I often think about the memories that my kids will have of me. I have really great memories of my childhood and I want them to, as well. There was a lot of singing and dancing in my house when I was growing up. My parents (especially my mom) were silly. My mom once asked me … Continue reading What Will My Children Remember?
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I am the mom of my children.
The other day, a well-meaning, curious person asked me if Lizzie's mom is in the picture at all. And, I felt like she had slapped me in the face. I explained that all parental rights had been terminated, so no. She was relieved to hear it. She walked away and I sat with unpleasant memories … Continue reading I am the mom of my children.
How not to style a black child’s hair.
Before the boys, we talked about the possibility of adopting black children. We knew we didn’t care, on a personal level. But, we worried about how society would react and, if it was a girl, we worried about how we would do the hair. When the call came about the boys, we instantly knew that, no … Continue reading How not to style a black child’s hair.