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My Three Mothers: An Appreciation
May 11th, 2019

I had three mothers and I needed them all. I’m dedicating this Mother’s Day reflection to all you mamas out there who fill so many roles and wear so many hats in meeting your children’s needs — and you’re just one mother! You are masters of the bob-and-weave, performing complex multi-task maneuvering to cover the many bases […]

Wired Wednesday: Saving Our Smartphone Brains
March 20th, 2019

When my book Parenting for Peace came out in 2012, the handheld device revolution hadn’t yet reached its tipping point, so smartphone brain wasn’t yet a thing. The screens I discussed in my book were DVDs in the backs of SUV seats, video games, computer screens, television and other such notions that have become quaint-sounding in […]

Once Removed: Residue of Separation
February 18th, 2019

Once removed is how I have felt for most of my life. Standing apart from the stuff of real, human life. Outside looking in, an alien. Exempt from some invisible, inscrutable core human experience that seemed to initiate everyone else into some grand cosmic family to which I was merely a step-child. An adopted child. A surrendered child.

How Adoption Is Unique
October 31st, 2018

When November rolls around—National Adoption Month—I’m obliged as a good adoptee to give even more thought than usual to my entry into this world. While so many adoption institutions and Hallmark cards are devoted to de-emphasizing the differences in adoptive families, I want to discuss some ways that adoption is unique. Before getting my degree […]

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