I ♥ Sharpies

December 10, 2012

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I ♥ Sharpies

I don’t need a closet full of Jimmy Choos or Prada bags. I just want a shelf full of Post-Its, crisp note cards and Sharpies. This is what my husband has succinctly described as my love of “office porn.” So. Be. It.

Her adoptive father never wanted children

December 10, 2012

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Her adoptive father never wanted children

As a parent, I want what’s best for my son. As an adoptive parent, I am filled with all kinds of additional worries. Will my son feel less than because I didn’t carry him in my belly like his friends’ moms did? Will he resent me and wish he could’ve been raised by his first umma, who nurtured him for 40 weeks and three days, before she relinquished him for adoption? By adopting this sweet child — who is the funniest, smartest, kindest little boy that I have ever met — did I do the best thing for him?