being a mommy · Little Man · sleep · transracial adoption

Things I’ve Learned the Hard Way…

In no particular order: …being a mommy means no vacation, even when your hubby is on vacation. There are always bottles to wash, diapers to change and bedtimes to maintain. …sleep training is SO important, but SO hard to do. We had LM sleeping pretty well, and then he quit. Then he started sleeping through… Continue reading Things I’ve Learned the Hard Way…

Book Review · transracial adoption

Book Review: Black Baby White Hands

Incredible. Moving. Life-changing. Difficult. Eye-opening. Tear-jearking. Beautiful. Ugly. Hopeful. These are just a few of the words that describe how I felt reading Jaiya John’s “Black Baby White Hands.” This is the true account (autobiographical, really) of the first Black child adopted by a White family in New Mexico in 1968. I’m not sure I… Continue reading Book Review: Black Baby White Hands

adoption · transracial adoption

Birth Certificate **Updated**

We got Little Man’s birth certificate in the mail last week. Good news: our lawyer will refund the balance of our account. Yay! Bad news: I didn’t give birth to Little Man. Some days that is more obvious than others (like when we’re out as a family. If it’s just me, people just….wonder). But as… Continue reading Birth Certificate **Updated**

About Us · adoption journey · birth mother · The Wait · transracial adoption

Nope…Not Yet!

No news yet! Well, no birth news. I think I’ll chalk that last post up to a wicked mix of feelings: the final two-week stretch (which I hear from everyone is the worst, second only to the hospital wait), PMS, holiday blahs, stress… I still feel like I’m swimming through tar and can’t quite “get… Continue reading Nope…Not Yet!