Archive for July 2011

Birth Family Reunion During our Road Trip

Birth Family Reunion During our Road Trip
We left 7 days ago on our road trip.  Two days before our departure date, Chicago received seven inches of rain in one night, and we took on water in our basement for the fourth time in three years.  We moved the furniture, hooked up the dehumidifier, packed our bags, and departed on schedule.  We’ll... Read more »

Welcome to Motherhood

It’s been nearly one year since I left the U.S. to adopt my daughter, Antara, in Nepal. It’s been a tremendous year as we’ve bonded and grown to love each other more and more each day. I’ve seen my baby girl grow into this independent, confident, happy toddler who defnitely knows what she wants.  She insists... Read more »

Welcome to Motherhood

Welcome to Motherhood
It’s been nearly one year since I left the U.S. to adopt my daughter, Antara, in Nepal. It’s been a tremendous year as we’ve bonded and grown to love each other more and more each day. I’ve seen my baby girl grow into this independent, confident, happy toddler who defnitely knows what she wants.  She insists... Read more »
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What To Consider Before Adopting Traumatized Children - Guest Post by Nancy Farrell

This is a guest post written by Nancy Farrell, a freelance writer and blogger. She regularly contributes to the criminal justice degrees , which discusses child abuse, human rights, divorce, and crime related articles. Questions or comments can be sent to: nancy.farrell13@gmail.com.  Thank you, Nancy, for taking the time to share your thoughts with the... Read more »

Will Harry Potter have the staying power of Star Wars?

Will Harry Potter have the staying power of Star Wars?
Earlier this week, I received a media request from a website that is focusing on Harry Potter over the next few days.  The question they wanted me to answer was this:  Will Harry Potter have the lasting power with audiences that Star Wars has had? Star Wars first became a sensation in 1977, with the... Read more »

An all-American week, including a scolding in the White House

An all-American week, including a scolding in the White House
We just completed an all-American week.  It started on Monday when we celebrated the Fourth of July in Washington DC.  We were in our nation’s capital for my sister Lisa’s wedding, where Katie and Annie Rose were flower girls alongside their cousins, Sophie and Olivia. We took a tour of the White House, where Annie... Read more »
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Did I ruin my life by having/ adopting these kids?

Tonight I went to visit a friend, N, who has eight-week-old twins.  She also has a one-year-old.   Three healthy babies, a blessing that millions of people wish for. And along with those three beautiful babies, she and her husband have a house full of chaos, no sleep, mounting financial concerns and no ability to get... Read more »