Tag: attachment and bonding

a filling worth fighting for

I’m sitting on my closet floor typing this. Because sometimes a mama just needs to do that, you know? The door needs to shut.  The voices need to fade so that all I can hear is myself think for a moment.  And… Read More

don’t forget where we have come from

Our summer is moving along, lickety-split, and if I’m being honest, it’s actually been pretty good. This time last year, I could have not anticipated how much better this year would be. Last summer we were living in the the freshly-home-cocoon.  This… Read More

Rupture and Repair

Rupture and repair is how, in the adoption world, we describe relationships when they experience a breaking and need to be mended. In some cases, it’s the child who is trying to understand the boundaries that are set, and whether or not we… Read More

growing and *cough cough* stretching

I’m a bit of a loner when it comes to feeling poorly.  I’ve never been one of those people who liked having someone holding my hair back when I puked, you know?  Just let me get over this.  On my own. Julianne… Read More

Can I?

I hear this question more times per day than I care to count. Me to the four kids: “It’s time for lunch… let’s sit down at the table.” Julianne: “Can I?” Me to the four kids: “We’re going to go to the… Read More

from the top of the hill

Wednesday.  Middle of the week.  Feels like I’ve trudged up the hill to this point, and now I can look down toward Friday and breathe a sigh of relief. Not every day is good. Not every day is hard. But every day… Read More

meet me here

We moved next into the living room.  This was a quiet, comfortable room with a warm atmosphere.  I liked it.  It had a fireplace, sofa, overstuffed chairs, a bookcase and an intimate atmosphere. He also seemed pleased by it.  He said, “Indeed,… Read More