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Pomegranate Mojito, Raise Magazine

Pomegranate Mojito

Inspired by the pomegranate mojito at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui. The key is to infuse the juice + rum mixture overnight. When Levon was six months old, we spent five…
Our Favorite Children's Author, Raise Magazine

Our Favorite Children’s Book Author

Before our neighbors moved back to England, they gifted Levon the most thoughtful farewell present -- three of their favorite books by English author Julia Donaldson. Donaldson's books became an instant favorite…
Travel Guide: London & The Cotswolds, Raise Magazine

Travel Guide: London & The Cotswolds

Last Christmas, our friends moved back to England after two years in the states. They were barely out of the country when we started planning our trip to visit them in the…
What Do You Call Your Child's Birth Parent? Raise Magazine

What Do You Call Your Child’s Birth Parent?

Levon has recently started to notice pregnant women. He knows they have babies inside their bellies and has even asked me, “Did I grow inside your belly?” “No. You grew inside of…
Raise The Conversation, July 12, 2019.

Raise The Conversation

Our favorite links from this week featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families. Should White People Adopt Black Kids? What it's really like after you bring your baby…
Travel Guide: New York City, Raise Magazine

Travel Guide: New York City

On our recent vacation to England, we stopped in New York City both on the way to London and on the way back to Los Angeles. Not only did the detour help…
My Best Advice For New Stepmoms, Raise Magazine.

My Best Advice For New Stepmoms

As a new stepparent, much, if not all, of your life now revolves around the custody calendar.  So it may surprise you that my advice to newly blended families is to ignore…
No-Make Up Make Up Foundation, Raise Magazine

The Best Foundation For A No-Makeup Makeup Look

Plus, the eyelash curler Sarah Uslan can't live without. I am NOT a morning person, so when Levon starts school this fall, my makeup routine will be reduced to the bare minimum.…
Raise The Conversation, Raise Magazine

Raise The Conversation

Our favorite links from this week featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families. How much does IVF really cost? This mom's reaction to seeing her ex’s girlfriend’s social…
The Stepparadox, Raise Magazine

The Stepparadox

The fact that my son calls both my ex and my husband, “Dad,” fills everyone with warm fuzzies at our progressive parenting and ability to come together to love and support a…

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