Tagged with Jackson

Break

Jackson had all of Thanksgiving week off as break. Some moms and I were talking on the Thursday before the break. They were all looking forward to it. I believe the word “Woo hoo!” was used by all. Except me. I said, “Am I the only one dreading this break?” Apparently, I was. One mom … Continue reading

Halloween 2013

Cassie was supposed to be Lambie from Doc McStuffins. A few snags: I wanted to sleep in this morning, so I didn’t dress her. I didn’t even wake up before she went to school. Max dressed her. Incorrectly. (Sorry, honey!) I forgot to get out the tutu she was supposed to wear. Max picked the … Continue reading

Open Adoption Roundtable #50: Adoption and School

The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It’s designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. We’re up to Open Adoption Roundtable #50.  Whether you have children in your home or not, it is hard to miss the fact that it is back-to-school time. … Continue reading

Attitude Boy

Let me start out with: I love my son. I really do. He’s a smart, talented little guy. OK. Moving on. I’m not sure when it started, exactly. I know it’s been awhile… Since before Christmas break. Jackson has turned into Attitude Boy Example: It was Young Authors’ Night at school. I asked Jackson to … Continue reading

Open Adoption Roundtable #44: What Openness Means To Me

The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It’s designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. We’re up to Open Adoption Roundtable #44.  Adoptive parent Luna of Life From Here recently wrote a powerful post about what “openness” means to her. Someone suggested that it would … Continue reading

Open Adoption Blog Hop #2: Quotes

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! Do you have a favorite quotation? I have … Continue reading

Open Adoption Roundtable #42: Injuries

The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It’s designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. We’re up to Open Adoption Roundtable #42.  Think about a time when your child has been injured or sick (or for adoptees, when you have been injured or … Continue reading

Seven

Jackson turned seven today. It hardly seems possible. I have to update his page and add some new pictures. He’s lost 4 teeth so far and has an adorable toothless grin that says, “I’m no baby, I’m a big kid!” He’s not having a birthday party. We gave him the option of a birthday party, … Continue reading

My Children Are Pierced

On Friday, Max and I took the kids to get their ears pierced. We took them to a tattoo and body piercing salon because they use needles for piercing. You see, piercing guns can’t be completely sterilized, but needles can. I also read about what guns actually do to your ear, and… blech. So, we … Continue reading

On Crying

Many people on the Inter-tubes have been remembering where they were on September 11, 2001. Max and I had just moved into our first new house, in New Hampshire. I was on my way to work, listening to the news on the radio when the second plane hit. I got to work, checked my mail, … Continue reading