Five Things You Should Know About Motherhood

I wasn\’t there, but I think I know the look on your face when you saw those two pink lines. And then you looked at the instructions at least 37 times because you were sure that you must have misunderstood how to hold the stick or pee on it the right direction. Or maybe twoContinue reading “Five Things You Should Know About Motherhood”

Broken Teeth and Broken Lives: If We Weren\’t "Just" Moms

We read the document line by line, our plea to the judge to make this brown-eyed girl our own.  Our lawyer had drawn it up for us, ensuring that while this would be a lengthy process, it really was not all that complicated. “Richard Whittemore, married, pilot, resident at….” So far so good. “Ashley Whittemore,Continue reading “Broken Teeth and Broken Lives: If We Weren\’t "Just" Moms”

We Aren\’t the Only Ones

\”I want to play iPad with Lita,\” he said from the backseat. \”That would be fun, wouldn\’t it?\” I said, trying to sound upbeat. \”Yeah,\” he was more somber this time. \”Because I\’m sad.\” He always puts the word \”because\” in front of his emotion. That\’s when my heart melts and I know things areContinue reading “We Aren\’t the Only Ones”