About Mimi

wife. mom. best friend. world-traveler. chicago two-stepper.  habitual line stepper.

I’ve been typing away at this corner of the internet since 2006. This blog follows my life from when I  started graduate school, to life as an expatriate in Nigeria, to getting married, to settling down back in the States as a wife.

About two years ago, my husband and I decided to adopt through the foster care system. That process has changed our life in amazing ways.  I am learning so much about myself, my parenting and how to be a supportive member of the adoption triad.  The blog has changed too – from randomness to focusing on foster care, adoption culture and toddler parenting.

I’m all about connecting with other folks on this journey of love and learning. I would love to hear from you. Follow the blog and leave a comment.  Connect with me at complicatedmelodi@gmail.com, on Facebook or Twitter at @mimicomplex.

Feel free to check the archives.  There is waaaay to much to read so here are some of the highlights:

Fertility Struggles: I’ve gone through the entire fertility cycle: desire for a child, multiple BFNs, diagnosis, failed treatments, grief and finally acceptance. You can read about our fertility struggles here.

Foster Care: My husband Wood and I just adopted an adorable two-year-old little girl, Nana, from foster care. Our process was fairly straight-forward but we learned so much along the way.  You can read about our foster care journey here.

Add Water and Stir Podcast: I cohost a podcast called Add Water and Stir that focuses on promoting foster care and adoption within communities of color, especially within the African American community. Our goals is voice and visibility to families like ours who often seem left out of mainstream adoption conversations. Subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or YouTube!

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