Archive for February, 2013

Race Certainly Matters to the Transracially Adopted Child

Race Certainly Matters to the Transracially Adopted Child

Berneis '65A very well written post by Jane Brown showed up this morning in Adoptive Families Circle addressing a variety of ways that are obvious regarding race in the mind of a child growing up with parents who differ in appearance to it.

Here is what I contributed to the discussion:

This is another great post.

Race is first and foremost on ...

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Brief Musings on Aging

Brief Musings on Aging

Yesterday, on the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan, Goodreads offered a quote of hers: “Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”

How appropriate to the way I was feeling, for I’d earlier read an email from a friend in Germany who wrote to me after reading Split at the Root. We were students at the language academy in Munich. While she embarked in a ...

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Enter Library Thing raffle to win a free paperback copy of Split!

Enter Library Thing raffle to win a free paperback copy of Split!

Win a free copy of Split at the Root at LibraryThing.  Raffle ends

Monday, Feb. 18…         http://www.librarything.com/er/giveaway/list#13332143 … Good luck!

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Relaxed Eating Habits

Relaxed Eating Habits

I like to read blogs on the Adoptive Families Circle website where a multitude of concerns regarding blended families are always addressed. This time I found a delightful book titled Bringing up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting, by Pamela Druckerman. She discusses the values of a more relaxed approach toward children, such as she experienced in France. At first it appeared ...

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Eating Disorders in Adopted Children

Eating Disorders in Adopted Children

Yesterday I participated in an interesting webinar titled Love Me, Feed Me offered by Katja Rowell M.D through Adoptive Families. Based on my experience and research, eating disorders in children are not unusual, particularly when talking about exotic children. From adoption expert Dr. Rowell, who is a family doctor and childhood feeding specialist, I learned that it does not matter whether the child is adopted at birth or later. ...

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Candlemass or Candelaria: Feb 2nd

Candlemass or Candelaria: Feb 2nd

Today is February 2nd, Candlemass.  Candelaria, as we refer to it in Latin America. The name implies that it has to do with candles. This Christian holyday has been sidelined for a very long time. I really don’t know why, perhaps candles are no longer as important as they were before the discovery of electricity. In any event, on this day candles are blessed in Christian churches, primarily to remind believers that Jesus is the Light of the world.

What I ...

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