Tagged with books

Cassie’s First Adoption Day

January 15, 2014 was the anniversary of finalizing Cassie’s adoption. We celebrated by giving her 3 presents: a book, The Day We Met You. (I’ll write a review of the book, but I can say that I recommend it.) a special stuffed animal, a Bee pillow pet. (We chose a Bee pillow pet because the honeybee … Continue reading

Open Adoption Blog Hop #4: Books

The Open Adoption Bloggers thought it might be fun to also get to know one another in a more lighthearted way through a good old-fashioned blog hop! Each blogger answers a question, and we post our links. We then comment on at least three other people’s blogs. Fun! What was the last book you read? The … Continue reading

Cassie is 18-Months Old!

Our darling Cassie is 18-months old. That’s 1-1/2 years! Time goes by so fast! She’s wearing her gFleur outfit, which I’m actually going to write about separately, because I am insane. She’s hitting most of her milestones. “Runs stiffly and falls often.” She’s a great walker and has even started running. How good she is … Continue reading

Recommended Reading for Prospective Adoptive Parents

This week’s Adoption Magazine blog hop is another literary question. What books would you recommend to someone considering adoption? This is an easy question, as I always recommend the following books: Is Adoption for You?, by Christine Adamec: Even if you know you want to adopt, this book is a great resource. It has fairly … Continue reading

My Favorite Adoption-Related Children’s Books

This week’s Adoption Magazine blog hop is about children’s books. What are your favourite* adoption-themed children’s books? Because my children are in bed, and their books are in their rooms, I’m doing this from memory. We have a boatload of adoption-related children’s books. Fortunately, I remember my favorites. The Best for You, by Kelsey Stewart … Continue reading

November is National Adoption Month

If you’re not a part of the adoption community, then you probably don’t know that November is National Adoption Month. I wrote about it when I worked for AdoptionBlogs.com. National Adoption Month started as one day to finalize adoptions from foster care. It expanded… and is now an entire month to celebrate all types of … Continue reading

Book Review: A Gate at the Stairs

Back story: I have an 8-page wish list on Amazon.com, Library Books. Two weeks ago, we took Cassie for her first visit to the library. Max came too, so I got a chance to go through the list and check two books out! I heard about A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore, from … Continue reading

Family History: Books and Movies

DesignZ by Dede is still doing the Family History prompts, and I’m still late in answering them. Write about what you like to read. What’s your favorite book? Write about your favorite kinds of movies to see. What are your favorites? My favorite book is Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton. Don’t much care for the sequels, … Continue reading

I Swear He Said Freckle

One of Jack’s favorite books is What a Family!, which is a story about the similarities in relatives. Maggie has freckles, just like her cousins Angela, Angelo, Britt, Rosie, and Ollie. Jack asked, “What’s a freckle?”. I pointed to my eye and said, “Mommy has a freckle here, and on her arms.” Jack was fascinated. … Continue reading