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Interracial Donor Children

By Monique

single mother by choice

Explaining the minority experience is not easy when you aren’t a minority. I am a minority. My experience is directly attributed to the racial climate I grew up with, my family and education. How do I explain to my child why their donor is white? The age old saying is, “if you have an ounce of black in you, you are black.” Interracial children can definitely have identity issues.

What...

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Same Due Date Means…

By Evie Peck

cartoon-painting_300When I was about 5 months pregnant I went to a friend’s dinner party. We met at a restaurant in Hollywood. I was through the morning sickness and the extreme exhaustion and was excited to go out. I hadn’t bought any maternity clothes yet. I was wearing a lot of my normal dresses and skirts. (Which, post-baby, I discovered were stretched out and no longer wearable, along with my ruined...

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Motherhood: What Does It Mean, Really?

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I’ve been asking myself this question quite a bit lately: what does it mean to be a mother?  What does it mean to be a single mother, and by choice?

And I really haven’t come up with a decent satisfactory answer yet.

I mean I could state the obvious of motherhood – feeding, bathing, educating the young ones I’ve brought into the world – yet this doesn’t make me feel like a mother -more of a...

Melissa Mensavage
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