A wise friend asked her mother, “What would you have done differently in your parenting, if you could go back and do it all over again?” Her mother replied simply, “I’d have shut the door.” It was obvious to my friend her mother had contemplated this before, “What do you   Read More

The desperate cry on the phone was not one I was accustomed to hearing when talking to my strong, ever-upbeat daughter. I could not imagine what could have brought her to the sobbing tears that echoed to me on the phone. Once I verified that all was okay with her   Read More

Dear mother of my child, Today is the Saturday before Mother’s Day and it is marked as “Birth Mother’s Day”, a day to celebrate and thank those who have by choice (or perhaps not by choice) allowed another woman/family the great privilege of raising their child. For you, dear mother   Read More