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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My first introduction to Duān Wǔ Jié, or Dragon Boat Festival, was in June of 2011 when my husband and I were in ChinaView full post »
This year, the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival falls on September 15. It is a day of Thanksgiving and gratitude for theView full post »
Over the years, we’ve had a lot of fun with sensory bins. A few of my little loves are sensory-seeking (oftenView full post »
Lunar New Year is fast approaching! Our celebrations have morphed over the years, especially depending on the seasonView full post »
We hit a big milestone in our house this month. After being home for over 9 months, Dumpling slept in his very own bigView full post »
You may remember that my husband and I traveled with our three children (ages 9, 7, and 4) to bring our newest son homeView full post »
I recently looked back at my blog archives and noticed that I hadn’t blogged about Sunshine’s cleft journeyView full post »
I have been trying to write this post in my head for a month now. Words seem terribly inadequate, but today I want toView full post »
One of my friends recently shared on Facebook that she was struggling with being newly home with her second ChineseView full post »
I can remember our China trip to adopt Sunshine like it was yesterday. If I close my eyes, I can remember stepping offView full post »
My feisty three-year-old was still in a crib up until a few weeks ago. I know that’s a little on the olderView full post »
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As we guided ourView 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 »
Sometimes as I rock Sunshine to bed at night, I think about her first mother. I mostly grieve for all that she willView full post »
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