Adoption: Discussing Adoption With My 5 Year Old

My little girl has always been surrounded by a diverse group of children, so it’s only natural that as she matures and becomes more inquisitive, she’s going to ask questions. The other day as we were driving home from daycare she asked me about adoption. “Mommy, what does it mean to be adopted?” she asked. […]

Adoption: How I Met My Father

“I’m here and available if you can forgive me enough to communicate.” It was a fluke that I had even received the email. It had automatically gone to my junk mail folder, which I usually delete without looking at its contents. But on that day, something made me look, and there it was. At 32, […]

How I Came To Bee

When I first saw the topic for this week’s Moday Listicles, I was going to opt out. It gave me flashbacks of my childhood which was laden with projects surrounding the theme of “family trees”. Teachers prompted us to explore our lineages – to draw trees with photos and dotted lines connecting our family members, showing how we were made, where we […]

Before 5

When I was 5 years old, I was adopted (for the whole adoption story check out THIS POST). It’s something I’ve known about all my life, as my parents were always open and honest with me, and something that has never bothered me as it has always been a part of who I am. As my […]

{FAMILY} Buy & Sell Baby

In the late 70s, we didn’t have Craigslist (or even the internet for that matter), so when one wanted to search for gently used items, job postings, garage sales, or anything else they wanted to buy, sell or trade, they would look for it in the Buy & Sell. You could find almost anything in […]