Parenting: Enjoying a Really Bad Day

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By Jillian Lauren I recently went out for non-drinks with a pregnant writer friend, who is understandably concerned that motherhood will ruin her life. Oh, it will, I told her. Everyone’s going to tell you to go see a movie alone or some stupid thing like that. As if balancing a popcorn bucket on your […]

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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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Love Bites

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By Meika Rouda I had something shocking happen yesterday. Asha and I were in music class, happily singing “Jimmy Crack Corn and I Don’t Care”  in a circle with the other moms and toddlers. Asha usually meanders during class, dancing around in the center of the circle, walking over to sit on other moms’ laps, […]

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Dear Mayra

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By: Tanya Ward Goodman When you came to interview, you were wearing a perfume that almost kept me from hiring you. I have a thing about scents. For me, an awful lot of things wind up in the “smells bad” column -even things that might hit the “smells good” column for someone else. You smelled […]

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