Archive for 2013

All You Need To See Is My Smile, Right, Mommy?

Tonight I am participating in an event called Blogapalooza for ChicagoNow.  We receive a topic at 9 pm CST and have until 10 pm CST to write and publish a post.  Here is the topic: “Write about something you learned or experienced since you woke up this morning.” I have decided to write about little... Read more »

Photo Contest Winners from Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2013

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated in the Fourth Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2013, an event to celebrate antibullying and geek pride while also donating a toy to a child in need! I asked people to send me their photos from the day, with the promise that I would... Read more »

Photo Contest for Anti-bullying Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day Tomorrow

Photo Contest for Anti-bullying Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day Tomorrow
On Friday, December 13, 2013, we invite you to celebrate the fourth annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day, an affirmation of geek pride and a stance against bullying. Wear something Star Wars or science fiction-related. Donate a Star Wars or science fiction toy to a child in need (but please put a post-it... Read more »
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Will You EVER Start Sleeping Through the Night? The Toddler Proposes a Plan.

Will You EVER Start Sleeping Through the Night? The Toddler Proposes a Plan.
So, it’s been over ten years since we have had repeated nights of uninterrupted sleep.  During the past wakeful decade with our three little ones, we’ve tried all the different tricks, theories, approaches and plans that we deem appropriate for our family.  They all work for a while.  Until they don’t. As the years go... Read more »

Top 30 Sexting and Cyberbullying Acronyms Parents Should Know

Top 30 Sexting and Cyberbullying Acronyms Parents Should Know
Tweens and teens will do everything they can to keep adults out of their business.  But sometimes kids make mistakes or use poor judgment.  Many of the kids I’ve interviewed confess that they occasionally get into situations that mushroom out of their control, and they actually wish an adult would know what was going on... Read more »

I Learned Something So Sacred and Special That Day

I Learned Something So Sacred and Special That Day
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the third annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.  I Learned Something So Sacred... Read more »
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The Four Siblings Hadn't Known Of My Existence

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the third annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.  The Four Siblings Had Not... Read more »

My Mother Never Gave Up

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the third annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences. My Mother Never Gave Up... Read more »

The Day Charleigh Brought Two Families Together

The Day Charleigh Brought Two Families Together
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the third annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.  The Day Charleigh Brought Two... Read more »
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I Was Not Ready For My Birth Family To Find Me

I Was Not Ready For My Birth Family To Find Me
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the third annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.  How do you react when... Read more »