Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Toy and Adoption Reading Question


I bought a Nike + iPod kit, and today was my first day using it - I LOVED it! Basically, it is a chip that goes on my shoe and syncs to my iPod. It keeps track of how far I run, my pace, calories burned, etc. It also allows you to set up goals and you can download workouts to help you train. I am hoping that this will keep me motivated and help me improve.
Second, and more importantly...does anyone have any good advice on adoption articles and books that are good to give to family members? I was thinking that maybe it would help my MIL if I gave her some legitimate reading material. I saw the book "Adoption is a Family Affair: What Relatives and Friends Must Know", by Patricia Johnston on Barnes and Noble's website, but I am clueless as to how good it is. If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them!


  1. Sorry no suggestions on books :(

    I have been debating on whether to get a Nike Ipod kit...I think you've just inspired me:)

  2. That's the book I bought for our parents. I read it before I gave it to them. I thought it was pretty good.

  3. ooo, jealous of the nike iPod kit!! Those sound great!

  4. Sorry - I don't think I can be a real help to you...
    The book I gave to both sets of parents is a British Adoption and Fostering book called 'Related by Adoption' - and it explained the process in the UK and what it all means.


  5. No idea on adoption articles and books, however I just wanted to say that's a fantastic idea! I might start looking out things about egg donation in case we are successful and need to be able to explain it.