I now know without a doubt that our children are our future. And they’re the superheroes we’ve been waiting for. They’re going to save us all.
When my daughter was 18 months old & began to show interest in using the potty, I knew that she was ahead of the curve and I was thrilled at the idea of ditching diapers early! But potty training a child was one thing I'd never done before. So, like any good first-time mom, I... Continue Reading →
As I join the world in trying to make heads or tails of the fact that the United States has more school shootings than any other country in the world, I was given the direction to "Define Heaven". Our children are Heaven. They hold the future in their hands, and must be kept safe. Heaven... Continue Reading →
“Ignited passion can happen at any age.” We are so often paralyzed by the injustice of a situation. Once you’ve made that realization, do something. If Sister Helen can accomplish coming to this understanding at 40, imagine what young people can do. The sooner you start, the easier it is to apply human dignity to your work daily and effectively. There are different levels of commitment, but every person has the ability to do something.
I have been reading this online publication for some time now, and I love it. Today, they published an essay that I wrote from my heart, about the day that we met our daughter. Thank you, Motherly, for sharing this piece of our journey. https://www.mother.ly/love/the-minute-we-got-that-call-i-knew-you-were-our-daughter
As I look back so fondly on our adoption experience, I want to share some lessons that have come out of our multicultural family, created through transracial adoption. As I learn more, I will do more. We work hard every day to be the best and most supportive parents that we can be. As a... Continue Reading →
Happy New Year! As I end the first day of 2018, I want to share a process that has a very special place in my life. It's a consciousness-building exercise that I have found eliminates the sense of failure when my "resolve" leaves me. Instead of the stress of a New Year Resolution, I choose a... Continue Reading →
Merry Christmahanuwanza! As pumpkin spice is not-so-subtly shoved aside for peppermint everything, I wanted to be sure to gift you with a holiday post. Our family celebrates Christmas, and honors all other holidays, and I have to tell you that as hard as I try, I hate Christmas. There. I said it. I love aspects... Continue Reading →
Lots of things change when we become parents. Last year, my uncle died only 8 weeks after being diagnosed with cancer, leaving his young wife, 2 small children and extended family and friends devastated. In April, I had spine surgery, leaving me unable to bend, twist or lift (my daughter or almost anything else) for... Continue Reading →