William looks young for his age. Primarily because of his height. And everywhere he goes, people make sure to tell him. Every new doctor. Every new teacher. Every new classmate. Man, I wish I was exaggerating. When I was a kid, I was very thin and very insecure about it. And everywhere I went, people … Continue reading My Kid Looks Young
So, it's a new year. The beauty of that is the opportunity to start over. You really can do that any time but the new year gives you the extra encouragement that you need to really do it. Theoretically. I had a goal near the end of last year to post once at least once … Continue reading The One Where I Start Again
Like every family, we have many different tastes. We range from Lizzie and Brian who like most things and me and Antwan who dislike most things. William and Kaleb are in the middle. But, in my determination to get an honest review of my latest product, I didn't explain to the youngest three what they were … Continue reading The Almond Company’s Almonds. It’s Like A Treat Bag For Humans!
It's no secret that we have been struggling with William. It seems like the last few weeks, months, years...it's been one thing after the other. Recently, he robbed me of my first ever mom break when he got himself kicked out of camp. I won't go into the details but I will say that it … Continue reading My Son Wants Me To Forget His History
Brian is a man who needs a hobby. When he comes home from work after a day of dealing with customers who are often less than polite, he wants to be mentally stimulated. I guess he needs to know that he is something besides Brian the store manager. Now me, after a day of momming and … Continue reading A Geeky House Makeover
I'm always looking for ways to connect the kids to their "blackness." All the studies and articles written by super smart people say it's super important. And people who grew up in a transracial family say how they felt like they didn't belong. (Although, I think in our immediate family, the fact that Brian and … Continue reading Bridging The Gap With Black Panther
So my dad is dead and I'm in the anger stage of grief and those angry emotions are constantly boiling right under the surface of my emotional skin. A handful of weeks ago, I was preaching to the kids that it's important to remember not to let the little things get to us and remember what's … Continue reading Stuck In The Anger Stage Of Grief
The older I get, the harder it is to drag myself out of the house. I know I'm not alone in this. 🙂 This is mostly because once kids entered the picture, leaving the house became such a project. Even if I'm going out alone! You would think that would be easy but there's so much … Continue reading Why Moms Don’t Go Out Much
I've gotten better. I'm less sensitive than I used to be. I don't get all inwardly worked up like I did in the past. There are still things that really bother me about this adoption reality, though. I don't like it, to put it mildly, when anyone but me gets called their mom and I … Continue reading I Assure You I Couldn’t Love My Children More
A year or so ago, I received a book, "The Love Dare." It was from my priest who is also my facebook friend. She had read my angsty posts about Kaleb, met with me and then bought me the book. The idea is that you are given a daily dare which is aimed at improving … Continue reading Daring Myself To Love My Son.