The Similarities Between A Toddler And Grandmother

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By Wendy Rhein I often feel like I’m living in a social experiment. I am witness to the circle of life every day with a 2 1/2 year old, a 7 year old, a 43 year old and a 72 year old sharing a relatively small space. I really should carry a notebook for my […]

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A Perfect “Match”….

Yolanda and Me

By: Amy Wise After over 20 years of being together I take it for granted that we are…well…just us. I tend to forget that society sees us with different eyes than we do. Lately I have been reminded of this on numerous occasions. The first time was at a car show a few months back. […]

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Does My Son Want to Contact His Biological Father?

DearDad

By: Wendy Rhein A reader recently asked me for an update on Nate’s desire to write a letter to his biological father. First of all I was thrilled that anyone was paying attention, let alone remembered the entry! Second of all I wish I had more news. I contacted Nate’s father via email, the only […]

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Brother From Another Mother

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By: Wendy Rhein “Who is THAT?” “This is Nathan’s brother, Sam.” “He isn’t Nathan’s real brother!  He doesn’t look anything like you.” And so started my Friday evening.  Actually, let me back up.  My evening started when I dashed out of work for daycare pick up.  I walked into the happy and bright room and […]

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Introducing the Poster Family

Interracial families

By: Wendy Rhein There are a plethora of labeling adjectives in modern marketing speak meant to define my family demographic: multi-ethnic, single parent by choice, multi-racial, adoptive, sandwich generation, multi-generational. Just the other day someone told me we are the poster family for modern diversity. I suppose that should be a good thing and it […]

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Knock on Wood

By: Amy Wise So the other day I was at Starbucks with a friend of mine.  I call her my “Starbucks Homie” because that is the only place we ever see each other.  Ever.  We get together about once a month and sit there for hours, and I mean hours, catching up on all that […]

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