Emily Galloway

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Ensuring Ethical Adoption {Three Questions to Ask an Agency}

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I am a social worker who has worked in the field of adoption in various roles for a few years. It was not until I began a contract position with a private adoption agency...

Downsizing with a Growing Family {Why We Bought a Smaller Home}

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Back in September 2020, our family moved to a smaller house. In the midst of a global pandemic, carting around two toddlers, we traded a three-bedroom cape cod for a two-bedroom, two-story home. We...

Ready, Set, Garden {Five Tips from a Seasoned Gardener}

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I don’t consider myself a master gardener at all, but I grew up in a family who gardened and have acquired some tips and tricks along the way. We either grew our own patch...

My Grief with Grief

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I'm in my parents' home writing this post. My sister sleeps while my mom does her own work. My dad lays in the hospital bed in their living room, sleeping after a long night...

Phone, Bye {Part 2}

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Last month, I shared how I felt addicted to my phone. I made a small goal surrounding my screen time and named a reward to motivate myself. I also planned to be actively aware...

Phone, Bye: My Confession and My Plan {Part 1}

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What I am about to tell you is not new, but I do feel like it's become a dangerous normality. I am emotionally and physically connected to my phone. It's a muse I have...

My Eco-Friendly Resolution

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In 2019, I decided to make my resolution to add one eco-friendly practice to our family each month. It felt doable and flexible enough for us. I was initially inspired because I was pregnant...

No-Brainers and Crowd-Pleasers: Getting Dinner on the Table

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I love cooking. In my not-too-distant past, I loved turning on a great playlist and whipping up a delicious meal for dinner. It was cathartic and productive. Kids and schedules have since taken a...

Feeding a Baby is Never Free {World Breastfeeding Week}

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World Breastfeeding Week, observed Aug. 1 through the 7th, carries a long history of supporting mothers who breastfeed. A week that feels validating and empowering to some can feel heavy to others. As a...

10 Silly and Superfluous Ideas to Keep Your Family Laughing

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The old adage is true - you can either laugh or cry, so you may as well laugh. I am giving you full permission to cry, so please don’t hear me wrong, but I...