Category Archives: Vlog

Crystal’s debut on MomTV (and she ROCKS it!)

Tessa’s first mom, Crystal, joined me on Adoption Angles last week on MomTV.

Some of you participated in the live webcast and plied us with the most important things to get us through the hour.

No, not glasses of wine.

Questions! Thanks for keeping our conversation moving by asking us the fantastic questions you did.

And thanks to Melissa of Our Full Circle for hosting and producing. I highly recommend that you tune in each Wednesday evening, 9 pm EST, for her show and her guests.

Crystal and I tell about how we ended up at the same agency at the same time, how it felt for each of us during that first meeting, how we have built our open adoption relationships, why she chose us (we were not her first choice, and I never miss an opportunity to tease her about that), our hopes and dreams and fears for Tessa, and Crystal’s relationship with Reed.

We hope you enjoy watching as much as we enjoyed bantering.

Don’t forget to check out the limericks and VOTE.

Adoption Angles: My bling and my John Travolta impression

My apologies if you don’t have an hour, because watching this video is the only way the title is going to make sense to you.

This week I was the guest on Melissa‘s Adoption Angles. We played to a large audience (wow, Melissa, well done!) which was delightfully involved and curious about creating a child-centered open adoption.

We had sound difficulties for the first 15 minutes, which was when I talked about how we went from marriage ==> infertility ==> adoption ==> open adoption.

After the technical difficulties are resolved, I talk about WHY I chose openness (it was purely selfish), HOW to come to terms with “sharing” a child, and WHAT big responsibility we adoptive parents carry. And at 57 minutes, there’s a shout out to TOOTPU from us ColoBloggers.

You got chills? I do. Nothing a little Merlot can’t cure.

If I go any deeper I may turn into Hope

If you’ve been keeping up with my tweets this last few weeks, you know that Season 1 of thirtysomething came in for me at the library.

And that I watched all 21 episodes in a week. And still it was not enough. I also checked out the thirtysomething songbook.

So indulge me with my first ever vlogging effort. I don’t have a fancy mic, so you might have to listen hard.

Or maybe not.

For the record, this is what I was aiming for.