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5 People Foster Parents Avoid
#3: The “Why don’t you just have your own?” people.
Coming to Terms with My Role as a Mom of a Special Needs Child
Around the two-year-old mark, I had to stop living in denial about her diagnosis.
4 Things I Actually Had Right with This Parenting Thing
Turns out if I had it to do all over, I'd make all the same "mistakes," except this time on purpose.
I Love Being a Mom, But I’m Not a Baby Person
My youngest just turned two ... and I'm celebrating.
I Don't Want My Name On My Daughter's Birth Certificate
Just because I'm her adoptive mother doesn't mean the truth of her birth should be erased.
My Daughter Is Finally "Mine"
But the experience was nothing like what I expected.
I Wish My Job Was Adoption Friendly
Companies all over the country are offering support for working adoptive parents, but not mine.
8 Reasons Why Childless Young Professionals Make Ideal Foster Parents
We're the least likely to make the commitment — but here's why that's to our advantage.
4 Unexpected Halloween Challenges I've Faced as a Foster Parent
I knew that holidays were difficult for foster families but I assumed Halloween was exempt.
6 Mistakes I've Made as a Foster Parent
It's not about perfection, it's about doing your best. Period.
5 Hard Truths I Had to Face When I Became a Foster Parent
5. You CAN handle it when a child you love is returned to his or her parents.
Yes, I'm a Foster Parent, But I Definitely Don't Have Any Super Powers
I don’t have a cape but I do have a handful of unsigned permissions slips and the lunch I forgot to pack this morning.
GoldieBlox Is a Great Start, but Our Daughters Deserve Even More
There's no such thing as too early to start encouraging girls to broaden their minds.
I Had 24 Hours' Notice Before I Became a Foster Mom to a Newborn
When you sign-up to be a foster parent, you surrender yourself to the unknown.
This Foster Mom Never Thought She'd Have to Hire an Attorney — but She Did
I wanted to be the support system for these children, not hire it.
Yes, My Daughters Really Are Four Months Apart in Age
The most common question I get asked about my daughters is a benign one, "How old are they?" but it's the follow-up questions that are jarring.
My Daughters Took Co-Sleeping Into Their Own Hands (or Cribs, Rather)
Each night my older daughter, Sandy, climbs into my younger daughter, Clementine's, crib, causing me to look at the co-sleeping debate in a new light.
6 Reasons I Really Adore My Daughter's Birth Mom
She had me at her love of a good bacon, egg, and cheese.
I Have a Lot to Learn About Sisters
Watching my daughters annoy one another, I'm not sure what to do.
My 1-Year-Old's Feet Are So Tiny I Can't Find Real Shoes
My daughter is 16 months old but she wears newborn shoe sizes 3-6 months.
Lisa Ling Gets a First-Hand View of the L.A. Foster Care System
The privacy and seeming secrecy of foster care and the lives of the families caught in the system leads to further marginalization and misunderstanding.
So That's Why People Call My Daughter "Blue Ivy"
I thought it was a compliment. It's not.
6 Ways Babies Are Transitioning to Toddlers (and Driving Me Crazy)
Hopefully this list will be a charming source of humor one day.
The 5 Types of Strollers I've Had as a Mom of Two
#2: The Double Stroller - Also known as "The Bus." It’s huge and people stare.
Should "Baby's First Haircut" Be Such a Big Deal?
Ugh, are there any banal activities of having a baby that don't have to be recorded and treasured?