Book Review: Orphan Train

Book Review: Orphan Train

Christina Baker Kline’s “Orphan Train” is about self-discovery, acceptance and healing deep-seated emotional wounds. Kline weaves a beautiful story of an unlikely friendship between Vivian Daly, an elderly immigrant widow, and Molly Ayer, a troubled Native...
Open Adoptions, Open Families

Open Adoptions, Open Families

Open adoption. This phrase can strike fear in the hearts of adoptive families if not understood. As families begin their adoption journey, understanding this type of adoption is vital. The days of secretive, no-questions-asked adoptions have gone by the wayside. At...
Food is a Love Language

Food is a Love Language

In honor of St. Valentine’s day, I could regale you with the history, but honestly, I think this day is more about the chocolate in those garishly decorated heart-shaped boxes, or the way overpriced flowers or the meal that on any other day would cost you one quarter...
Short-term Mom, Lifelong Grammy

Short-term Mom, Lifelong Grammy

How Old Am I? Sixty is the new fifty. Fifty is the new forty. We can reinvent ourselves. Retired people can be “encore entrepreneurs.” … These are several of the bumper sticker slogans that I read in Oprah, More Magazine or in my daily travel in our...