Appropriate Adoption Language and Kung Fu Panda

I have never seen Kung Fu Panda. I have no experience with closed adoption. I do know what it feels like when people or T.V. uses inappropriate adoption language. This is an excerpt  from the article posted to Please read the entire thing. It is really eye opening. We typically talk about adoption language in the context of strangers in the grocery story or well meaning friends and family. This hits on the importance for all members of the adoption triad to learn and practice appropriate adoption language.

So, while watching Kung Fu Panda III recently, a couple of moments in the movie really hit me hard. When the two pandas realize they are father and son, there’s a tender moment between them. Almost immediately Po’s biological father runs to Mr. Ping (Po’s dad) and grabs him in a tight bear hug (no pun intended!) and says, “Thank you for taking care of him for me.” Sounds sweet, right? Yeah. The sentiment really is sweet. But for a parent to hear that (at least for this parent writing this article) it feels like an immediate demotion from parent to babysitter. I know that when those words were said to me there was only the purest intent. But the words still stung. I didn’t “take care” of my son. I parented him. That means I gave him my heart, my time, my resources, my love, my whole self. I would have given my life for him if that was required. No – I didn’t “take care of him” for someone else. I did it for him.

Here is another ‘Real’ tear jerker.

Pollyseon STOW + GO ESSENTIALS Review

Words fall short in describing how much I love the STOW + GO ESSENTIALS from POLLYSEON!

After two weekend trips, I can confidently say Polly and Judy ingeniously ‘hit a homerun’ by perfecting travel organization in several markets. Every tiny detail of the cases has been meticulously thought out! Timeless style, strong durability, and engineered functionality combine to deliver the ULTIMATE SET OF TRAVEL BAGS.

As a fashion stylist, I really appreciate the fashionable characteristics of the STOW + GO ESSENTIALS. The black color on high-quality fabrics combined with sturdy shapes accented with white stitching and silver hardware creates an ageless look for years to come. Another thing I like about this style is that it’s gender neutral. In the hotel lobby, I was impressed how handsome my husband looked with the carry-all over his shoulder!

The bags’ engineered construction, high-quality fabrics, and hardware are also worthy of respect. Padded interior, reinforced straps, and even heat-resistant iron case lining are just a few details that make these bags extremely durable. I also noticed that the compartments, zippers, and straps felt sturdy and dependable. My favorite durability feature though is the smooth interior lining, making it very easy to wipe down in case of liquid spillage.

Functionality is where STOW + GO ESSENTIALS outshine any other travel storage alternative. I’m blown away at how much you can fit in those compact bags! Not only that, all the compartments and side pockets make it possible to easily and quickly keep everything organized. With all our high-pace unpacking and packing, we now have more time and less stress!

For hair stylists and make-up artists, the STOW + GO ESSENTIALS will revolutionize your business! Efficiently manage your tools and impress clients with the professional look. For business and personal travelers, you can organize personal belongings, samples, photos, binders, business cards, and much more. The possibilities are endless!

Thank you POLLYSEON.. STOW + GO ESSENTIALS has made our traveling so much easier!

Pollyseon Style. Stow. Go. Beauty and Travel Cases


The Smart Way to Stay Organized
and Travel in Style

The “Style Stow and Go” philosophy behind the Pollyseon carry-all travel and storage cases are designed to meet and exceed the expectations of professionals and the novice alike. Pollyseon designs beauty and fashion tool-specific organization gear that is heat and spill resistant. These cases are essential in making work and travel easier and more efficient!

Polly J. Shrewsbury and Judy Seonkyung Im founded Pollyseon, LLC in 2008 to establish an innovative and patent-pending line of travel bags for styling tools that offer durable and fashionable packing solutions for beauty industry professionals, business travelers, and for personal organization.

Here is a video demonstrating the Stow + Go Essentials Carry-All.

I am going to be traveling with the Pollyseon carry-all travel bags over the Labor Day weekend. Check back for my thoughts about the Pollyseon Stow + Go Essentials in the upcoming weeks!