I’ve been seeing a lot of mothers’ day posts going around. Well, really, I have seen two. I just keep seeing them. One is asking moms to post a picture of their pregnancy, their infant children and their children now. The other is a survey about the delivery and birth of their first child. I … Continue reading Adoptive Mothers Are Just Mothers.
Tag: raising kids
Hospitals Have Great Mashed Potatoes But I Don’t Want To Go Back.
A handful of weeks ago, (has it really been that long??), we found ourselves at the hospital with William. My experience with hospitals is limited. I had a hernia operation when I was a kid but most of my memories involve me grossing out my friends by showing them my incisions. I also remember my mom surprising me … Continue reading Hospitals Have Great Mashed Potatoes But I Don’t Want To Go Back.
Sometimes Actions Do Speak Louder Than Words.
Brian and I are always fascinated by the way Lizzie expresses her love vs. how the boys express their love. Each of the boys freely gives hugs and will tell us they love them. But, Lizzie. She doesn't like to say "I love you." She will hug but usually turns her back to lean in … Continue reading Sometimes Actions Do Speak Louder Than Words.
Resolving To Be Better!
It's a new year and I definitely am one to succumb to the allure of new year's resolutions. And I have several. I want to declutter, spend more time with friends, save money, and as is traditional, I want to lose weight! Or as I like to call it, I want to adopt a healthier lifestyle. I want … Continue reading Resolving To Be Better!
New Homeschool Adventures…Kind Of.
If you've been following my blog then you know that we started this whole homeschooling thing because William had trouble with bullies at school. (If you haven't been following my blog, then , fyi, we started this whole homeschooling thing because William had trouble with bullies at school.) Before everything went down with the bullying, the … Continue reading New Homeschool Adventures…Kind Of.
Raising Kids Isn’t Easy, But Loving Them Is.
Seriously, parenting a teenager is hard. Even on good days, for some reason, it just takes more mental energy to keep up with it. You never know what curve ball is coming your way. With Lizzie and Antwan, I am not surprised when I hear that the water balloon that they were filling up in … Continue reading Raising Kids Isn’t Easy, But Loving Them Is.
Adoption In Television
Two of our current favorite shows are Supergirl and The Flash. Both have inadvertent adoption/foster care themes. Barry Allen's (a.k.a. The Flash) father is in prison as the show starts and he has been raised by his foster father, Joe. Since he has raised from age 11, he thinks of him as a son and … Continue reading Adoption In Television
Does My Daughter Feel Different?
I read a lot about how different transracially adopted kids can feel and it always makes me worry. I like to think that it's not that big of a deal, but I'm sure that's a bit of denial talking. You only have to clink a link on the internet to find a story about how hard it … Continue reading Does My Daughter Feel Different?
The Mind Of My Troubled Son
There is no doubt that William was the one most affected by his past. While I can give you examples of how everything affected the other three....like the fact that Antwan's speech was about a year behind because, by all accounts, no one really talked to him for the year before we got him. Or … Continue reading The Mind Of My Troubled Son