Archive for September 2015

WGN TV Mistakenly Runs Nazi Image With Yom Kippur Story: What We Learn

September 23, 2015: WGN TV in Chicago ran the following graphic with a news story about Yom Kippur last night. In response to expressions of dismay at the use of such a terrible image, WGN posted the following initial apology on their Facebook page, which has over 350,000 followers: “We are truly sorry for inadvertently... Read more »

Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars 2015: A Force Friday Call to Action

On Friday, December 4, 2015, we invite YOU to celebrate the 6th annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day.  With your help, it will be one of the biggest pre-parties for Episode 7 that takes place around the world! In addition to being an awesome party, Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day is... Read more »

The Gift of Failure: A Valuable Read for Adoptive Parents

The Gift of Failure: A Valuable Read for Adoptive Parents
When my oldest daughter was a toddler, I hovered. Yes, I’ll admit it. I stuck to her like glue, quick to praise her every success and just as quick to correct her every mistake. In the early years, she was unbelievably compliant and good-natured. I thought I was a kick-ass mom who must be doing... Read more »
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Now You Are Twelve

Now You Are Twelve
My dearest girl, You are twelve today.  I decided to write down the first memory I could recall from each of your twelve years.  Behold, a dozen images of you that dance through my mind: Age 1: We flew with you to Berlin.  You were charmed by an enormous, cold, stone statue of Lenin and... Read more »

Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss, and One Forever Family

Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss, and One Forever Family
My oldest daughter is turning twelve on Thursday.  Yesterday, we spent some special mother-daughter time together to mark the occasion. The two of us went to see actress and journalist Kelly Haramis perform a one-woman show about her journey to parenthood at the Chicago Fringe Festival.  The show was fast-paced and funny, punctuated by moments... Read more »