Archive for October 2014

Thank God We Brought The Kids To London

Thank God We Brought The Kids To London
It had the makings of a disaster.  On rather short notice, could we all make arrangements to fly overseas to London and stay for a few days? Just this summer, Andrew and I had taken our first trip to Europe in ten years, in honor of us both turning forty years old.  We left the... Read more »

Foster Care: I Told DFS That We Would Keep The Children

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption will be hosting our fourth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  This guest post is a preview to whet your appetite for a month of adoption stories.  This is just one story. The series will present many different viewpoints... Read more »

Don't Miss the "End Bullying" Panel this Friday at New York Comic Con

Don't Miss the "End Bullying" Panel this Friday at New York Comic Con
Learn how to convert kryptonite into your own personal strength with Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition’s powerful End Bullying panel, back at New York Comic Con (NYCC) by popular demand! Topics of discussion will include geek, cyber, and LGBT-bullying, becoming a hero IRL, and analyzing how media affects our attitudes toward bullying and aggression. End Bullying! Responding to Cruelty... Read more »
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Multiple Sclerosis: Modern Day MS Fills A Need

Multiple Sclerosis: Modern Day MS Fills A Need
I first encountered multiple sclerosis (MS) over thirteen years ago, when a cherished colleague of mine suffered a flare-up.  Unfamiliar with the condition, I learned that she had relapsing remitting MS , which means she would have exacerbations followed by periods of recovery and normalcy. Then it hit closer to home.  A member of my... Read more »