Author: angie

At Least 15 Good Belly Laughs a Day

It was a stupid injury. I drove a truck (18-wheeler) with a tight clutch all night. Limped for about a week. Two days before I was going to see my doctor, I was getting back into the truck when the door slowly drifted closed. My left foot big toe brushed the door and turned my sore leg. POP! Read Full Story: At Least 15 Good Belly Laughs a Day Related articles FYI: ‘FAT’ is Not a Personality Trait Portrait of an Unkempt Slob: Why Fat Stereotypes Suck Product Review: ItWorks! Body Wraps, Facial Wraps and Supplements Beyond Statistics: Portrait of a Former Teen Mom 10 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Mind The Pressure To Be Perfect Love Yourself Fitness Challenge: Day One Bliss Mission: Joyfully Caring for Loved Ones What Does “Meow” Mean to You? Fuzzy Diet Math: Answers to Weight Loss Not So...

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Write it, live it: Six tips to help kids live out their story

By Dr. Anthony Raimondo We all aim to have well-rounded kids who possess vision and purpose. While all children have varying levels of strengths, talents and interests, what’s most important is that they discover what their passion is. The most effective way we can help them with this is by having them write their own life story—ahead of time. By considering interests to be the same as a theme in a book, children are able to construct a plot that will allow them to achieve their dreams. Click to read the full story: Write it, live it: Six tips to help kids live out their story Related articles Guest Post: Tips on how to monitor children who use the internet Guest Post: Generations Apart and Enjoying Each Other’s Company FYI: ‘FAT’ is Not a Personality Trait Good Pet Parents Get Pet Sitters (Paid or Otherwise) Bliss Mission: Write Your Own Story Taking Care of Your...

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A Tribute to Childless Mommies: You Don’t Have To Have Kids To Mother

Lissa Rankin, OwningPink.com    Mother’s Day is coming up. As an OB/GYN, I know this can be a tough day for women who have been unable to conceive, lost pregnancies, had abortions, adopted, or chosen not to reproduce. With all this talk about motherhood floating around – Mother’s Day brunches, kids making shell necklaces, and flower displays at the local grocery store, you may be feeling…well…left out. But I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to bear children to be a Mommy and you don’t have to be a Mommy to have children in your life if that’s what you want. Take Auntie Maya. She has tried to have babies. In fact, she spent a gazillion dollars to get in vitro fertilization, but to no avail. But my daughter Siena ADORES her. She calls her “Auntie Maya,” and every time a Saturday rolls around, Siena asks if we can go see her. And then there’s Auntie Vera, who had breast cancer and had to have her ovaries removed – young. She’s getting married next month, and she wants children, but she won’t be able to bear any – even with egg donor IVF- without risking a recurrence of her cancer. And life’s too precious to take that risk. But Siena adores Auntie Vera, as does her niece Marie. Maya and Vera are some of the best mothers...

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The Brand-New ‘Ultimate You Mindfest’ is here!

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Maybe Birth Family: Disappointed But Still Hopeful

As we all know (or can imagine), searching for an adoptee’s birth family (or a family’s birth child) can be extremely emotionally exhausting for all involved. Last year, I responded hopefully to an ad I found in an adoption story that sounded a little like our story–same/similar birth date, lots of confusion, geographical potential. The family member I contacted seemed to agree that it was possible. We shared photos of both families, and we both agreed that there was a marked resemblance. “Your family would fit right in at Christmas,” she told me. And then, she found out that her family member was adopted from Kansas City, KS, not the other Kansas City (in MO), as they’d originally believed. And so was my husband–adopted from Kansas City, KS. Suddenly it seemed actually possible to find out what happened in that phone booth 40 years ago.  We both requested our respective family member’s adoption files from the state of Kansas. After several weeks, we received my husband’s records, but much to our dismay, they were very little help as far as identifying any birth family. My husband was released for adoption by an officer of the juvenile court of Wyandotte County–not by his birth mother or father. There was absolutely no indication in the slim file (at least nothing we have yet been able to detect) of heritage or parentage....

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