November 18, 2017

Dear Lonely Mom of Older Kids

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By Rachel Anne Ridge Remember when it was easy to post photos of your adorable baby, or messy toddler on Facebook? Remember how you could publicly bemoan sleepless nights, and kids pooping in the bathtub? How your fridge was full of magnets and fingerpaintings that were impossible to tell what they depicted? You could talk… Read more

Mom Makes Birth Announcement for Older Child

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Kelli Higgins didn’t have newborn pictures of her newly adopted son, Latrell, but that didn’t stop her from making a birth announcement for him anyways.  What’s even better is Higgins has cast a positive light on the thousands of older children who would love to have a family to call their own. Read more

U.S Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low, Births for Older and Unwed Mothers Up

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The birth rate in the United States hit an all-time low in 2011, according to a report released this month by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

Are Older Fathers Behind the Rising Rates of Autism?

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It’s been in the news this week that a father’s age at conception points to whether or not a child will develop autism, and even schizophrenia. Read all about it here. Yet one mother over on Blogher says, “Wait just a minute!”  Read her calm, well researched post here.

Giving Away the Family Dog

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By Julie Samrick I’m not proud to admit it, but we’ve given away our 6-year-old lab.  We adopted him when he was 3, thinking, perfect! He’ll already be trained and ready to play with the kids!  A puppy would’ve been too big a responsibility back then, too much to train with 2 kids of our… Read more

Where Are The Seasonal Jobs For Teens?

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Holiday retail jobs high school kids used to be filled by high school kids are being snapped up by job-seekers in their 40s and 50s. Employers nationwide say they are seeing the same trend: Older people, some of whom have been out of work for two years or more, are swallowing their pride and looking for… Read more