Tagged with recording our story

Ready for a Do-Over

Ready for a Do-Over

I’ve never been much for sports. Not team sports, anyway. When I was in elementary school, during recess I was most often found exploring tree-line that bordered the field or trying to swing as high as I could and leap out of the swing for that few seconds of being airborne.  Kickball, eh.  I wasn’t … Continue reading

The Littlest’s Tree

The Littlest’s Tree

Four years ago, *A* and I were finishing our master’s degrees, living in a little townhouse with a tiny front porch (stoop, really).  I was away for much of the week each week during that spring semester, working as a museum technician at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. I came home on Fridays, but it … Continue reading

Sharing the Adoption Love: An Introduction

Sharing the Adoption Love: An Introduction

It was around early August last year that I somehow stumbled across a blog written by an adoptive mom, Kristen, who was, at that time, a year into her and her husband’s wait to adopt.  She was trying something new after a year and began blogging on their site, Adoption Love.  I was instantly drawn into … Continue reading

Oh, Hello Again, August

Oh, Hello Again, August

August.  It’s always been a month of transition for me, always a feeling of ending one thing and moving on to the next.  Maybe that’s because it’s my birthday month, but looking back, there seem to be all sorts of elements of change that occurred in August.  Historically speaking, throughout my loooong educational career-to-date, it’s … Continue reading

About Us: Now Actually About Us!

About Us: Now Actually About Us!

It’s (almost) always cathartic to do some spring cleaning – more often than just the spring, and in more places than just your house!  One of the pages on The Littlest Brooks-Livingston, our “About Us” page, was a little lackluster and needed a boost. Borrowing an idea from a blogging friend (hope you don’t mind, Kristen!), I … Continue reading

The Art of Waiting

The Art of Waiting

In January, when we started down this path to open adoption and began this blog, I joined an online blogging group called Open Adoption Bloggers.  This is a network of “writers from all sides of open adoption, encompassing hundreds of blogs by adult adoptees, [birth / ] first parents, adoptive parents, adoption professionals, and extended … Continue reading