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The Washington Post

My son has my mother’s eyes. What if he also has her mental health struggles?

The Huffington Post

When it Happens at Home: A Perspective From Kalamazoo

Today’s Parent

Why We Shouldn’t Assume Every Kid Loves Being Tickled

Motherly

Debate Club: Should You Teach Your Kids to Share?

A White Suburban Mom’s Response to “All Lives Matter.”

How to Navigate Toddler Fears of Blow-up Penguins & Stray Hairs

How to Actually Enjoy Dining Out With Little Kids

Adoption.com

Foster Care: Who I Blame For My Mental Breakdown

The Lifelong Effects of Trauma In Childhood

Why Knowing Your Child’s ACEs Score Could Change Everything

4 Ways To Arm Your Children Against Addiction

The Unpleasant Parts Of Adoption

The Importance Of Community In Foster Care And Adoption

Caring For Your Marriage While Parenting Challenging Children

7 Ways To Help Kids In Foster Care Without Becoming A Foster Parent

5 Important Things I Learned In My First Year As A Foster Parent

How To Have Meltdown Free Family Meals As Foster Parents

The Good, The Bad, And The Funny: 8 Adoptive Parents You Need To Follow Right Now

10 Reasons You Could Be A Foster Parent

5 Things To Do Before Becoming A Foster Parent

Things To Consider Before Adopting An Older Child From Foster Care

When Is It Appropriate To Call Child Protective Services?

A Foster Mom’s New Year’s Resolutions

Awesome Gift Ideas For Kids You Don’t Know Well

What To Do The First Day With A New Foster Child

8 Creative Adoption Fundraising Ideas

How To Use The Adoption Tax Credit

Review Of Everything You Ever Wanted By Jillian Lauren

Review Of ‘The Merchant’s Pearl’ By Amie O’Brien

The Krazy Coupon Lady

Exchange Away: How to Implement the Concept of Bartering

Editing Credits

Fine Art Golf Photography by Brian D. Morgan (2003); The I Peter 3 Girls by Marlene Lawson (2013); Does This Outfit Make Me Look Fat? by Marlene Lawson (2015); The Merchant’s Pearl by Amie O’Brien (2016).