Category Archives: Mommyhood

Lean In? No thanks. “Leaning Sideways” and rethinking priorities worked for me.

What does it mean to have a successful career?  A successful life? I’ve been thinking about these questions of late, prompted in part by Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In movement, and partly by my inclusion as a mentor in our local … Continue reading

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A Month of Firsts

Bug has had a big April, one with a lot of firsts for her! G and I are both baseball lovers, but we’ve been lax in passing that on to Bug.  We got an opportunity to remedy that parental failing … Continue reading

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Spring!

We are so, so ready for spring around here.  Daylight savings time started on Sunday, and if you follow me on Twitter you know my whining started at least two weeks before.  Now that we are at the end of … Continue reading

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A Month in the Life

I’m feeling bloggy but I’ve been pretty heavy lately, so I thought I’d do a little lighter post about what’s been going on in Mooga-land. Life on the professional front is going swimmingly.  I went back up to 30 hours … Continue reading

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Guilt, Empathy, and Inauthenticity: (My) Transracial Adoptive Parenting

I’ve been thinking about parenting a lot lately, and adoptive parenting in particular.  What qualities make for a good parent?  What qualities does a good adoptive parent possess?  What additional qualities are required if the adoption is transracial or cultural? … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, bloggy readers!  After receiving some wonderful encouragement from a Blogger I have tremendous respect for, I’m going to make a concerted effort to blog more in 2013.  We’ll see what happens, though– if the past week is … Continue reading

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Fall Fun– A trip to Moogacat’s Alma Mater

Through a weird confluence of events we ended up at the in-laws overnight this past Saturday.  That’s always so much fun for Bug– she loves her LiLi and YeYe. Even though it’s November it was beautiful this weekend– sunny and low … Continue reading

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What is Family? A post for National Adoption Awareness Month

This is a post I first started back on March after a very good conversation with Bug, but for some unknown reason I never got around to finishing it. Since it’s now the dreaded National Adoption Awareness Month.  Most people … Continue reading

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To My Bug’s First Parents

Dear First Parents, I just wanted to let you know that you are not forgotten.  Our beautiful Bug loves you and misses you.  She thinks about you every day.  As we talked about the beautiful Autumn Moon this weekend, and … Continue reading

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Dyslexia sucks.

For a six-year-old, dyslexia must suck. I’ve been doing a ton of reading about dyslexia since Bug’s diagnosis, and there are a surprising number of benefits to have a “dyslexic brain.”  People with dyslexia are quite often more creative and … Continue reading

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