Author Archive for Mrs. Polish


Books on Race for Children

Last week, I wrote this post about our transracial family, and Mrs. Milk also wrote a fantastic post about race that you should read if you haven’t. Sometimes it’s hard (and really intimidating) to start a conversation with your kids on a topic you’re unsure of, and in my experience, books have made that easier. We […]

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Dear White Parents,

First, I want you to know that this post will likely make you uncomfortable. I know this, because I’ve been saying parts of it out loud in my every day life for a few years now. But first, before anyone gets defensive, my husband and I are also white parents. Our son, however, is black. […]


Three Years Old

Here we are! Three years old. It’s so unbelievable for me to think that Isaiah is actually that old. I mean, he was just born. Isaiah: Isaiah is a very healthy, very big boy. At his three year check, he was 95% in height and weight. He is extremely active, and never stops moving. I would […]

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Living Again

I went back and read my last post that I wrote in January about the end of our foster care journey, and I found myself transported back to that pain. It is possible that until that moment, I didn’t realize how much healing I’ve done since then. It’s still just the three of us. When […]

The End of Foster Care

One thing I’ve learned, is that change isn’t always easy. It isn’t always good, and it isn’t always bad. Sometimes it just is. Foster care ended for us almost two months ago, and I’m still having a hard time putting a word on the feeling it left. I don’t want to call it empty, because […]


Party of Three

It has been six months since I first told you about our family dynamic changing to one of a foster family. As often comes with fostering a child, our time has come to a close. I have to be honest — when we were struggling through infertility, and then the adoption process, I thought to […]


Deep Dish Cast Iron Cookie & Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

I was asked during a job interview once what my greatest accomplishment in life was (I was 23, come on man). At the time I didn’t have an answer, so I gave a sarcastic one. But if I were asked now, I would probably say this cookie. As soon as I saw this recipe on […]

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