The idea of adopting a child from another nation can warm your heart. You are ready to nurture another human being and the image of bringing a child to America, the land of opportunity, can cause you to immediately start surfing the adoption sites to find your new family member. International adoption, however, can be a lengthy and complicated process. As of 2010, there were … [Read more...] about How to Adopt From Foreign Countries
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Misogyny in healthcare is a real problem. But it doesn’t stop there. A new mother contacted me in my office a few days ago. I spoke with this pleasant young woman in person for nearly a half hour, far beyond the free 10 minute consults I usually do. Here’s why: Women’s pain and suffering is LARGELY not ACKNOWLEDGED or well cared for in healthcare. And worse, often the … [Read more...] about Misogyny in Healthcare (& Beyond) Hurts Us All
Like a lot of families, our summer vacation plans were canceled due to COVID-19. We are looking forward to the days when we can travel again. When we are able, our next vacation will be a home exchange. We got started home exchanging three years ago, and now, it's our favorite way to vacation! So far, we have swapped homes with families in Copenhagen, Ottawa, and Barcelona. … [Read more...] about Why A Home Exchange Is a Great Family Vacation
I marvel at people who actually choose to homeschool voluntarily, what on earth were they thinking? Covid-19 has forced many of us into the position of home ‘teachers,’ as well as juggling our day jobs, and the pain is very, very real. Just how are you supposed to be a mom or a dad, an employee or a boss, and a teacher all at the same time? Here are five steps that are working … [Read more...] about Home Schooling – How to Survive, Thrive and Not Lose Your Mind
When it comes to your skin, are you what you eat? Chocolate and fried foods are famous for causing breakouts, but are they true or is it just a skin myth? Take a closer look at six foods you probably blame for breakouts, and find out what’s really causing problems on your face. What causes breakouts? Your face is covered with hair follicles and pores. Oil, dead skin … [Read more...] about 6 Foods You Blame for Breakouts: Is It True?