Parenting

Books for Kids (Part 2)

one baby brought into the world by surrogate

Continuing our series from Patricia Mendell — storybooks to share with our kids. Krauss, Robert, Aruego, Jose, & Dewey, Ariane, Illus., Herman the Helper, It is the story of a young octopus who likes to help everyone in his family as well as others in any way he can from morning until night. Beautifully illustrated…

A Valentine’s Day Story: 2016

It’s Valentine’s Day. For the occasion, I’m writing my first Choice Mom commentary in quite a long while. It’s been too long since I’ve been in deeper communication with the community. This seems a nice occasion to return. I’ve never been particularly holiday-oriented. Perhaps it was because our family used to juggle around Christmas dates to accommodate…

Notes From a Now Empty Nest

We spend so much energy worrying about whether we will ever be a mom — and how to become one… then question ourselves at times about whether we’re doing motherhood the “right” way… then shuffle from activity to activity with and without our kids… time passes… and before you know it (really)… they are gone,…