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My Mini Me

“Are you going to have a baby?” I asked my mother over a game of mancala. I was 8. Though she had told me to be careful asking women about pregnancy, I was curious. She cocked her head then answered … Continue reading

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Roe v. Wade: Choices and Freedom

When I became pregnant, I knew it was an enormous responsibility that I chose with eyes wide open. Today, our adult children are our greatest sources of pride. Much of this stems from the fact that I had choices about … Continue reading

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How to Fix a Booboo

One night in the bath, my 3-year-old accidentally stabbed me in the face with a toy unicorn. Shocked, I yelled out, causing him to cry. I hastily wrapped him in his favorite green towel. “Can I kiss it better?” I … Continue reading

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‘Subminimum’ Pay for Disabled Workers

I’m writing to correct inaccuracies in a letter to the editor from John Lemus, advocacy coordinator of AtWork! [“People with disabilities: End subminimum wages,” March 28, Opinion]. I am the executive director of Artisans, a Spokane-based nonprofit that provides employment support … Continue reading

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Giving Each Child One-On-One Time

There’s no substitute for one-on-one time. Positive, focused attention helps build and maintain an emotional connection. If you can swing 10 to 15 minutes every day, great. Schedule it whenever possible. To make the most of this time, do whatever … Continue reading

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