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Welcome to my (Gwen Vogelzang) personal blog. Read about my experiences as a special needs adoptive parent, our family life, and the story behind publishing our first book “If I Squeeze Your Head I’m Sorry.”

Way More Than We Can Handle

People say stupid shit.  All the time.  Every day.  No one is exempt from this truth.  We all have "stupid" just waiting to come pouring out onto unsuspecting targets, but I do believe there's purity in the midst of most of the stupid.  I have to believe we mean well...

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2 Books to Stick Your Face Into

I might have recently purchased 30 books at the library used book sale.  Ok, 32.  Book purchasing has become somewhat of an addiction over the course of the past two years.  A "problem" some might say.  Amazon and I have a pact that states I can not make an Amazon...

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Soul Food

This post, written by a birth mom, straight up grabbed my heart from my chest and vice gripped it.  We think we understand but we just don't.  As close as we are to our birth moms, we can't know.  Please read what beautiful Ashley has to say to all of us about her...

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Megan

Fit for Christ By: Megan Prentice, Founder & CEO Revive Fit Studio, & Gwen Vogelzang Have you heard the phrase, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans?”  One year ago, if you asked me if I would ever start a fitness business, I would have laughed....

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Get Out

I sat in the great room of a picturesque white lodge in the Nashville country side listening to story after story after story of women struggling through infertility.  Heartbreaking stories, one after the other.  Labeling the evening as "emotional" wouldn't be doing...

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My Letterman List for Adoption

Tim and I sat in a cozy, dimly lit corner of Isabellas in NYC last night.  Joining us was a high school/college friend and his lovely wife, who reside across the river in Jersey.  We caught up on 10 years of distance, drank lots of overpriced New York City wine, and...

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Passion for Podcasts

Three years ago I would have described myself as a "sometimes I read books and when I do it's always fiction" person.  Today, September 22, 2016 I know not that woman.  A more accurate description for myself today would be a "I have a Good Reads list 2.5 miles long of...

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No to ALL the Things

I don't pause often.  I act, respond, feel & plan without hesitation 98.9% of the time.  A lot of people in my world see this as a super hero strength.  That Gwen, she acts.  She makes things happen.  She perseveres and holds her ground.  It's true.  I do all...

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Maureen

This post is our longest yet and I'm here to tell you, it's worth every second you'll spend reading.  Maureen lives across the street from us with her family of 5.  Being an every day witness to her world of managing and loving a child with Type 1 Diabetes is one of...

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Introverted Extroverts

Are you an Extrovert or an Introvert?  Seems black and white.  Make a choice and stick to it.  Either you love people and partying or you love solitude and reading books under a blanket.  Good luck having meaningful relationships with the opposite side.  They really...

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