Category Archives: Attachment

To the 28 year Old Me

You are about to meet the most adorable little boy who will make you a mother. His smile and laugh are the best. He gives hugs like no other and his inquisitiveness is infectious.  Your first few weeks of being … Continue reading

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The Longest Day

Below is something I have been working on for quite some time, it recounts one of the worst days we had with Corbin, but just one. I need to emphasize that these events took place years ago and Corbin is … Continue reading

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We Shouldnt Have to

I was going through emails and found this one, sent to our case manager at CPRI in May 2010. It’s pretty intense because I was in crisis with C. I mean that, it wasn’t just him in crisis – our … Continue reading

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Time-In Parenting

One of the benefits to having just gone back to work is that I finally had time to read a parenting book I bought 5 years ago but never had time to read. It’s called Time-in Parenting by Otto Weininger. … Continue reading

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Not Ever Good Enough

Originally posted at Hopeful Parents. My son sits in the chair, slumped over, his head in his hands. When he lifts his head and looks at me there are tears in his eyes that he is trying to hold back. He … Continue reading

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Tired

I wrote this in September 2005 and just came across it while cleaning up the computer . . . I took my sons to a birthday party today. I stood in the yard, playing “referee” for my older son. Redirecting … Continue reading

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Who knew?

When my husband A and I went to adoption classes in 2000, we knew we didn’t know everything about kids. We knew that we had no idea what we were in for. Little did we know how little we knew. … Continue reading

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