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23
Mar

For 10th anniversary, “Juno” returns for an L.A. live reading

Actresses Ellen Page and Jennifer Garner will reprise their roles in the comedic and honest film about a teenager choosing adoption.

17
Mar

10 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes to Try with Little Ones

10 of the tastiest kid-friendly, St. Patrick’s-themed dishes for you to try with your kids!

22
Feb

Reconnecting with Adoption Stories, as told by “This Is Us”

If you watch “This is Us,” you know there’s a lot of helpful adoption tips in the storyline. Here’s how the characters handled an adoption reunion.

2
Jan

10 Ways to Entertain your Kids on a Snow Day

As a kid, snow days are magical. You get the day off from school, and there’s a blanket of white stuff that has completely transformed your world. As an adult, they can be a little less so. You know the realities of driving in that …

1
Nov

Happy National Adoption Month!

November has finally arrived, which means it’s once again National Adoption Month! Many of our readers already know how special National Adoption Month is to members of the adoption triad – but if you’re new to the world of adoption, you can start learning about it right here.

Each year, National Adoption Month, sponsored by the Children’s Bureau, spreads adoption awareness, honors adoptive families and highlights newborns and children who are still waiting for permanent homes. Adoption Month is a great time for adoptive families, adopted children and birth parents to share their stories and celebrate the role adoption has played in their lives.

28
Oct

Halloween Safety at Home and in the Neighborhood

Now that Halloween is just around the corner, you’re probably getting into the spooky spirit with family and friends. But whatever your plans are this year, it’s important to keep some basic safety tips in mind.

26
Oct

How to Answer Your Child’s Toughest Adoption Questions

“Why is the sky blue?” “Why do giraffes have long necks?” “Why do I have to brush my teeth?” “Why do I have blue eyes?” If you are a parent, you’ve heard these and a million other “why” questions before. Children ask questions to figure out the world they live in. Some questions are easier to answer than others.

For children whose families were created by adoption, their questions may be tricky to answer. Their understanding of adoption is an ongoing process. Here is a list of common questions that adopted children ask, ranging from the basic preschooler inquiries to the more complex adolescent interrogations.

5
Oct

It’s World Teacher Day

Today is World Teacher’s Day! This day was created in 1994 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and is devoted to making time to address issues pertaining to teachers.

Teachers in some countries face problems that, us, as Americans, can’t fathom. But the United States has shown deep ambivalence toward the profession – we value teachers’ work, but sometimes don’t give them their due in salary or respect. So, while you may not be able to affect global change in one day, there are things you can do on October 5 (or every day) to help support teachers:

3
Oct

Happy Pizza Month!

October is the one month of the year that we dedicate to the truly superior food group – pizza! We didn’t know National Pizza Month was a real thing either, but we’re not complaining.

To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pizza recipes that family members of all ages will love. Check them out!

30
Aug

8 Healthy Lunches to Pack for Your Kids

Healthy School LunchesAs you and your kids gear up for the new school year, you can also take the opportunity to reinvent your lunch routine – after all, the standard …

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