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Gem LifeWithKatie
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"Life with Katie" is the blog I write about the adoption of our daughter, Katie, and our hopes to adoption again in the near future
"Life with Katie" is the blog I write about the adoption of our daughter, Katie, and our hopes to adoption again in the near future

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Today I
hand the blog over to RB who is a 16 year old adoptee.  She has recently
started writing her own blog about her life and living with attachment
disorder.  I asked RB if she would like to write for the Life with Katie
readers as well because I'm posi...

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The Highs and Lows of Adoption...
When you write a blog for a long time it becomes part of the family; a part of who you are and how you express yourself. I've been writing this blog since the day before we met Katie for the first time. It has evolved and grown, originally intended as a met...

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Exasperation!
How many times a day do you throw your hands up in the air in pure frustration or mentally scream inside your head exasperated? I don't think I'd even like to count how many times a day I do this.  All I know is that inside my head it feels like there's a w...

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Picky Pip!
My darling son is becoming quite the picky Pip just lately. It's quirky and funny and frustrating all in one little pickle parcel.  For all Katie's "issues" she was quite amenable for me to choose her clothing at aged 4, but not Pip.  He knows what he wants...

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National Adoption Week 2016
I'll admit that #NAW16 has caught me napping this year. I''m chiding myself a little bit because it was National Adoption Week 2010 that brought me into the Bloggersphere as I wanted to share our journey with potential adopters.  I suspect I was very rosy-t...

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Understanding Katie....
Regular
readers of this blog will know how long it took us to get a diagnosis
of Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND), which is a
diagnosis under the Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) umbrella,
and ADHD. It took us a while to realise tha...

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Confessions of a Summer Parent.....
I'm approaching the end of term with a mixture of relief and anxiety.  Relief that the pain of getting Katie and Pip to school and pre-school on time; fully dressed; hair brushed; teeth brushed; lunches packed; homework ignored is about to come to an end fo...

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The Bee Hotel.....
During the recent half term Katie, Pip and I were invited to go to the Wyevale Garden Centre in Andover , Hampshire to join in with their Busy Bee week .  We had a choice of going to the Perfect Pollinator; Buzzing Bakery or Bee Hotel. In the  Perfect Polli...

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A Fine Bromance.....
I'm writing about Pip again today, partly because he's taking up a lot of my thoughts and partly because I've decided to stay in denial about Katie's current behaviour at home (a blog post for another time).  Katie takes up a lot of my focus and I think Pip...

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A Difficult Decision...
A few weeks ago we made the difficult decision to try Katie on Methylphenidate (Ritalin to you and me).  It wasn't a decision made lightly. It was more a decision made out of an ever increasing feeling of desperation as Katie's behaviour currently is becomi...
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