The mother of all lies: {in which I release you from owning your child’s behavior}

Off and on I’ve believed this lie about mothering: She is a “good” mother if she has “good” children. Admit it … you know you’ve thought it too.  🙂 Her kids are fantastic.  She must be a great mom.   Or conversely … Her kids are a nightmare.  She’s probably asleep in the minivan.   … Read More

Orphan Justice: Understanding Why Children are Orphaned in the First Place

Orphan Justice: Understanding Why Children are Orphaned in the First Place

My friend Johnny Carr wrote a book that, if you are passionate about orphan care and adoption, you really must read. It’s called Orphan Justice: How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adopting. The thing is, most people enter the complexities of orphan care and poverty alleviation through the doorway of adoption.  That was our story, … Read More