Parenting

Rule #38: Pray for your enemies.


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AKA: George Floyd is not the one on trial. Yesterday I prayed for Derek Chauvin. I wasn’t expecting to do so. I didn’t want to do so. But I did. I tuned into the opening arguments for the trial of the man who murdered George Floyd on Monday morning, March 29th. As I tuned in,

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White Privilege

Rule #36: This is America.


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This is America. This is my America. This is my family’s America. This is the America I know better than I want to admit. So don’t hit me with your “this is not America” rhetoric that’s going around. Nope. This is the America that we have all been living in for years and years and

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Adoption, Parenting

Rule #35: Everyone in the adoption triad should be able to express the love, heartache, and difficulty that is adoption.


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I’m going to say something that may be controversial these days: Feelings and experiences from everyone in the adoption triad matter. Adoptee voices should not be silenced. Birth family voices should not be silenced. And adoptive parents should not be silenced. Everyone in the triad should be able to express the love, heartache, and difficulty

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Parenting

Rule #34: Vote as if…


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…your voice matters. (Artwork by BW, age 8) Election Day is here! Regardless of who you’re voting for, I hope you get out and vote. It’s so important to vote and participate in democracy (because yes, America is still a democracy). And if you have kids, it’s important to teach them the value of voting,

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Adoption Story

Rule #32: Love What Matters


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This wild political season has put transracial adoption in the news thanks to Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings. No, this isn’t a post on what I think of Amy Coney Barrett. Yes, this is a post on being a white mother to black children. As a white mother to black children, the world often views

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