How to Talk with Your Tweens & Teens about Marijuana

March 1, 2014

Hello, Mary. Hello, Jane. Like many Colorado moms, I’ve had to prepare for how to talk with my tween/teen about cannabis in light of a new law that allows adults to use marijuana recreationally. The libertarian in me is pleased that we have become more consistent in how we handle pot vs alcohol and tobacco, […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Proud Warrior

February 23, 2014

My yoga mat has become a sacred space, imbued with my own energy — de-frenzified for a few moments. When I roll it out and begin my practice, my body responds by breathing more deeply. My mind responds by yoking itself to my breath and my body. My spirit responds by settling in, by more […]

How Not to Handle Your Own Ignorance On the Internet

February 6, 2014

Now I know how adoptee Laura Dennis felt when she was called adoption’s “house slave.” In an ironic turn of events — considering that Laura and I work together to promote adoption ethics and adoption awareness — yesterday I was called out as a leader of a “lynch mob.” My last post was picked up […]

Every Diss Begins with This Kay Commercial

February 3, 2014

While the ad below didn’t appear during the Superbowl and doesn’t have puppets or cute puppies in it, it merits diss-cussion — and is getting it from people in the adoption community. Epic fail for adoption-themed Kay Jewelers ad. How many adoption stereotypes ad myths, much general cluelessness can be crammed into one 30-second commercial? […]

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