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Jenna

Hello. I'm Jenna. Wife, Mom, Firstmom, blogger. Oh yes, and book worm.

1) If I could only read one book this entire year, what should it be? (In other words, what book have you read and loved and think I should read, too?) I think EVERYONE should read "The Girls Who Went Away" by Ann Fessler. As for me, I'm looking forward to reading through Jodi Picoult's collection this year in my quest to read 50 books. One book per year? NO WAY! :)

2) If you had $100 to spend just on yourself, what would you do? (No donations to charities-- this hypothetical world is without war, poverty, or disease.) Just on me? Books! (And the t-shirt style that I like at Old Navy. Just one. The rest is books.)

3) Do you have a blog? If you let me know where it is, I'd love to stop by. Two. The family blog is at http://www.thejhatfields.org/blog and the adoption stuff is at http://birthparents.adoptionblogs.com . :)

Amanda

Hi -- I'm Amanda, licensed foster parent hoping to adopt from the system and saving money for domestic adoption at the same time. I've just recently started reading your blog.

1) If I could only read one book this entire year, what should it be? (In other words, what book have you read and loved and think I should read, too?)

I loved The Year of Magical Thinking

2) If you had $100 to spend just on yourself, what would you do? (No donations to charities-- this hypothetical world is without war, poverty, or disease.)

I would save it for adoption... or go buy a bunch of Kiehl's products :-)

3) Do you have a blog? If you let me know where it is, I'd love to stop by.

Yep - Maybe I'm Psychic (http://amandasrandomthoughts.blogspot.com

Brian (dad to 3)

Just found you (and I've already commented once), so I don't think I'm really a lurker, but here it is anyway:

1)http://www.thereisnomewithoutyou.com/

2)I guess a new stainless steel grill for our BBQ. The old one (non SS) is starting to deteriorate, but there so dang expensive. I'd spend the rest on a variety of 6 packs of good beer as it seems like such a luxury that if it isn't available at Costco, I don't buy it.
3)http://onthefly.wordpress.com/

susan

I'll delurk and go with #3: http://persimmonandpink.com/. :o)

Round is Funny

Hey there... I think I got to you by way of Afrindie Mum. We are also a transracial family by adoption. I like reading your take on it. I'm over here: www.roundisfunny1.wordpress.com

Louise

Hi- I am a new reader, considering adoption. My blog is linked in my name. :-)

Leigh

I'm delurking - Frequent reader and commenter sometimes too : )

I just read The Darkest Child. If I could only read one book, that would have been it. Such a sad story, but hard to put down.

If I had an extra $100 to blow, I'd have several my pictures turned into prints and framed.

Yes, I have a blog, but it's not been updated this week too awful much.

http://shootingmomma.blogspot.com/

Jessica

I'm Jessica. I just found your site through a couple of other blogs, one which we both have linked to: The Other Mother(we are friends and neighbors).

A book I reccommend which I am reading now is Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption
http://www.outsiderswithin.com/

It's a tough read, but truly enlightening.

If I had $100 I would go get a serious pedicure and manicure. My hands and feet are frightening!

You know where my blog is ;)!

jessie

I am loving your blog. We are in the process of adopting (domestic). We are waiting for a placement. I have enjoyed reading about your feelings on something we will be experiencing soon. my blog is
urban-mama.blogspot.com

artsweet

The $100 would take me straight to a bookstore to buy pretty kiddy books...

baggage

Not sure about the book..I like so many books that I never can put one as my favorite.

$100 bucks--I think I'd spend it first on a few bras, because mine are kind of mishapen and not cool. And then I'd keep stocking up on kid stuff..books, games, toys, clothes, booster seats, that kind of stuff for future foster kids.

And I think you know my blog, it's linked there but I'm a single momma to a 10 year old adopted from foster care..and looking to adopt a sibling group. And I'm a foster mom.

And I love your blog :)

Julie

Hello,

My partner and I have two AA daughters adopted through foster care and I found you through AfrieIndie. I've enjoyed your thoughts on raising AA men a lot.

Julie

avonlea

1. The one book that I have read recently that has profoundly changed my life is The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. I highly recommend it. It made me think about the reality of death and that has made me value every day in a very new and real way.

2. Well $100.00 to spend on myself - a massage - had one a couple of days ago, I had so much stress in my body it actually hurt - despite yoga, it was keeping me from being my best. I think of it as an investment.

3. My blog is Avonlea at
http://compass.typepad.com/inspring
I'm in a financial hold on adoption right now as I await the sale of my old house and a new job hopefully before I get laid off. I hope to be moving foward soon.

Thank you for your blog.

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