All posts tagged: parenting

A Big Announcement (Finally!)

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Family Ties

It’s a secret I’ve been keeping for months. Well, mostly–a couple of my Twitter followers figured it out. But now that E’s adoption has been finalized, the kids have been told, our parents let in on it, and my congregation notified, I can reveal it to the world: I’m pregnant! This is the photo we used to share the news on Facebook. See my little snow baby? (Also, isn’t my family adorable?) I’m due on May […]

When Your Kids Are Just Like You, Flaws And All

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Parenting Skills and Spills

I somehow ended up with three children with whom I share various personality traits–and remember, not one of them is biologically related to me! It can be both endearing and frustrating. C is a morning person, just like I am. I understand when he’s up and raring to go at 6am on a Saturday, no matter what time he went to bed the night before. That doesn’t mean I don’t get frustrated when I don’t […]