Thoughts and Prayers

Thoughts and Prayers Thoughts and prayers Mixed with a bit of anxiety Is what they give us When another takes another …sister …brother …wife …husband …friend With a single or a few shots Another loved one Gone We cry for justice every time And every time injustice...

Chapter 42: When to say yes

Happy birthday to meeeeeee!!! Today your girl is the big 3-8! Lawd… only two more years until I turn for—… you know what… I ain’t gonna say it. Not yet. Let me enjoy being 38. I know people love to share what they have learned over their years on this earth. And I...
Chapter 41: Breastfeeding my Adopted Child

Chapter 41: Breastfeeding my Adopted Child

Potential adoptive mothers often ask me can you breastfeed an adopted child. I usually respond with: it depends. There are ways that you can get your breast to produce milk and have a successful nursing journey. The La Leche League has a wonderful article full of...

Chapter 38: Fickle Folks

People are so fickle. One minute people love you and the next minute they hate you. It doesn’t take much for people to change their minds about you. It can be so quick the way they do it. On Monday, they will love you to life and by Thursday, you’ll be invisible to...

Chapter 37: Dream Snatchers

Listen… I’m going to cut to the chase on this here blog post today. I have a vent. Ready or not here I go. People love to impose their beliefs, thoughts, and fears upon you. I have some stories but at the risk of being found out, I will refrain from giving a...

Chapter 34: Toddler Tales: 3 is LIFE!

Sydney turned 3. OMG. I can’t believe this. My 7-week early preemie is 3. My answered prayer in human form is 3. My baby who needed extra cuddles and love is 3. In these 3 years, things have changed. Our lives are different. Add in the new baby, and our life as a...