We Violated Rule Number 8

In June, The Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee posted a very informative piece that was shared everywhere I looked in the adoption community, An Adoptee’s Perspective: 15 Things Transracially Adoptive Parents Need to Know. I am totally on board with 14 of the 15 points – all of them except number 8: 8. If we … Continue reading

“None of That Was Done By Whites”

In the last week, I’ve been posting to my Facebook timeline many articles related to the events in Ferguson, MO. One of the links I posted was to an Onion article, that was so true, it wasn’t funny: Tips for Being an Unarmed Black Teen. A good friend of mine, someone I’ve known in real life for … Continue reading

The “Truth” About Adoption

I almost played a porn star in a play once. The play was Geniuses, a comedy about an Apocalypse Now-style movie being shot in the Philippines. Our venue became unavailable, so, without a place to put on the play, we could not do the play. I remember exactly one of my lines: “We are each … Continue reading

These Are the Times That Try Parents’ Souls

Before anyone decides to leave a nasty comment, please know that I love my children. Cassie is an adorable, bright, charismatic, energetic bundle of love. She really is brilliant, and very articulate. I love her from top to toe, and I’m very grateful that she is my daughter. But this weekend? This weekend, Cassie was the “terrible … Continue reading

I Met Jenna Hatfield! (@Firemom)

Picture it, Sicily, 1923… Oh wait, that’s a Golden Girls flashback, not my life. Picture it, Antioch, 2006. I’m a new mom-through-adoption. I spend a lot of time on the adoption.com forums. I know two birthmothers – Jackson’s (S) and my schizophrenic aunt, who placed a baby for adoption at some point in the 70s. … Continue reading

BlogHer 14: A Redhead’s Recap

Thursday: Fairy Tales Don’t Come True Salem to San Jose is supposed to be a drive of just under two hours. I did it in just over three. There was an accident. And rush hour. And stuff. So I missed the Sangria Soiree. Sad Robyn. On the bright side, I found parking and made it … Continue reading

Off to BlogHer

I’ll be leaving for BlogHer momentarily. We moved from Antioch to “Salem” this past weekend. Are we settled in? Not even close. But when BlogHer registration happened, we didn’t know when we’d be moving. I’m not nearly as prepared for BlogHer as I’d like to be, but I do hope to meet some of the … Continue reading

Gay Marriage Again

Going back into the drafts folder for today’s post. Recently, an appeals court struck down Utah’s same sex marriage ban. The state plans to appeal, meaning that “gay marriage” might go to the Supreme Court again. I found this wonderful set of pictures from the last time same sex marriage made its way to the … Continue reading

We Found a Place! And Other Updates

Good morning! It’s so easy to sound cheerful on a Monday morning when I write these posts in advance at night. As the headline indicated, we found a place! We were getting very discouraged, having not gotten either of two houses we really loved that were within walking distance of our friends’ house. Last weekend, … Continue reading