If you’re just popping in here, welcome.  If you’d like to dig deeper into this community of special needs and adoptive parents and the community supporting them, I encourage you to connect with me, Gwen Vogelzang, through our newsletter and community.  Scout’s honor to NOT give out your information to anyone, anytime, anywhere.  And I’m not about bombarding your inbox with information you’ll send to the virtual trash can.  Our virtual trash cans are overflowing with noise.

Reach out.  Go ahead.  I love it all.  Well, most of it.


It’ll tickle me hot pink to add you to this community.  And men, this is not a girly place to inhabit.  You’ll feel right at home too.  We’ll learn, we’ll chat, we’ll laugh, and most importantly, we’ll breathe.  Because really, breathing is super important.  

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...


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...