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Adoption: Mountain and Valley, Part 2

The most beautiful girl I had ever laid eyes on was now my daughter, Amilia Degenesh Bailey.  You can read more about our picture perfect adoption story here.  Her nannies lovingly called her, Konjo, meaning beautiful, and were smitten with her contagious personality.  While most of the other babies at the orphanage where severely malnourished […]

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Friendsgiving

Two years ago, we proclaimed independence from the man (read: decided to stay home for Thanksgiving instead of traveling to see family), and I did the only thing I could think of to do at the time. I embarked on a solo mission. The mission was to cook each and every aspect of a Thanksgiving […]

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Single Parenting Through the Holidays

There are very few of us who grew up with the dream to become a single parent one day. Rather, single parenting is usually the byproduct of life taking us down a road that we hadn’t planned for. Each of our stories look different, and the intricate circumstances of failed love resonate personally and individually different in our […]

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