Book Review: “You Don’t Look Adopted”

Book Review: “You Don’t Look Adopted”

Once upon a time, this was an adoption blog that occasionally touched on other topics. Recently, it’s been an other topic blog that has occasionally touched on adoption. I’m going to try to rectify that over the course of the year. I got a Kindle for Christmas and the first two books I read were … Continue reading

Dear Daisy

Dear Daisy

On September 30, 2017, we adopted a new furry family member. Daisy was a 12-year old cat who was surrendered to Kitty Angels when her human passed away. Because our cat Firefly, whom we’ve had since she was a kitten, was 9-years old, we thought adopting an older cat would be best. We knew we … Continue reading

“My Body, My Choice” Applies to More Than Just Abortion

“My Body, My Choice” Applies to More Than Just Abortion

Thanks to misplaced measles mania, vaccine exemptions are under attack again. Maintaining Medical Freedom: Urgent Action Required! Threats to end religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions have just been ratcheted up to an unprecedented federal level. If parents and caregivers are stripped of the ability to make healthcare decisions for their children, reinstating that ability may … Continue reading

The Shooter Was Apprehended

I fully admit that my perspective here is likely skewed. What makes me angriest about the Pittsburgh shooting isn’t the fact that it happened. It isn’t the lack of sane gun control laws. It isn’t even the anti-Semitism. It’s that the police APPREHENDED the shooter. The police knew the guy was armed and dangerous, knew … Continue reading

I Used To Sing

For Christmas, Max got me this Super USB Cassette Capture do-hickey. It’s basically a Walkman that connects to my computer via USB, and it allows me to convert cassette tapes to digital music files. This weekend, I used it to convert all of my vocal warmups, accompaniment, and vocals from voice lessons to MP3. My … Continue reading

How Many Parents Do Adoptees Have?

I was in a unicorns and rainbows adoption group for two months. It came up in discussion that yes, a child’s birthmother is her mother, and that child is her birthmother’s daughter. So, the birthmother can say, “My daughter,” and “mom” and be correct. One person staunchly fought this. Her children have one set of … Continue reading