adoptive parenting · birth mother · classical conversations · human trafficking · life is messy · racism · transracial adoption

Mommy? What is slavery?

Last Thursday was our first day back to our Classical Conversations Community after winter break. It was a crazy day, and it ended with a visit to a friend we hadn’t seen in a while, homemade pizza, and the Little Man and I both crashing by 8:30. Part of CC is learning a timeline of… Continue reading Mommy? What is slavery?

adoptive parenting · anger · birth mother · family · life is messy · Little Man · my mom · sadness

Mending

This was my “to do” list on Tuesday. You can see by the lack of a check mark next to it that I didn’t complete the task. I have a few pairs of footie pajamas for Little Man that his toes poke through that I need to fix, a few buttons to replace, the drawstring… Continue reading Mending

adoption · adoptive parenting · birth mother · firsts · life is messy · Little Man · mommy monday · sick

Five.

Little Man turned five yesterday. I can’t hardly believe it myself. It seems like just yesterday we brought him home from the hospital. I remember walking out of the elevator, wondering why no one was even questioning why I would be carrying an obvious newborn in a car seat out the main doors. I remember,… Continue reading Five.

adoption · adoptive parenting · birth mother · Keith · life is messy · Little Man

I Missed February (aka: Four Might Kill Me)

Holy cow where has the time gone?!?!?! February was a rotten month. I wish I could say otherwise, but it was just plain rotten. The weather was mostly cold and snowy and cold and cold and sub-zero. Keith worked insane hours. He also turned forty in there, and was not too terribly happy about it.… Continue reading I Missed February (aka: Four Might Kill Me)

7 Quick Takes · adoption · adoptive parenting · birth mother · feelings · life is messy · Little Man

Seven Quick Takes: Melancholy Birthday Edition

— 1 — Tomorrow Little Man will be four. Four. 4. Maybe if I say it, type it, repeat it enough, I will believe it. I mean, it was like yesterday I was waiting on pins and needles for the phone call. — 2 — But here it is. Four years later. All he wants… Continue reading Seven Quick Takes: Melancholy Birthday Edition

birth mother · holidays · infertility · Mother's Day

Bittersweet Holiday

Today is Mothers’ Day. I have very mixed, bittersweet emotions today. My mother is traveling home from Florida and a visit with my brother. This is the first Mothers’ Day in at least eleven years that we have not spent together. My mother-in-law came over and we went out to lunch, but my husband is… Continue reading Bittersweet Holiday