“Adoption is a beautiful, beautiful thing. But since we’re dealing with actual people and people are messy, there are a number of things that can go horribly wrong when you are adopting.” Read more from my recent article on VitalMagazine.com.
The screaming was incessant. She was mad, sad, scared and exhausted all at once. My younger daughter would not, could not, calm down. She needed a nap, desperately. I needed her to take the nap as much as she needed it herself. Continue reading Sit.
She answered my question with a question. It hit like a left jab to my heart that my youngest daughter, soon to be four years old, had answered a child’s favorite question with a hesitant question-answer.
A few moments before I had asked, “What do you want for Christmas?” Continue reading Prepare to be overwhelmed.
Young One: Mommy, can I have my bessert? (after bowl 3 of spaghetti) Mommy: Honey, there’s no dessert tonight. Young One: Mommy, can I have…
[I originally recorded this conversation five years ago today. Jada would now have a much more detailed conversation, but I firmly believe it’s because of these early conversations that she can have healthy talks about it today.] Continue reading “Once upon a time there was a kangaroo that wanted a baby…