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We adopted him on Wednesday, with 30+ family and friends in attendance. It was fabulous. The judge did a wonderful job of including ALL my children in what was a special day for our family, and then we partied. The funniest moment was that the lawyer had spelled his middle name incorrectly (Raphael/Rafael) and the…

(Some of my kids watching sheep mothering their babies) Over the last decade a whole lot of babies have been born on my farm or brought home to it. We have had calves, chicks, kids (goat), kids (human), ducklings, goslings, kits and lambs. One of the most fascinating revelations of this is just how variable…

Yesterday morning Isaiah (10) asked me with a grin on his face: “Which one of us is your FAVORITE child?” My answer “None of you. I like Rubeus best. He’s quiet, and soft, never talks to me,  and takes care of almost all his own needs.” D. (11) “But he’s not a kid, he’s a…

Things have been a little nuts here. Two weeks ago Eric and I took an emergency placement of two children, six and 17 mos.  It turned out to be one of the most exhausting and stressful placements we’ve ever had, not because of the kids, who are delightful (although I had somehow forgotten what 17month…

Mothering for Money

Most of the comments people make about our slightly changeable and somewhat odd family are lovely.  Like all parents my husband and I love hearing how beautiful our kids are, how well behaved (even when it isn’t always true), how nice it is to see us all together, what fun it is to see a…

Celebrating the Good News

Let’s be honest, when you work on energy and environmental issues for a living, good news is always welcome. And when it is good news that makes your kids happy, well, even better. President Obama’s coming forward in support of gay marriage didn’t fix all problems, but it made everyone in our home more cheerful.…