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Melissa Baldwin

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Ground Zero
September 8, 1997 ranks as one of the worst days of my
life.   A day I had to face the darkest
parts of myself and admit my deepest failures.   A day I’d rather ignore, pretend never happened and bury under smiles. Here’s the thing.   If
I deny the moment, ...

We had an unfortunate house flood that basically destroyed our kitchen. When it came time to purchase new appliances I did my homework and found the best prices at +Goedeker's . Not only did they have the best prices but their customer services was AMAZING (shout out to Alissa Hamm)! I cannot recommend them more highly!

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Who You Saw We Are
My heart is breaking today.   One of our children is in crisis.   This child, through no fault of their own, struggles with the
neurodevelopmental and behavioral effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder as
well as co-occurring mental illnesses.   The

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Open Letter to Jen Hatmaker
I have been a fan and a reader for some time.  I loved the threads of grace that I glimpsed
in your writing and I felt a kinship with you in that I am also raising home-grown
kids as well as adopted kids.  Your Facebook post today and the subsequent “hero s...

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Come see what we're starting here!!!!!

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Coming Out of Hiding
I love the app “Time Hop”. 
I enjoy pulling it up each morning and looking at the posts and photos
from that same day throughout the last 7 or so years.  Occasionally they bring a tear to my eye but
more often than not, I smile.  The
memories are so preciou...

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Long and Winding Road
“Far better it is to dare mighty
things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to
take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defe...
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