What Your Adoptive Teenager Wants You To Know

I know the majority of parents can agree that being a teenager wasn’t all that easy. Puberty, recognizing that the opposite sex didn’t actually have cooties, having BO, anxiety and of course the sassy attitude that always got you into trouble were pretty standard teen stuff. Face it, adding the ending -teen on your age […]

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The Faces We Wear – Part Two

My friend opened up and told me she was tired, feeling alone and desperately needed time away with her husband to reconnect and remember what it felt like to be “her” instead of the mom of three kids. She needed five minutes to NOT be a mom, to be herself – not the mom that had […]

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The Faces We Wear – Part One

Recently, I walked past a mom that I know in passing and casually asked her how she was doing. She surprised me. Usually she gives a chipper answer, life is good, great, couldn’t be better, basically has the face on. Today was different. Today she told me she was tired and she wasn’t doing very well. […]

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Beauty Out of Chaos

This morning I opened my eyes and groaned, hoping for just a few more minutes of sleep. Instead, my husband told me that he would be taking a sick day. His back was hurting and he’d been wide awake in pain since 2:30 this morning. I immediately jumped out of bed and went into problem-solving […]

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Am I Eugene’s Parent?

In seventh grade, I knew parents that loved their son so much, they turned a boy with some social issues into the school geek. Eugene* (name changed) was a nice and shy student. His pale skin, dark hair with a cowlick in the front, and over-sized glasses didn’t help him with his struggle to fit […]

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