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A Long Weekend

Any of you who have read this blog more than once know that I am an adoptive parent. So, not a real mother; hence the name of this blog. A’s first mother, M, has had a tough time of it … Continue reading

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Band Night

Yesterday was A’s last middle school band concert ever. It was also her band director’s last middle school band concert ever – she’s retiring at the end of the year, which is next week. It was something. It started when … Continue reading

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February’s almost gone

February is usually pretty busy here. The weather can vary widely; from almost 70F temperatures to a blizzard, we’ve seen it all here and then some. It certainly has been that way this month. A and a couple of her … Continue reading

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Disaster Robots

Yesterday we went to a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) tournament. It’s close to where C and M both live, so we invited them to watch. The kids on the team had been working pretty hard since the beginning of the … Continue reading

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What I’d Do Differently

With this being National Adoption Month, I’ve been thinking about our adoption lately. I think about it all the time, surprisingly, but it gets a lot of my attention every November, February and April for reasons only obvious to our … Continue reading

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It’s Adoption Month

As I said yesterday, November is National Adoption Month.  The whole idea of NAM is to celebrate and promote adoptions from foster care.  Somehow, it’s been stretched to include all adoptions.  Every agency in our state that I know of … Continue reading

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How I Became Not Evil (at least on this blog)

Once upon a time, this blog was called Evil Mommy. It was about our adoption of our now-10-year-old and life as older parents. Sometimes other things, like politics, feminism and assorted rants. But not especially often. I mentioned a little … Continue reading

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Fire, Fire All Around

I talked to my parents this morning, right before their summer trip to visit family in PA. The subject of the fires all around our state came up. It’s hard for it to not be mentioned. It’s all that’s on … Continue reading

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Flames

I talked to C today. It’s the first time in, well, an embarrassingly long time. It has to be almost 6 months since we’ve talked. I called because there’s a huge fire near their house. As of right now (3:43 … Continue reading

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Some Questions from an Adult Adoptee

Lori at Write Mind Open Heart was asked some questions from an adult adoptee. She was adopted in the 1950s when closed adoptions were the rule, and had some questions about how open adoptions work. She asked the questions to … Continue reading

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