I am adopted. I love cats. I also love dogs. Okay, I love basically anything with fur. I was a child once. I apparently became an adult at some point. I am a birthmother. I tried… Continue reading Introduction to In Kim’s Words
What if I told you that infant adoption isn’t something to celebrate? Continue reading Not a Celebration: National Adoption Month
I just wrote my dumb letter for 2020. I do this exercise in futility every year, hoping for a different outcome every time. I spend days carefully crafting each sentence, replacing words if they seem too direct, too demanding, too pathetic. I reread it and sit with it for weeks, too afraid to put my pen on paper to actually write it. I dig out … Continue reading Dumb Letter 2020
Moriarty, my fearless Tiny Cat, my Tiny Baby Kitten, my Morty-Cat, has traveled quite the road since we adopted him less than two years ago. Continue reading Have you ever force-fed a cat?
I had a baby! It was eight and a half months ago, but better late than never, right? Quick birth story: Our son was born underwater in our bathtub, in our darkened bathroom, into his father’s strong hands, just as we planned. No monitors, no bright lights, no prodding hands, no medical intervention, no strangers. It was exactly the birth I wanted for him and … Continue reading I had a baby!
Pregnancy is wild. It’s like a rollercoaster, except the twists and turns of the rails differ every time you buckle in. Same ride, different track. Continue reading The rollercoaster of pregnancy
“Is this your first!?” It’s a question I’ve heard dozens of times over the past six months, and I’m sure to hear it dozens more times over the next six. It’s a question that, for me, has so many answers. Continue reading Is this your first?
Our story of pregnancy and heartache in the face of devastating genetic testing results. Continue reading Our Harrowing Journey into Parenthood
Because sometimes you need a reminder in order to stay positive. Continue reading Claire the Lovey
I took a big leap today and finally did something for Summer’s 11th birthday. Continue reading On her birthday
My mom is the mom so many wish they’d had, and I am so lucky that she chose to be mine. Continue reading My Mom – Mother’s Day 2018