Choose Your Own Adventure

Have you ever heard of the Choose Your Own Adventure books? I don’t know if they’re still popular but they were when I was a kid. I liked those books; I thought they were cool. I liked being in charge of the choices that eventually determined my outcome. Plus, it really didn’t matter if I…

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You Don’t Have To Have Kids : Part III

  Hello! This is Part III of the You Don’t Have To Have Kids series: Click here for Part I . It’s really short.  Click here for Part II . It covers the baby/toddler stage. And now we’re at Part III! (This is when the kids are growing even more, getting into and in the elementary school years.) 

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You Don’t Have To Have Kids

Not long after I got married, one of my friends said to me: “You know… you don’t have to have kids. “ She said it in passing, and she said it lovingly, but when we hung up, I felt a little off balance. On one hand, I liked that she was giving me permission not…

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Not Everybody Is Going To Like You

  The other day, after school, one of my daughters was blah blah blah about some game she and her friends were playing at recess. I stopped her because the story was taking like 3 hours, and also because I wanted to ask her about a friend she hasn’t mentioned in awhile. She responded by…

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Do You Believe In G-D?

As a parent there are certain, inevitable questions you need to be prepared for: “Where do babies come from?” “Who invented pretzels?” And the ever popular: “Do you believe in G-D?” 

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Adoption is a work of heART

We first met Marla Michele Must on location at a park in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Marla contacted us to see if we’d be interested in being featured in an article for which she was being interviewed.

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Know Your Worth

  When it comes to committed relationships, there are two types of girls. (There are probably more, but for the point of this piece, there are two.) First, there are the girls who make their guy better. These girls genuinely like the guy, and they see potential—sometimes from day one. From there the relationship grows…

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It’s Her Story To Tell

“It’s Her Story To Tell” A Dim Sum & Doughnuts Guest Post By: Laurie Freeman Every age presents a new challenge when our kids are growing up. And as much as we try or think we should shelter them, it’s impossible to do. They are truly less neurotic than their parents about moving on and moving up, that transition…

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