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Samantha Hines lives with her family in Newport, RI, and is a high school English teacher (twenty-four years and running). In the last several years, she has published in ADDitude and Adoptive Families magazines; and her blog, My Three Sons, was named by Adoptive Families as one of the Top Twenty Adoption Blogs on the internet. She is also the author of "Different Drummer," a blog about her son who was recently diagnosed with ADHD. In September 2012, she began her Ph.D. in Humanities at Salve Regina University. You can follow My Three Sons on Facebook and her blog at

writing essentials

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”    –Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own Our house is small—by 21st-century standards, I suppose.  At just 1,500 square feet, it currently houses a family of five, two dogs, a cat, 14 bookshelves, and the copious mementos of our lives.  To […]

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Faith, Trust, and Four Eggs

On the surface, it’s just eggs. Four little eggs in a basket. A basket with four eggs carried by an enthusiastic young boy who had been asked by one of the interpreters at Coggeshall Farm, our state’s only living history farm, to collect them and bring them back to the house. He took the basket, […]

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