Monthly Archives: May 2008

“Special Needs” – What’s in a Label?

This is my brother, Uncle Elvis. Uncle Elvis joined our family through foster care when I was a teenager and he was three years old. A few years later, our parents adopted him and he has been part of our … Continue reading

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Busy Times

I feel a little abashed about my absence around here recently. These have been busy days for the Mamadragon-Fixit household. I am planning to start up a home daycare, which has meant much heavy lifting for Mr. Fixit as he renovates the … Continue reading

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The Cuteness

Tonka Tim and I are reading his newest library book. He points to a picture of a little yellow tractor and says, “Meow, meow.” Huh? Then the light dawns. “You mean Bobcat,” I say. “Yeah,” he agrees. “Cat-bob.” 

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Why this Mommy Blogger Didn’t Write about Mother’s Day

In a family formed by adoption, Mother’s Day is – well, it’s complicated. The very word “Mother” is rather loaded for adoptees. The concept of a day set aside by a whole society to honour mothers – how very confusing. … Continue reading

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A Milestone

In our family, the children hit a very special milestone when they can write their first and last names together. They receive their first library card. Creative Cat reached this milestone somewhere around the end of Senior Kindergarten, at the … Continue reading

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Maybe I’m too sensitive

This morning I took Queen Bee along when I visited my prosthodontist. On the way home we were discussing how this particular dentist is different from my regular dentist. This required explaining the notion of “false teeth”. I caught myself … Continue reading

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It Must be Love…

Today I took Tonka Tim to buy groceries while the girls were at school. Groceries came in slightly under budget, so I took the boy to the liquor store adjacent to the grocery store to buy a bottle of wine … Continue reading

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