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National Infertility Awareness Week

The internets tell me it is, once again, NIAW. I am not “over” my infertility. I have read post after post from adoptive mothers who claim victory over their infertility because they are busy parenting their children. I am not one of them. I am not victorious over my infertility. Because I am still barren.… Continue reading National Infertility Awareness Week

adoption myths · adoptive parenting · life is messy

Parenting: You’re Doing It Wrong

We have never been big into television with Little Man. Because of his night terrors, we have been exceptionally careful with what he allow him to see. Word World, Veggie Tales, Super Why, Mickey Mouse…that’s about it. A few months ago we borrowed “Cars” from friends and watched Lightning McQueen over and over. We had… Continue reading Parenting: You’re Doing It Wrong

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Today As An Adoptive Mom

You know, most days, I am just Little Man’s mom. We do normal stuff. He calls me “mommy,” we go to the zoo, we watch Sesame Street. It’s not that I forget that he was adopted, but it’s not on the top of my list of things I think about. But today…oh, today. First, in… Continue reading Today As An Adoptive Mom

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Fear & Future Posts

I have a whole post brewing in my brain about the definition of family. I’ve recently been conversing (via the blogosphere) with an adult adoptee who is very respectful of my questions. Today on the drive home, I began to wonder about the definitions of words such as “parent,” “family,” “step-parent,” “sister,” “brother,” etc. etc.… Continue reading Fear & Future Posts

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How to Respond

Wow. Little did I know that I would inspire such hate and venom from total strangers. I have struggled all day with how to respond to the hateful comments I have gotten about yesterday’s post. I don’t know why yesterday’s post resulted in such comments; certainly, I feel I have posted things what would be… Continue reading How to Respond

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Okay…so here was today. Rainy. Like 3″ of rain. Plus it was chilly. The kiddos were on “fall break” while we had “professional development.” Seriously? Why can’t the teachers have a few days off? A friend of mine told me today she is pregnant. Yah! With twins. Seriously? She’s getting ready to pop out #4… Continue reading Seriously?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!