"Life is like an ice cream, enjoy it before it melts." Consider yourself warned: this is a longer than usual "life lately" post since it's been months since the last one. Sorry-not-sorry. ;) family life Our annual season of visitors begins soon and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone. Next week two of our longtime friends will be … [Read more...] about Life lately: ice cream season
"Yes. And yes." I've been an adoptive mom for nine years. By now I've learned when folks mean well with their questions or comments, and I've learned not to get offended. Unless people are part of an adopted family (extended or immediate) or have close friends who have adopted, they may not realize what terminology could be construed as hurtful. … [Read more...] about Are they yours? Or are they adopted?
Perhaps the biggest lesson parenting has taught me is not to judge. I never understood parents who did the happy dance at the bus stop on the first day of school. For years I happily spent my days with my kid, homeschooling, and enjoyed the vast majority of those days. I was judgey about those bus stop happy-dancers. But then life humbled me as … [Read more...] about Our best summer ever: 3 things that helped
Blergh. That, my friends, is eloquent talk for how frustrated I sometimes feel in this life as an adoptive mom. It's exhausting, and I'm not talking about the usual parenting-is-tiring stuff, which all moms know can be plenty challenging, especially at certain stages of life. Remember that movie "Groundhog Day," where Bill Murray's … [Read more...] about For the adoptive mom who feels hopeless, frustrated, or crazy
As it turns out, we did that little maternity photo session just in time. That was a Wednesday evening; the following Tuesday morning (last week!), while I was at the dentist with Kathryn, Lindsey called to tell me her water broke. So we set The Baby Plan in motion: her husband left work to pick her up and take her to the hospital, while Kathryn … [Read more...] about Greyson’s Birth Day