I’m a mother – part 2

Earlier this week, my cousin, AK, shared a guest post about first Mother’s Day. In the second installment in this two-part series, I’m going to share my own perspective on being a mother. Before you read my post, read about AK’s quest to become a mother at Living is Easy with Eyes Closed. ________________________________________________________ ThisContinue reading “I’m a mother – part 2”

Guest post: I’m a mother – part 1

My cousin, AK, writes about her quest to become a mother at Living is Easy with Eyes Closed. Because of our different experiences, AK and I both feel differently about our status as mothers. In honor of Mother’s Day, AK and I are doing a two-part post explaining our journey into motherhood. Here’s AK’s installment:Continue reading “Guest post: I’m a mother – part 1”

The dead look (writing reject #3)

When I hear yelling or whining, which is a lot at our house, I start to shut down. As I’ve mentioned before, there’s nothing that irritates me more than the sound of children yelling and whining. I know that, especially for my children, this is the time to engage with them, not pull away. I’veContinue reading “The dead look (writing reject #3)”

Susan and Gordon adopt a baby

Book Review: Susan and Gordon Adopt a Baby When I recently read “The Family of Adoption,” the author, Joyce Maguire Pavao, recommended a book called “Susan and Gordon Adopt a Baby.” She wrote that this book would help to introduce the concept of adoption to young children. The book was published in 1986 and as youContinue reading “Susan and Gordon adopt a baby”