Post Archives from the ‘Motherhood’ Category



Menagerie Mondays: Star Astronomer

Posted on: May 20th, 2013 by
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For the first time, Ari went to the planetarium in downtown Chicago. We had so much fun learning about the stars and planets. At this age -- almost five -- she eagerly wants to learn EVERYTHING. Here's her first look through a telescope. I hope that throughout her life, she will always reach for the stars. 20130417114744-1

Menagerie Mondays, Mother and Child Union

Posted on: April 15th, 2013 by
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Welcome to the first installment of my Menagerie Mondays series. This is where I get a chance to be really creative (something I need to do more often) and share my work. For this first Monday posting, I'm sharing my sketch of Ari clinging onto my shoulder. We were at a party; she was about two and a half years old. If you look carefully in Continue reading the story "Menagerie Mondays, Mother and Child Union"

Of Books and Bookstores

Posted on: April 11th, 2013 by
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Whenever my daughter and I first enter the store, we stop, and I tell her to smell her surroundings. She immediately replies with “Delicious” or “Yummy.” We are not in a bakery or candy shop. We’ve just walked into our nearby bookstore – where we are instantly surrounded by the collective waft of books. I order books from Amazon, but I love, love, love physically going Continue reading the story "Of Books and Bookstores"

Adoption Story

Posted on: March 15th, 2012 by
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I return home late after an evening of teaching. I have one voicemail message -- from the head of the China Program at the adoption agency. She asks me to Continue reading the story "Adoption Story"

Re-Embracing October

Posted on: November 2nd, 2011 by
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Ari and I at her first hockey game
I am back from my hiatus from all discussions pink. As readers of my blog know, the first half of October Continue reading the story "Re-Embracing October"

First Comes Cancer, Then Comes Single Motherhood

Posted on: August 28th, 2011 by
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I  was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was young and fit. I desperately wanted to live, but I also had a burning question:  If I were lucky enough to get to post-treatment status, would I be able to have children?  My doctors were optimistic. They said I would get through cancer and its Continue reading the story "First Comes Cancer, Then Comes Single Motherhood"

My Other Life

Posted on: June 14th, 2011 by
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I'm taking the suggestion of extraordinary blogger Marie of Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer and devoting this posting to let the blogosphere know who I really am.
I am first and foremost a single mother to an almost-three-year-old girl. I adopted her from China when she was 13 months old. She was worth my four-year wait for a child. Continue reading the story "My Other Life"