To My Unexpected Co-Parent

Dear Sis,      A little over four years ago you became an auntie. You were so excited to take the role of the cool auntie. You planned to be there for your nephew when he needed a break from me, or I needed a break from him. You planned to be that voice of reason that only interjected when he asked or if no one else could get through to him....more
roya1788 Thank you for reading! Sisterhood comes in many forms so although you might not have a ...more

Chili Mac and Cheese

 I really don’t know what to call this.  It’s not quite a soup, isn’t really a chili, not exactly a stew.  What I do know is, it’s really tasty and a great way to warm up on a crazy windy day like today.  (I sent my dog outside a little while ago, and I was unsure if I’d get him back.  It’s that windy.)...more

Dear Me

As part of an ongoing, very large project, I am going through all of our digital pictures. I am deleting the bad/blurry/duplicates....more

It's Monday!!!

Most people dread Mondays, but for me Mondays are the best day of the week! Monday is Luis' first day off so I get my partner in parenting back for 3 days! Also Mondays make me feel like I can take on the world for some reason. Maybe since it's the beginning of the week and every week calls for new opportunities. ...more

Holiday Blues

The holiday season is upon us my friends....more
FlightScarlet Thanks for the advice. Being so far away from family is difficult. Last year the ...more

Seeing Beyond the Flaws

Most of us have learned not to choose a book based upon its cover. I have certainly learned the hard way not to choose a wine by its label. So I don’t know why I continue to be sucked into a film by its trailer—but that is exactly what happened last night....more
LifeIsUnfolding I am so glad I didn't listen to the critics. This film contains such important ...more

Why Open Adoption?

We are asked from those who do not quite understand about adoption, Why Open Adoption?  I think first we need to explain the general thoughts/definition of Open Adoption –...more

When Stress Gets the Better of Me

I'm sure you've picked up on the fact that I get a little stressed out every now and then. It happens to us all. My only trouble is that I always have a base level of frustration from my knee enigma. It comes with the chronic illness territory....more

Remembering the woman who helped us become a family

This is the time of year that I think back about what I have in my life, my family, my friends all of it. It is today that I think of Ellen Roseman, the adoption professional we worked with during our journey to parenthood. Who through her guidance and wisdom taught us what it would be like to be a family built through open adoption....more

Confessions and a Trip Back to 1995

I'm going to lay it all out on the line for you today. You are about to hear some crazy confessions.Confession #1My pumpkins are still on my front stoop. There are still ghosts dancing in my window. I'm still drinking pumpkin-flavored tea. That's not my confession. It's barely November and this is all excusable....more