Tagged with writing

Did You Have a Point Back There?

Back in March, I wrote “Someone Is Wrong on the Internet.” Why did I do that? I’m glad you asked! I belonged to two groups about “African American” hair. On one of them (one that doesn’t have any restrictions on sharing or quoting posts) a woman asked a question. The absurdity of the question and … Continue reading

Hello, I’m Robyn Chittister

I check my blog stats about once a week. WordPress gives me a list of the top searches that lead to my page. Usually, they are variations on “adoption network law center reviews” and “gilmore girls ending.” People love my alternate ending to The Gilmore Girls. This week, the number one search is “robyn chittister.” … Continue reading

Featured on the Fearless Formula Feeder

Suzanne Barston of the Fearless Formula Feeder blog was very kind and allowed me to share my story of formula feeding. What some of you all may not know is that there is increasing pressure in the adoption community for adoptive moms to breastfeed their babies. I’m not against breastfeeding, but I am apathetic about … Continue reading

The Blogs I Read

On one post, one of the commenters mentioned my blog roll. Not all of the blogs that I read are listed there. About two years ago, I overhauled the blog. Before that, I did list all of the blogs I read in the Blog Roll, making it ridiculously long. When I chose the blogs to put … Continue reading

School: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

We had Jack’s school conference last Thursday. It was by far the longest one we’ve had. Let’s start with the good news. The Good Jack is brilliant. Seriously. His teacher said he was very smart, we know he’s very smart, and he knows he’s very smart. He’s in Junior Kindergarten. He has been counting past … Continue reading

Merry Christmas Solider??

It’s a long story, but, after my Mom died, I began talking to and corresponding with her childhood best friend. I think I’ve really only talked to and written to Chris a handful of times. I’m a poor correspondent. Now that we’re having our house worked on, I’ve been going through all of the piles … Continue reading

Family History: Talents

What are some of my talents? The first one that comes to mind is singing. I sing. I miss singing. I sometimes get to sing to Jack, but often times, he prefers to sing to himself. He’s definitely got the “I randomly burst into song” thing that I’ve got. I once told him, “Mommy almost … Continue reading

Completely Random Poem

(Originally published on LiveJournal) I just wrote this. I just thought it was cute and I wanted to share: Jen and Jason are totally keenon raising their little one totally green.Hand-me-downs welcome, gifts need not be new.They know when the baby comes, they’ll need help too.Time and attention, if you’ve some to spare,are gifts from the … Continue reading

The HP Magic Giveaway and Me

(Originally published on LiveJournal) Some of you may have heard of the HP Magic Giveaway. Some of you may even be entering. For those of you who don’t know, HP and Microsoft are giving away $6000 worth of computer equipment and software, 50 times. Fifty blogs are participating in the contest, and each has its own … Continue reading