So often, I question whether or not I’m making a difference in my kids’ lives. Today, BE made me this picture and it gave me some much-needed encouragement.
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Several times in the last week, I’ve been told that my daughter looks just like me, and that it’s clear I’m her mom. Naturally, I think my daughter is beautiful, so this is a big compliment. It also makes me happy to think that we might actually look alike, especially since we’re not biologically related.Continue reading “Look alikes”
I was at the grocery store with BC the other day and the cashier gave him one of those “paid” stickers. The ones that you put on gallons of milk to show that they were paid for. The cashier, trying to be funny, told BC that the sticker would show that I bought him. In the car, heContinue reading “Priceless”
Open Adoption Roundtable: a visit with my “rival”
As part of the Open Adoption Bloggers group, I’m responding to the latest prompt in which we’re supposed to write about how we feel after a “visit.” My kids were adopted through the foster care system, so we don’t have an open adoption in the traditional sense of the phrase. My children have no contactContinue reading “Open Adoption Roundtable: a visit with my “rival””
Peace is a gift
So far this year, I’ve been exploring the idea of peace, simply because it’s something that I want for my life and my family. Clearly, peace is something that we should all strive for, but I think that in our striving, we often find it unexpectedly. No matter our religious persuasion, and no matter howContinue reading “Peace is a gift”
The adopted movie
BE is seven, but she’ll only watch animated movies. In her mind, live action movies (even those meant for kids) are actually for adults. Over the weekend, J rented “Where the Wild Things Are,” and BE lasted about 10 minutes, insisting that she only likes cartoons. However, there is one live action movie that she’sContinue reading “The adopted movie”
The primary emotions
According to Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control (BCLC) authors Heather Forbes and Bryan Post, there are only two primary emotions: love and fear. When I first read this, I didn’t believe it. What about anger, frustration, sadness, despondency, and so many others? Is fear really the root of all these other emotions? We’ve been tryingContinue reading “The primary emotions”
Thank you for voting
Thank you to everyone who voted for One Inch of Grace at Circle of Moms. Unfortunately, they decided not to go through with the contest this year. I appreciate everyone’s support.
Vote for One Inch of Grace
Please vote for One Inch of Grace at Circle of Moms! The Web site is asking for votes to determine the top 25 adoption blogs. You can vote once every 24 hours, so please vote often! Voting closes April 26.
Good enough parenting
It’s clear that I’m not perfect and probably no one is more aware of this than me. Yes, it’s true, I tend to be very hard on myself. But, there’s good news for me and all the other imperfect parents out there. A while back, BCLC therapist RB recommended a book called “Inside I’m Hurting”Continue reading “Good enough parenting”