I didn’t realize all of the littleView full post »
To be honest, I was dreading Sunshine’s speech therapy evaluation on Thursday. After her less-than-enthusiasticView full post »
Did you know that playing with straws in the bathtub is actually speech therapy? Who knew?!? We hadView full post »
Ok friends, if you don’t want to see a picture of a repaired palate two weeks after surgery, you should probablyView full post »
Well it appears that surgery has finally caught up with Little Miss Sunshine, who is, quite honestly, not soView full post »
We are 4 days post-palate repair and this is my girl. Can you even believe her?! This is such a toughView full post »
You can barely tell she had major surgery 3 days ago. Aside from her generally subdued demeanor, the tape residueView full post »
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4:30am – Up and in the shower, breakfast, and packing the car.
5:30amView full post »
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