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10 Things You Should Know About Surrogacy In America

10 Things You Should Know About Surrogacy In America

For anyone considering surrogacy or supporting a friend though their surrogacy journey. The Lingo Surrogates are called “gestational carriers.” Parents are referred to as “intended parents,” even if egg and sperm donors…
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ur Search For The Best Ever Potato Vodka

Our Search For The Best Ever Potato Vodka

Find out our top three favorites. Vodka tonic (with olives) has been my go-to cocktail since college but six months ago, I developed an allergy to wheat, corn and rye. I’ve had…
Teen Launches Peer Tutoring For Kids In Foster Care

Teen Launches Peer Tutoring For Kids In Foster Care

Achillea aims to give students in foster care a safe space from which to learn. Some students may have difficulty trusting an adult tutor because of negative past experiences. A bond with…
When Your Child Says, "You're Not My Real Mom," Raise Magazine

When Your Child Says, “You’re Not My Real Mom”

I knew it was inevitable, that one of them would say it eventually, but I didn’t expect it to be over something so insignificant. As a stepparent, I’ve had phrases like this…
The Best Marinade For Grilled Chicken

The Best Marinade For Grilled Chicken

This copycat recipe is our go-to for easy grilled chicken. Many years ago, Whole Foods sold an incredible marinade by Border Girls – chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, the duo…

New York Legalizes Paid Surrogacy, Other States Should Follow

Congratulations to New York for at last enacting legislation that helps create families. Meanwhile, in Michigan, Nebraska, and Louisiana, you can be a surrogate — but only without payment. Dr. James Grifo…
Black Boy Joy Thomishia Booker Hey Carter!

Hey Carter! Books: Celebrating Brown And Black Boy Joy

Thomishia Booker's children’s book series features “happy Black children living their happy Black Lives.” Thomishia Booker is the author of “Brown Boy Joy,” creator of the Hey Carter! children’s book series, and…

How To Stop Washing Your Hair Every Day

Tips from celebrity hair stylist Roxie Baker. Plus, her favorite dry shampoos for busy moms. My first career as a TV writer connected me to two of the most significant people in…
Easy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars for Valentine's Day, Raise Magazine

Easy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars for Valentine’s Day

The perfect snack for Valentine’s Day or any day. Oh, how I miss a quick stop at a local coffee shop to grab treats for myself and my kiddo. From croissants and…
Your Child’s Curiosity About Their Birth Family Is Natural, Raise Magazine

Your Child’s Curiosity About Their Birth Family Is Natural

Look no further than the popularity of ancestry and DNA kits as proof, even for those raised in nuclear families. I am not an adoptee, but I am the daughter of one.…