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The holiday season always starts on the same high for me, I'm starry eyed and optimistic. Even as the season ramps up right before Thanksgiving, I feel in control and capable. Our calendar booking up well into the new year...
Tis the season…To have people forget your birthday? My birthday is between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, in the middle of Kwanzaa. It’s surrounded by an air of good cheer and a flurry of celebrations. So you’d think it would...
  Everything Feels Heavy During This Season I came here to write tonight. This is my third draft. I don’t know what it is, but everything in my life during this season is just feeling so heavy. I’m dealing with an...
We woke up this morning to the news of yet another act of horrific violence. Humanity on humanity; pointless, meaningless, hatred-turned-violence. News like this shakes me to the core. And as I sip my coffee, lean against the doorpost,...
Giving up the driver's seat and becoming a passenger Navigating the transition from the driver's seat to the passenger seat as a parent is a complex idea. We take control the moment our children are born to nurture them, provide...
Yes, Right Here In Endless Nights and Early Mornings, These Are the Good Old Days. I feel it in my bones- even as they groan under the weight of everything it is to be at the center of my children’s...
Mama, if you are caring for an aging parent while raising your own children, you are part of the “Sandwich Generation.” You are the meat (pun intended) and the muscle that keeps the world rolling for some of the...
Many of my memories as a kid are centered around Christmas. Decorating the tree listening to the California Raisins sing carols. Leaving cookies and milk for Santa and a few carrots for his reindeer. Christmas Eve communion. Driving around...
How might we “celebrate” adoption differently if we knew more about it? Who might we learn from on adoption that we haven’t yet asked?  The Importance of Adoptee Voices  Most people have heard about adoption from the people who’ve gained the...
It's hard to know when to prepare your child to be an athlete. Sports seem to sneak up on parents unexpectedly. Maybe you weren't an athlete, or you weren't aware that your child could play before they even started...

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