“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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Adoption Journey: Love Hope

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By Jillian Lauren On the final afternoon of our adoption trip to Ethiopia, we participated in a goodbye ceremony, after which we would be bringing Tariku home for good. Never again would we have to leave him. By that time, I was beyond exhausted. My spirit of adventure was wearing thin and I was so […]

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The Boy Who Lived: The Story of a Son Who Came Later in Life

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Douglas Mine, a former foreign correspondent, shares this memoir about meeting his Italian wife, starting a life together, and the honest emotions that accompany finding out, at age fifty-five, that you’re going to be a father again. — This memoir originally appeared on The Big Roundtable, a digital publishing platform that aims to connect passionate […]

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5 Snack Ideas for Picky Eaters

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By Meika Rouda I am a total hypocrite. At least when it comes to feeding my son. My six year old son has always been a complicated eater. Well not always, as a toddler he devoured hummus and avocados and bison burgers. I remember feeling a cocky stripe of pride in his adventurous eating and […]

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Parenting: Summer End

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by Tanya Ward Goodman It’s the end of the first week of school. For my daughter anyway. My son, as he’s only too happy to tell you, has got another two weeks of glorious summer freedom. He’s going into seventh grade, which means that a much procrastinated reading and writing project will be chewing holes […]

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On Adoption: Then and Now

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By Jillian Lauren       We spent a remarkable weekend with T’s “first friends.” Unprompted by me, he calls them his brothers and sisters. The first picture is of the kids when they were still living in a care center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The second one is of the same kids now (in […]

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