Archive for May 2014

Blogapalooza: The Impact of a Stranger's Death

I am participating in ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooza, where we are given a topic and have one hour to write a blog post.  The topic is: “Write about a person you never met whose death had an impact on you.” The first person who comes to my mind is Abraham Lincoln’s son, Willie Lincoln, who died of... Read more »

A Sensory Meltdown at the Ice Show: A Tale of Two Friends

On Saturday morning, C popped into my room, dragging her enormous stuffed bunny, clad in flannel pajamas. “When do I skate in the show?  How many hours?” she asked, before I could even say good morning. “Not until tonight,” I said.  “Not for ten more hours.”  The previous night, C had nearly exploded with joy... Read more »

Rescuing Julia Twice is a compelling new memoir about adoption and RAD

Rescuing Julia Twice is a compelling new memoir about adoption and RAD
Journalist Tina Traster has written Rescuing Julia Twice,  a candid and poignant memoir about adopting a baby from a Siberian orphanage and slowly coming to terms with the realization that the child has Reactive Attachment Disorder.  The following excerpt is being run with permission from Tina Traster: Chapter 21 of Rescuing Julia Twice My hands... Read more »
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