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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Ethiopian Adoption: The Road

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By Jillian Lauren   “From here on out, the road is KAPUT,” said Aschalew, the local Help One Now director and our emissary here. Translation: the road is screwed. He wasn’t kidding. We drove for two hours on a rocky unpaved road, through rolling green hills dotted with acacia trees and tukuls (traditional mud huts). […]

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How Moving Homes Can Affect A Family

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By: Danny Thomas Change… it’s good we need adventures they keep us vital keep us alert keep the devils off our heels. but I’ll tell you what, this change… it is finally getting to me. Last February we found out we were moving from northern Minnesota to upstate New York… I was ecstatic. I was […]

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Adoption: Again, Always–Ethiopia

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By Jillian Lauren     The minute we walked off the plane in Addis Ababa this morning, the distinctive smell hit me- some mysterious mixture of frankincense, burning trash, eucalyptus, coffee, and bodies. It’s profoundly human and otherworldly at the same time and lets you know unmistakably that you are in Ethiopia- this glorious and […]

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“Moms Night Out, Kill Me Now”

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By Halina Newberry Grant I saw that, Ms. Bartender; I saw that eye-roll and smug smirk you exchanged with the waiter. And I could read your lips when you said – in reference to our table – “Mom’s Night Out” followed by a “kill me now” expression. I love your edgy mullet haircut thing and […]

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A Dad’s Frustration With The Boymom Hashtag

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By Danny Thomas   Today, I have somewhat of a rant … or maybe a concern… concern is a better word. here is the source of my consternation: I have three daughters… every single one of them laughs at farts (so does their mother, but don’t tell her I told you) and plays in the […]

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