“Jeez wuh-leez!” she blurts exasperated. I have dared to request that my daughter put her shoes away. As she stomps off to her room, shoes in hand, I have to turn away to conceal the grin creeping up my cheeks. Yes, the attitude and the stomping are unacceptable, and I will address them…as soon as I can stop giggling. But I am grateful that at seven years old, jeez wuh-leez … [Read more...] about One Mother’s Search For A More Peaceful Place In the Midst of Pandemic
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The world is full of advice for pregnant and about-to-deliver mommies. From books to blog posts to friendly neighborhood chit chat, pregnant women and those on the verge of delivery have numerous information sources when it comes to figuring out what the hell is happening to their bodies and how to cope with those changes. But what about after they've delivered the baby? … [Read more...] about What To Expect When You Are No Longer Expecting
February is a difficult month for me as a mother. And this February in particular seems to be hitting me even harder. My daughter died three years ago, on February 3rd, 2012 from Tay-Sachs disease. She was just three years old so with this passing antithesis of a golden milestone it causes me to be painfully aware of the fact that there will come a time in the very near future … [Read more...] about Dealing With The Loss of A Child – Moving Past Grief
How young is too young for Facebook? I’ve been thinking about this question because my youngest son, Henry (age 12) asked about getting a Facebook page. Henry has two older brothers (ages 16 and 17) who are both on Facebook, but I am not inclined to let Henry participate until high school. So I read with great interest a piece in the New York Times Magazine, which started … [Read more...] about How Young is Too Young for Facebook?
Back in June, I had great plans to start a series of articles about our journey to expand our family. The first article came out and I couldn’t have been happier about it, but kids, summer break, and life simply got in the way, plus the drama of adopting children had reached a place in our lives where we questioned ourselves, but I’ll get to that in another article. As we … [Read more...] about Fostering Hope: Deciding an Adoption Path