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National Adoption Day | Advice from an Adult Adoptee

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National Adoption Day is here, and I'm as happy as my four-year-old wearing her favorite tutu! As I've said before, this is a day that I love more than my birthday; today is dedicated to...

Coming to Terms with My Sexless Marriage

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My husband and I have a sexless marriage. I know exactly how many times we've had sex since we married. I know because we named those times when each of them were born. It’s easy...

When You Can’t Rely on Grandparents

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Grandparents are the most important members of many parents' tribe, but what is it like when your children don’t have grandparents you can rely on to support you?  Recently I had an orientation for a...

Estranged Families and Alcoholism: My Kids Won’t Know Their Grandfather

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My father and I are estranged. My dad is an alcoholic who for the better part of my life has made little to no effort to play a contributing role in the lives of my...

“You’re So Skinny!”

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The other evening I was out with a few friends. When I stood up to leave, I couldn't help but notice one of them tracking my body from head to toe with their eyes....
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PMDD: Much more than PMS

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PMDD: It's so much more serious than PMS. This morning, I woke up to the ultimate delight of having my period. I also noticed a new mental clarity that I haven’t had the past few...
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The thing we forgot in our abuse prevention talk

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Growing up in the wake of a number of sex abuse scandals, I thought I had the perfect "abuse prevention" phrase for my children. I had borrowed it from a friend of my parents. "No...

Safe At Home Has Strengthened Our Relationship

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When the Safe At Home orders first came out, I was scared, nervous, anxious (like most people were). Besides dealing with the day to day new normal, I knew that our family relationships would be...

It’s Not Crabbiness, It’s ‘Rona Rage

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I spend my days in a fog of crabbiness. There needs to be a name for what I’m experiencing. Naming it will be therapeutic, and it will help all of us experiencing it to...

Surprise Pregnancy: Unplanned doesn’t Mean Unwanted

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I sat in the Walgreens parking lot for a moment, mapping my route through the store. "You just need a pregnancy test. It's okay. You're an adult. You're allowed to buy a pregnancy test."  But I...