A Mean Mom

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By Susan Howard I am a grumpy parent. At times I am overtired and annoyed at the drudge–organize the snack, start dinner and make sure the little ones don’t throw rocks at each other’s heads (Or if they do throw a rock, they at least act sorry for it.) It’s an underwhelming task, that I […]

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Hello Motherhood, Goodbye Perfection: 10 Things I Don’t Do Perfectly Now That I’m A Mom

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By Halina Newberry Grant I’ve never been perfect, don’t worry – I know that. In fact, I suffer from a terrible disease called perfectionism that has held me back from happiness more times than I’d like to think about. Missed opportunities because I couldn’t submit the perfect head shot or demo. Missed auditions because I […]

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Fertilized Egg for Adoption

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By Meika Rouda I have a good friend who is single and in her early forties and wants to be a mom….now. She is divorced, just moved to the Bay Area leaving her comfortable apartment and lucrative career in New York. For two years she has tried to conceive both the natural way with different […]

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The Primal Woundless

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By: Meika Rouda I have been doing some research on a book I am writing and heard an interview with Nancy Verrier, the author of the seminal book “The Primal Wound” which made a huge impact in the adoption community when it was published in the 1990’s. I haven’t read the whole book, just parts, […]

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A Child And The Weight Of The World

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By: Tanya Ward Goodman “He said something that really, really hurt my feelings,” my daughter said. “Tell me,” I offered. “I can’t repeat it,” she said through tears. “Okay,” I said. “I don’t need to know.” But she kept dropping hints and asking me to guess. “It wasn’t a bad word,” she said. “It was […]

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