Nowhere But Up From Here

Dear Parents, I wrote some of this in response to another parent whom I love dearly but could not really help in the end.  This morning on my walk (yes, I do walk 5 miles a day these days) I was thinking about her and me and you. Every Parent’s Struggle I believe your struggle is my struggle, is every…

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Day After Daddy’s Day Hangover

Dear Parents, I hope you are doing well after the kid overdose on Father’s Day.  Dads, I hope you got good and celebrated and you are spending today nursing your kid hangover.  What will you do for yourself today?  That is always the question.  If you aren’t taking care of yourself at least half as much as you are caring…

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Register Today: Webinar to Support Adoptive Parents

Dear Parents: Reminder, if you are thinking about signing up for the upcoming webinar, get registered while the price is right.  The early registration fee for the 6-week course is $149.00. After July 1, 2017, the fee will be $199.00.  The beauty of a webinar is that you can attend from anywhere: home in your jammies, while on vacation, at…

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Cyber Safety: Oxymoronic

Dear Parents: Cyber security seems downright oxymoronic to me.  Is there such a thing these days?  Well probably not, but cyber is a fact of life, so we all better get hip if we are going to stay up on the cyber wave our children are surfing.  Children are targeted 35 times more often than adults for identity theft alone. Kids, especially…

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Unlikely Torch Runner

Dear Parents, Many of you look to me for hope and inspiration along your child-rearing journey, and I am such an unlikely repository.  Still, I try to carry the light.  Can you see? I am standing on my tippee toes holding the torch above my head.  I’m holding it high though many times I am standing far below in the shadows….

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