Family and Children

Ruby Is a Gem

If you know Ruby, then you definitely know Ruby IS a gem!

* Her real name, used with permission.

 

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Today is Ruby’s day! It’s World Down Syndrome Day!  If you aren’t wearing fun and funky socks, go change them… Continue reading

The 1% Chance Side Effect

Anne side effectsSide effects: you know, those warnings on the medications we take. All of us are guilty of not really heeding those warnings. We convince ourselves they only occur in 1% or less of those who sampled the medication. We naively believe those side effects will… Continue reading

Who Am I?

robbin baby pic

Robbin at 6 months

Robbin* doesn’t remember not knowing she was adopted. Her adoptive parents, who couldn’t have children of their own, provided her a wonderful, loving home.

For those of us who were raised by our biological parents, there is an innate sense of… Continue reading

From Rubble to Royalty

tammy child abuse prevention

If only there’d been a National Child Abuse Prevention Month when Tammy* was 4 years old. Maybe someone would have believed her cries for help and stopped her abusers.

* Her real name, used with permission.

No Voice

Looks can be deceiving, Tammy's already being sexually abused.

Looks can be deceiving, Tammy’s already being… Continue reading

Looped Like a Cassette Tape

When the majority of couples say I do, their intentions are to stick together for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. Divorce is the last thing on their minds when they seal their vows with a kiss. But,… Continue reading

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