Taboo Topics: Transracial Adoption – Meet Adin and Rita Walls

Adin and Rita with the beautiful Alou This blog post is based on a status update I made recently on Facebook. I have adapted it for this blog. Thanks, Brett, for giving me a place to share my voice on this topic. Over the years I have been quite active with blogging, sharing my colourful thoughts about everything from the opening act at the U2 concert to my opinion on Apple vs Android. [...]

By |2015-11-18T10:00:09+02:00Nov 18th, 2015|family, inspire-ations, stories, Taboo Topics|11 Comments

Taboo Topics: Transracial Adoption – Meet Abi and Babygirl

I never fully realised what an impact one little girl could have on a community, just by being herself. Adoption has always been on my heart. I can remember asking my parents, repeatedly, for years, for a baby sister for Christmas. Preferably adopted. It’s obviously something that I’m meant to be involved in. I got my baby sister when I was thirteen. And then a baby brother when I was nineteen. And there have been [...]

Taboo Topics: Transracial Adoption – Intro

i have been looking forward to this series for a while. A while back a number of my friends shared some of their stories relating to Adoption which you can read over here, which is already in some ways a topic that is rarely spoken about. But when it comes to adopting a child from a race or culture group different to yours, then i imagine there are a whole lot of other factors that [...]

By |2015-11-13T02:05:42+02:00Nov 13th, 2015|Taboo Topics|3 Comments

10 Things i Don’t Understand

If ever a post was going to get me into trouble, this is probably it. i'm not talking directly about things that i hate or completely judge [although, perhaps some of them] but by and large and firstly things i simply do not understand. Things my brain can't get around. Things that don't make sense to me. And maybe they make sense to you and that's okay - maybe some of them shouldn't and possibly [...]

By |2015-07-31T09:25:38+02:00Jul 31st, 2015|challenging thorts|19 Comments

Taboo Topics: Adoption – we meet Jackie Barker again [Successfully Adopted!]

I have taken a long time after telling Brett that I would write this, to actually sit down and put some words together. It feels strange to ‘tell our story’ because in so many ways we just feel like a normal family. Daddy, Mommy and baby. I’ve discovered in these last few months that much to my disappointment I am not a super-mother, I am very much the typical Mom who is doing all the [...]

Taboo Topics: Adoption – we meet Jane and Mike again [Successfully Adopted!]

Brett has been nagging, I mean asking, me to do a follow up post to the one we did on adoption to see what life is like two years after adopting our daughter Rachel. I have been putting it off, mostly due to legitimate reasons. We have became a family of four as I gave birth to our second daughter, Emma, and so life does have that frenetic/blurry/chaotic/kid edge to it that makes it hard [...]

psalmthing to chew on: psalm 68

1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered;     may his foes flee before him. 2 May you blow them away like smoke—     as wax melts before the fire,     may the wicked perish before God. i'm not going to lie, i often don't quite know what to do with some of the anger and violence of the Old Testament. When i was young it was as black and white as an old A-team episode [google it, kids!] [...]

Whose Taboo Topic is it anyway?

My favourite space on my blog is probably the Taboo Topics section where we look at topics rarely spoken about such as losing a baby or infertility, singleness or being a parent of young children when it's really really hard, abortion and adoption, issues of race and many more... with one exception these posts take the form of stories of real live people who put their names and faces on them to help make them more [...]

Taboo Topics: Adoption – Meet Mariska de Beer

Well, as a first time blogger I’m not really sure where to start and what to write.  I cannot say that I am really good with words, but this I know….I do not want to keep quiet about this and if writing gives me an opportunity to be heard then I’m grabbing hold of this with everything I’ve got. I’ve always known that I will adopt children one day…not sure why – I guess it [...]

By |2014-05-27T10:40:08+02:00May 27th, 2014|family, Taboo Topics, thorts of other people|0 Comments
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