I’m wrapping up the 2011 repeat posts, but I hope that you’ve found some new content that you missed before or were able to enjoy something again. The next post up will hopefully be some Christmas pictures (better late than never!) and then the first real post of the year will be my Second Annual Installment of Things I Don’t Resolve!
1. Life of a 20 Something: My storybook goodbye to my 20s, the decade that went nothing like it was “supposed” to and yet gave me everything that I love in my life.
2. 10 Not-Resolutions: This is last year’s list and looking back I can say that I’ve had a very successful year!
3. Travel Posts 9, 10 part 1 and 10 part 2: These were so hard for me to re-read, harder to write, and hardest of all to live through them the first time. I’m including them here because truly this is where we started and we’ve come a long way since then.
4. Innocent Brainwashing: The first time I really freak out about/talk about sexism and race with my babies.
5. Love Takes All: This is something that I think PAPs need to know. There’s loving your kid and then there’s loving your kid who doesn’t love you.
6. Name It and Claim It: My beef with some Christians who are adopting.
7. Wait. What? Huh?! Therapeutic Parenting: My infamous adoption agency slogan and rampage about how we need to be ready to deal with our hurting kids and expect them to come home hurting.
8. She’s In There: My surprise at a peek into my daughter’s real personality and not the constant façade of LOOK AT ME/BUT DON’T GET CLOSE TO ME!
9. Acting Like a Fool: I actually needed to read this again. And yes, this could be the name of blog, but it isn’t. This is my list of ways to change the direction of Boohoo’s mood without being all anal about it (because that doesn’t actually work)
10. Calling Parents of Traumatized Kids: This is something that I’ve done this year that I’m proud of! I’ve started this facebook group for moms of kids with attachment challenges. Our kids are all over the spectrum and so are our preferred methods, but we are all working to help our children heal. It’s a smallish group still and it is very supportive and encouraging. If you’re struggling, please know that you are not alone and come check us out!