My family loves celebrating “firsts.” First anything. First smile, first word, first birthday, first haircut - you get the idea. But on my daughter’s first day of school in her dual language (English/Korean) classroom, we got our first “are you her mother?” question. As a biracial mom raising multicultural children faced with questions like this, I have to remind myself … [Read more...] about “Are You Her Mother?”
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My son's friends came home with him after school today to hang out for a while. As the boys tumbled through the door, divesting themselves of their jackets, backpacks and sneakers (no shoes in the house!!) I noticed that one of them was sporting a pretty nasty cough.Normally I'm not paranoid about other kids' coughs, sneezes, or runny noses - kids get sick, including my own … [Read more...] about It’s Just a Cough, Right?
Growing up, I always knew my mum's lifespan was limited. My mother was born with a terminal illness -Cystic Fibrosis (CF). CF is a genetically inherited condition that affects the lungs, pancreas, liver and intestines. Ireland (our home) has the highest incidence of CF in the world! Unfortunately due to a particular bacteria in my mum’s lungs she isn’t eligible for a lung … [Read more...] about Growing Up With A Terminally Ill Mom
My son absolutely adores superheroes so it’s no surprise he chose to make superhero Valentines for his classmates. There isn’t a Power Ranger, Superman or Captain America movie that he hasn’t seen at least 20 times. Anything you want to know about Superheroes, he can tell you because he knows everything there is to know about each one of them! Superheroes, as we know, fight … [Read more...] about My Son, The Superhero
This is a guest post by Stuart M. Perkins from Storyshucker. “No, no, no!” Why did the tone of that reprimand ring a bell, I wondered, as I waited in the check-out line that morning. “No, no, no!” a mother repeated to her little boy who had taken several ball point pens from a bin near the cash register. He had removed the cap from one and was about to demonstrate his … [Read more...] about How A Magic Marker Made His Christmas