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Carrie Goldman

How 'The Jungle Book' Movie Can Spark Empathetic Discussions in Adoptive Families

Carrie Goldman | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

On opening night, our family of five went to see The Jungle Book. The excitement among the kids was palpable. I sat between my oldest and youngest daughters, one my beloved through adoption, another my beloved through the biology of my body.

Passover Question: Is God One of the Bad Guys?

Carrie Goldman | Posted 04.25.2016 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

It was the first night of Passover, and I was trying to coax my four-year-old into a clean outfit for the Seder. Her polka-dotted tank top from two summers ago and mismatched biking shorts didn't seem appropriate for a formal religious dinner on a cold evening in Chicago.

What Happened When A Little Girl Complained About Rey's Absence From 'Star Wars' Monopoly

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.08.2016 | Parents

In the midst of the controversy surrounding Hasbro's exclusion of the character Rey from its "Star Wars" merchandise, one little girl's impassioned le...

Top 10 Steps To Respond To Cyberbullying

Carrie Goldman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Whether you are a female gamer, a celebrity or just a kid trying to navigate the social scene on Instagram, you can encounter unparalleled levels of viciousness online.

Curly-Haired Cutie Has An Important Message About Equality

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents

"It doesn't matter what color your skin is, it matters who you are INSIDE," says 4-year-old Cleo. Cleo's mom, a HuffPost blogger and the author of ...

'Star Wars' Fans Start A Tradition That Will Help Bullied Kids Gain Confidence

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents

Forget “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” A real-life Stormtrooper suit is currently making the rounds amongst girls who need it -- and the ...

San Diego Comic-Con to Ask Tough Questions at Its First-Ever Anti-Bullying Panel

Carrie Goldman | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment
Carrie Goldman

Bullying is a widespread issue for attendees of Comic-Con, on multiple different fronts. Many of those who are drawn to Geek culture have been targeted and marginalized throughout their lives.

What I Never Expected When I Met My Birth Parents

Posted 01.31.2013 | Parents

This is the thirtieth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, includi...

What I Know Now That I've Adopted

Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents

This is the twenty-ninth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, incl...

A Birth Mom's Haunting Letter To Her Daughter

Posted 01.29.2013 | Parents

This is the twenty-eighth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, inc...

Diary Of An Open Adoption

Posted 01.29.2013 | Parents

This is the twenty-seventh post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, in...

Why My Daughter's Adoption Decision Left Me Speechless

Posted 01.27.2013 | Parents

This is the twenty-sixth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, incl...

Why My Son Has To Have A Closed Adoption

Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents

This is the twenty-fifth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, incl...

I'm Still Waiting For Adoption's Stigma To Fade

Posted 01.25.2013 | Parents

This is the twenty-fourth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, inc...

The Rare Relationship I Am Fortunate To Have With My Daughter

Posted 01.24.2013 | Parents

This is the twenty-third post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, incl...

How I Found The Right Family To Adopt My Baby

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the twenty-second post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, inc...

Our First Adoption Never Prepared Us For This

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the twenty-first post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, incl...

What Can I Write To Make My Adoption Dream Come True?

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the twentieth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, includi...

Why It Meant So Much To Hear My Adopted Son Call Me 'Dad'

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the nineteenth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, includ...

The One Thing I Failed To Worry About

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the eighteenth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, includ...

We Were Waiting To Be A 'Forever Family'

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the seventeenth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, inclu...

The Family I Always Had But Never Knew

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the sixteenth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, includi...

We're Still Learning What An Open Adoption Looks Like

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the fifteenth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, includi...

'We Were Told To Leave Nina In The Playroom, All By Herself, And Depart'

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the fourteenth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, includ...

It Hurts To See The Son I Gave Away

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the thirteenth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, includ...