I am so happy I can start using this blog as a true outlet again. I was waiting until my blog traffic died down and the community that remained was one with whom I was actively building relationships and healthy dialogue. I am so thankful that it has only taken a couple of months for that to happen.
This post and the one that will follow are going to be a bit of venting. In this post, I’m giving my … Keep Reading!!!
Tonight I started putting together a book for Aram containing the letters and comments of support we received after the TIME cover came out. There are thousands of beautiful messages to sift through. I wanted to make sure that in the front there were the letters from parents who said the cover gave them strength to not hide the way they parent to their friends and family, or that they now have the courage to allow their child to self … Keep Reading!!!
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About Shay … Keep Reading!!!
This upcoming trip to Ethiopia has everyone in our group is getting really excited!
The Awassa Children’s Project fundraiser was a huge success, and it was there they aired the ACP commercial for the first time.
Dr. Jay Gordon is collecting multiple medications to bring to the children and families of Awassa, Ethiopia. Thanks for Terry (DSA, DSA Pays It Forward) and his generosity, we will be able to ship the vaccines and medications safely to Ethiopia.… Keep Reading!!!
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I have to tell you something: I love Jamie Lynne Grumet.
Here’s the thing though, did you know that her parents named her? The gave her her first two names, but her husband gave her her third name, so now her name is Jamie Lynne Grumet.
I met Jamie when she thought I was spam on her blog. But, I’m not spam. Jamie didn’t even care if I … Keep Reading!!!
I vaguely remember meeting Aram for the first time.
He was three days old and they wheeled me into the NICU. One of the nurses rolled me up to a little plastic container holding him.
I went to peek in but before I could see him another nurse stopped me. “I’m sorry, I just need to check your ID bracelet and make sure it matches the baby’s. I know, you’re thinking ‘but I know my own baby!’ I’m sorry, it’s … Keep Reading!!!
In celebration of our genealogist finding living contacts to relatives in Sudan, here is a Sudanese Hibiscus Tea (Karkade) recipe to celebrate our heritage!
Here is a bit of a tweak on a traditional tea recipe in Sudan:
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how … Keep Reading!!!
I found this photo of myself as a child yesterday:
My first thought: “That is a massive scrunchy.” My second thought: “I’m bottle feeding my baby doll.”
Perhaps to retaliate from our anti-breastfeeding culture many women decide to become anti-bottle feeding as a response.
I have friends who will not allow their children to have dolls that come with bottles. They will throw away the bottle that comes with the doll, and some have even purchased the “The Breast Milk … Keep Reading!!!
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.― C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
It makes me think of this poem about escapism:
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
― William Butler Yeats
If your plane taxis for two hours before take-off, take photos of yourself in your seat at different angles to pass the time.
Drink white sangria – a pitcher. It helps.
Avoid at all costs wearing anything remotely resembling this:
And regardless of how you sleep at home, it is a good idea to remember to bring pajamas for travel situations where you’ll be rooming with someone other than your spouse. If not, expect the … Keep Reading!!!