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Julie Kynaston is a physio turned freelance event manager and Mom to three of the best kids in Cape Town. She blogs over at Heart Mama Blog about parenting and adoption. She loves family hugs, Sunday afternoon snoozes and hot tea, in that order. Read more of her story at - www.heartmamablog.co.za
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When the road is long and you would like to forget about adoption

adoption
by Julie Kynaston February 29, 2016

Adoption is beautiful, and I’ll spend my life believing in it and advocating for it. But the flip side is pain ...

Attachment in adoption, part 2: Learning to dance

by Julie Kynaston December 11, 2015

Attachment is something that you have to work towards and that grows over time, even if the love is instant ...

Attachment in adoption, part 1: ‘Prepared, not scared’

adoption
by Julie Kynaston November 23, 2015

Attachment refers to, according to a former supervisor of mine, Dr Christelle Blunden, the "dance that develops between a primary caregiver and a child" ...

How to get hugs from a three-year-old

three-year-old
by Julie Kynaston October 19, 2015

I have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to getting my little one to hover in my embrace for more than a second.

About the adoption option

adoption
by Julie Kynaston September 9, 2015

My husband, Ryan, and I are the proud parents of three of the best kids - we’re a family pieced together through adoption.