Monday, April 20, 2015

Busy Bee!

Dear Sugars,

How are you, sweetnesses?   What's been going on in your world?  

First, please connect with me on Twitter or Facebook.  I love hearing your stories and learning what's going on in your world.   

Second, for those who have left reviews of my books, THANK YOU!   You've made my heart smile! Come Rain or Come Shine has been selling so well these past few months.  If you've had a chance to order my latest book, a devotional (with journal) for parents by adoption and parents-to-be, I sure hope you'll leave a review on Amazon.  

Third, can someone please tell me that the end of the school year won't always be this crazy?  Field trips!  Spring picture days!  Book fairs!  Permission slips, announcements, and crinkled art projects galore.   Pair this with potty training my toddler son, media appearances, and homeschooling, and I'm about to lose my mind!   I'm so ready for summer:  swimming, sleeping in, and strawberries.  

Fourth, if you've been wondering where my newest articles can be found, I've been writing a lot for Huffington Post lately.  It's been such an honor!  To The Lady Who Called My Toddler a Thug was syndicated on Medium, My Brown Baby, and The Good Men Project (all great websites!).   I'm also writing consistently for Scary Mommy and Babble, and I have a new post up on America Adopts.   I continue to focus on adoption, particularly transracial adoptive parenting, as well as type 1 diabetes.   I also continue to participate in the Adoption Link-Up which allows some of the best adoption bloggers to write on the same topic on the same day.  It's a fabulous project that offers readers various perspectives on the same topic.  

Finally, because parenting my three babies, writing, homeschooling, running an adoption support group, and being a wife isn't enough, I'm currently penning books #4 and #5!  This book-writing thing is addicting!  The truth is, I'm always writing at least ten things at once.  The ideas keep flowing.  The mind is a busy, powerful, artistic thing.  

Blessings to you, wherever you are on your journey!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Recently Read Favorite Adoption Books: Adoption Talk Link-Up

I'm a huge fan of adoption books.  I've read close to every book that's been released in the last twenty years (and even some vintage adoption books, too!)

I'm asked a lot by readers about resources.  What are the best books on certain adoption subjects? What books are most helpful?   Most readable?  Most applicable?

I list many, many resources in my first book Come Rain or Come Shine: A White Parents Guide to Adopting and Parenting Black Children.   I believe resources open doors to knowledge and empathy, particularly when it comes to learning about the experiences of triad members.

Here are some of recently read favorite adoption-themed books, in no particular order:

The Waiting: The True Story of a Lost Child, a Lifetime of Longing, and a Miracle for a Mother Who Never Gave Up

Separated @ Birth: A True Love Story of Twin Sisters Reunited