So, recently, a friend posted a Secret Sister invite on her facebook page. Like many others, I was enticed by the idea of 6-36 presents. I'm not gonna lie, I am pro-present. I absolutely love getting presents. Now to be fair, I also love giving presents so it's not that I'm selfish or anything like … Continue reading No Secret Sisters For Me!
I always loved watching those shows where people reconnect with their birth families. It's so amazing to see it when families are back together. But, then I adopted kids. I don't know if I could be like those moms on tv. I don't know if I could give my blessing. Well, I don't know if … Continue reading Do I Love My Kids Enough To Let Them Go?
When Candy from geekmamas gave me some Adagio Tea to try, I was definitely on board. Not just because I like tea but I also like geeky tea like the tea from Adagio fandom signature blends. There are so many fun options that cover countless fandoms and you can even purchase samplers of some of the blends to get an idea … Continue reading Adagio Tea Adds The Geek
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
Lizzie loves to cook. She also loves the idea of creating her own recipes. This hasn't always ended well in the past. But, sometimes it does! She also has spent the last several months taking a cooking class at our homeschool co-op. She has learned a lot but I think she also has impressed them with … Continue reading Lizzie Creates Random Recipes And They Are Good
I'm going through it with William. I've wanted to write about it but the unfortunate reality is that he's fifteen and doing so violates his privacy to a certain extent. But, still all these words are inside me, my fingers ache to type them and my brain aches to get them out of my head. … Continue reading I Feel Like I’m failing My Son
For years, I've been wanting Lizzie to learn to ride a bike. Because a kid should know how to ride a bike, right? She has almost always had a bike, from the time she was three. Once her bikes stopped coming with training wheels, she stopped coming with interest. She enjoyed it when I … Continue reading I Thought Lizzie Would Never Ride A Bike
So one day, one of the kids noticed something peculiar about our Walmart receipt, it had my name on it. My name?? We were baffled. How did the register know my name?? We decided it must be because of the new video camera screens at the register. We figured it must be recording our identities … Continue reading Being Watched At Walmart
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