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Life became complete after Indiana woman finds her birth mom

Erin Slater spent years wondering about and searching for her birth mom. The Fishers, Ind. woman was adopted as a baby, but when she was just 5, her mother died in a car crash. Her dad died when she was 16, leaving a huge void in her life. Two years ago, the Indiana life coach was connected to her birth mom thanks to and a relative working on genealogy. "I always hoped and prayed, and in the back of my mind, I knew I'd see her again," said Laura Hernandez of Lathrop, Mo., who gave the baby up for adoption when she was 17. She'd become pregnant after being raped.   

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Six lessons I learned from Mom

It took me until about age 24 to not roll my eyes when Mom offered unsolicited advice or an opinion. As the oldest and only girl in my family (I have three younger brothers), I believed the world centered around me. And it didn’t help that my late dad let me believe it, too.  Despite my eye rolling and self-centered teen years (OK, into my 20s), Mom has always been there giving me advice and subtle hints. She continues to be there. In honor of Mother’s Day. Here are six of many things I’ve learned from her along the way. 1. Live life with a servant heart. I watched my mom work 11-hour days at the family day care center while...

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