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

being a mommy · feelings · life is messy · marriage · parenting


Our neighbors fight. A lot. I know this because I can hear them (especially when they fight in their detached garage, or on their driveway between our homes). I also know this because she posts everything to Facebook. Frequently when I peruse Facebook in the mornings, I get to read a lengthy post about their… Continue reading Contribution

adoptive parenting · Butler · feelings · firsts · Keith · Little Man · real life friends · sadness · surprises

Basketball and Big Bellies

Yesterday we were treated to a basketball game at Butler University. I graduated from there nearly fifteen years ago (gulp! gasp! ack!) and my parents have season tickets. Their seat neighbors were going to be unable to attend, so we got to go instead. We began in the West Gym (where I suffered such stupidity… Continue reading Basketball and Big Bellies

about me · being a mommy · blog friends · busy toddler · faith · feelings

Fulfillment vs Feedback

I used to be a middle school teacher. I interacted with about 150 students and a dozen or so staff members five days a week, nine months of the year. I love teaching. Early on in my teaching career, however, I realized I am the type of person that needs feedback – a lot of it.… Continue reading Fulfillment vs Feedback

About Us · feelings · infertility · marriage

An Article I Wrote

I knew when we got married that Keith would have no problems honoring the “in sickness” part of our vows. Just months earlier, shortly before we were officially engaged, I came down with some horrible stomach virus. I was at his house when it happened, and I spent the next 36 hours alternately shivering in… Continue reading An Article I Wrote

being a girl · family · fear · feelings · food · scary stuff

The Blahs….

I have the blahs….perhaps even mild depression (?). This is probably not going to be an uplifting post, nor am I looking for oodles of comments. Just need to organize my thoughts! I have a migraine. Yuck. It’s hard to have a migraine and a child. I imagine once he’s more mobile it’s only going… Continue reading The Blahs….