Posts in category "mother-child bond"

This Tug of War Was Destroying Him.

This Tug of War Was Destroying Him.
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is running a special series called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences. By Danielle: My husband, Eric, and... Read more »

We Were Told to Leave Nina in the Playroom, All by Herself, and Depart.

We Were Told to Leave Nina in the Playroom, All by Herself, and Depart.
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is running a special series called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences. By Jiyer Your children are not... Read more »

Katie's Custody Day: A Strong Girl from the Start

Katie's Custody Day: A Strong Girl from the Start
Today is November 14th, which happens to be my daughter Katie’s custody day!  In honor of this special occasion, which conveniently falls during National Adoption Month, I am posting a letter I have written to Katie.  This will be the only Portrait in our series of 30 Adoption Portraits that was not written by a... Read more »
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Secretly Liking One Child More

During dinner with a dear old friend, we wandered across the topic of liking our children.  My friend looked at me earnestly and admitted, “I feel closer to Younger than Older.  I feel so guilty saying this, but I actually like Younger more.  Isn’t that awful?  What do I do about it?” “I don’t think... Read more »

Lessons for Mom at the Science Fair

There are little jars and bottles all over my house, half-filled with Momoammonium Phosphate (MAP).   We have MAP in liquid form, sitting in jars of saturated solution.  We have MAP in solid form, growing in jars of crystals.   Yes, it’s that time of year.  The Science Fair.   Last year, Katie did a project... Read more »

The Best Second Mother

The Best Second Mother
Two weeks ago, Andrew and I were trying to move the girls through their evening routine.  We had just finished dinner, and it was time to start the bath.  Andrew reached the top of the stairs first, toting a chortling Cleo, and Annie Rose scrambled up behind him. As Katie and I climbed the stairs,... Read more »
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The Importance of Being Mama

Katie This weekend, my daughters and I were on our own while Andrew was at the state math competition with his high school students.  He kissed the girls goodbye on Thursday night and promised to see them on Sunday. Here is the secret truth:  they did not really register his absence until he returned.  Upon... Read more »