5 Things Your High School Freshman Wants You to Know

A few weeks ago, on our last summer afternoon, my girls and I escaped the heat by heading to our local movie theater. As we stood waiting in line at the snack counter, my soon-to-be freshman took hold of her younger sister’s wheelchair, took the movie tickets from my hand, and called over her shoulder, “I got Zoe, Mom, we’ll go grab our seats.” ...more
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A Mother's Day Letter for Special Needs Moms

This Mother's Day, there will be thousands of Moms who don't receive handmade notes, or home-crafted, crayon colored cards. These moms mother for a smile or a tender touch; they mother because that is simply what you do as a Mom. This letter is for the Special Needs Mom, whose child is unable to write or say the words this Mom may long to hear....more
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Recipe For Good Mothering

How To Thrive: Arianna's Third Metric Approach To Parenting

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I Made This Baby

Find Your Rainbows; The Life Lessons Our Kids Teach Us

 “ Mom, when I grow up I want to be a nurse so I can help people.." Mommy, will you teach me everything you do, so I know how to be a good Mom?”...more

How the Woman Behind Ohio's New Adoption Law Helped Me Find My Family

In my baby book there is an empty page titled "About The Day You Were Born." And on the page where my birth certificate belongs, there is a handwritten note detailing my ethnic background with a picture of the day my parents brought me home, at eight-months-old, from the Catholic Adoption Agency in Cleveland, Ohio. 18 years ago, without the sealed records of my birth and adoption, I searched for and found my birth parents. Putting the pieces of my past together filled the empty spaces in my life. Finding my family moved my future forward. ...more
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