#$%@ People Say To Transracial Families…

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By Jillian Lauren     Kristen Howerton, Deborah Swisher and I got together with our clans one Sunday and made a little video about the #$%@ that gets said to us every day at the mall, the playground, heck, on our front yards! Being in a transracial family is a very visible way to walk […]

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Interracial Marriage: 20 Years of Marriage!

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Our Wedding Day ~ August 21, 1993  I do! And then some! I now pronounce you… I had to make our cake topper because interracial cake toppers didn’t exist 20 years ago  Filled with joy! Jamie and I NEVER imagined 21 years ago, on that fateful day on the freeway, that this month, we would be […]

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Marriage Equality: Marriage is LOVE…

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By Amy Wise I am a BIG believer in equal rights for all. I haven’t written anything about the gay marriage debate on my blog because this blog is all about interracial marriage. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized I have to write about gay marriage, because this blog is […]

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Adoption: Just When You Think You’ve Heard it All

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By: Wendy Rhein So I went on a date last week. Just a drink. This was my dip-a-toe-in-the-frigid-and-murky-pond-of-dating-in-your-40s. Hold your applause and keep the Bride’s magazine in hiding. He seemed like a nice enough man, also in his 40s, divorced, employed, no (obvious) criminal record and when speaking and writing, he communicated in complete sentences […]

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Single Mother: The Door is Always Open, Part 2

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By Wendy Rhein   I guess he’s been mulling it over for a couple of months. Or maybe it is the start of a new school year with new classmates getting to know one another through family pictures created with the Crayola 24 pack. Or the fact that today was a school open house with […]

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Single Mother: Changing Seasons in a Family

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By Wendy Rhein The crisp days of fall are my favorite ones of the year. More than any other season I channel my youth in the fall months. Friday night high school football games, sitting on surprisingly cold metal bleachers behind the marching band. Raking leaves. The feeling of breaking the rules by being out […]

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Parenting Young Children: A New Four-Letter Word

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By Wendy Rhein     In my household there are very few “bad” words. The normal ones that some folks and the FCC would include don’t even make my list. Most of those are collectively known as “Mom’s driving words” and are relegated to the car. I however take my list from the ones my […]

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