Parenting

Hotel Rwanda and open adoption parenting

November 13, 2009

A few years ago I was teaching World Geography to middle school kids. We’d done a unit on the phenomenon of genocide, and at about the same time Paul Rusesabagina came to our city for a speaking engagement. I organized a field trip, and we all heard the first person account of the hotel manager […]

A moment in open adoption parenting

November 3, 2009

Tessa was distraught, after a Halloween party, for not getting the nod for a sleepover at her aunt’s house. The excitement of the kid-oriented haunted house, the disappointment about the sleepover and a sugar high made for a meltdown. I got her into the car and she continued to wail about how mean her dad […]

Show & Tell: Captured

February 7, 2009

Last week I showed my documentarian tendencies. When Tessa was born, my friend Juli (scrapbooker extraordinaire) gave me a beautiful handmade calendar that she designed especially for my daughter. So it seemed natural that I would add my kids’ journal entries to my nightly routine. Call it a.nal-retentive, obsessive or rigid (as my husband jokingly […]

Which is more difficult?

January 9, 2009

Note: this post has to do with motherhood. This Momversation is a discussion about which is harder: being a mom or being a wife. Dooce, having experienced post-partum depression, says that marriage was much easier, and she shares many good reasons why. She votes for Motherhood as the more difficult. Finslippy says (among other things) […]