Susan Badeau

There are only two lasting gifts we can give our children - one is roots, the other is wings


"I know who you really are"

Posted by Sue Badeau on February 24, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments ()

In a story that I relate in my book, "Are We There Yet? Adopting and Raising 22 Kids," our oldest daughter Lilly asks me, "How can I know that we can really trust you? What makes you different than all the other families who made promises to us and then let us down?" (p. 144).  

This conversation takes place very early in our relationship, we don't really know each ot...

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Notes from the Road

Posted by Sue Badeau on December 2, 2013 at 8:45 AM Comments comments ()

Advent is here!

I am so excited about the season of Advent – in spite of the hustle and bustle; I plan to take time each day to be still, to reflect, to wait . . . .

Which is a whole lot different than what I did in November. I was on the road a total of 23 days in November. I was speaking to audiences in 12 different cities (and states) on many of those days and in transit by planes, trains and automobiles the rest of the time.


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Sonny (our cat) handles an interview for us!

Posted by Sue Badeau on October 17, 2013 at 7:00 AM Comments comments ()

Our entire family is pretty excited about our book.  Our siblings and children are arranging book signing events, posting reviews on their Facebook pages and even tweeting about it.  But how surprised were we when our cat, Sonny, got into the act - being interviewed by Muse the cat belonging to an author-friend, Angela Breidenbach.

To read Sonny's interview, hop on over to Angie's blog - you can find it here: 

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National Buy a Book Day is Sept 7th

Posted by Sue Badeau on September 5, 2013 at 9:05 PM Comments comments ()

Did you know that September 7th is National Buy-a-Book Day?  What a great day to buy for yourself, as gifts, for your children's school . . . . and of course, for any grandparents in your life, since the next day, the 8th is National Grandparents' Day!  So we are delighted that Barbara Evers chose our book as one of her top TWO choices for people to purchase on Buy-a-Book day - check out

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Bradley Beans Blog

Posted by Sue Badeau on September 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM Comments comments ()

Hi friends - I just wanted to call your attention to this lovely blog posted by Miriam Jones Bradley - tying together two of my favorite themes - building a legacy for children and grandchildren and  . . .. . . OUR BOOK!  Hop on over to her site and enjoy . .

Love Beyond Measure

Posted by Sue Badeau on July 28, 2013 at 8:20 AM Comments comments ()

Good morning friends - I wasn't expecting to feature a guest blog again so soon, but sometimes life happens in unexpected ways.  This past week, a dear friend joined the ranks of those of us who, as parents, have had to say good-bye, through death, to a child. The pain is immense and truly, no one should ever have to bury a child.  Yet, while the pain is deep and wide, the love that each child brings into our lives is deeper and wider still and Kim offers a profound reflection on he...

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What's Your Legacy?

Posted by Sue Badeau on July 22, 2013 at 7:30 AM Comments comments ()

Last night as I crawled into bed, my entire body ached, especially the knee on my "driving leg."  I arrived home after 11 PM after driving hundreds of miles to return several grandchildren to their homes out-of-state following their annual week in Philadelphia with Nanna and Poppa.  Along the route between their homes and ours, I passed the sites of places, some intact, and some long gone that reminded me of special summer moments with my own family- the "Dog Team Tavern" restaurant...

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