I miss that village of mothers that I've never had. The one we traded for homes that, despite being a stone's throw, feel miles apart from each other.
But what is pretty clear is that if Obama does act, it is going to help Democrats in the 2016 presidential contest. The whole immigration reform issue is a gigantic trap for Republicans, and they will likely be unable to resist the urge to walk right into it.
I beg the American leadership, the American people, to reconsider their position and to hearken back to those words on the Statue of Liberty, for if we do not, then we might just as well take down that beacon of freedom and store it away someplace very dark where it will never be seen again.
Whether a person is in "your" country legally or not, whether a person is living in occupied territory or settled land, whether a person is from Asia or from Europe -- people are people with no exceptions.
For a young child, in the safety of her own house and her own room, the adoration of strangers can hold strong allure, and the unknown people at the other end of the internet might not seem real. But the risks being faced and the risks being taken are very real.
We all know that where a child is born shouldn't determine how long she lives, but it does. However, we must remember that under God, there is a universal citizenship -- a status that makes us all equal under His eyes and worthy of love, dignity and respect.
I am a grown up. I have a thick skin, and I can get over this. For my kids, I am furious. I am furious that he can turn his back on my kids -- the children he took boating and fishing, the ones with whom he talked hunting and sports, the kids who call him "grandpa."
At the District's family shelter at the former DC General Hospital, a new playground is beginning to take shape, offering the promise of much-needed fun and exercise to nearly 500 homeless children.
We cannot choose our parents ourselves, and lets face it, they really can't choose us either. Or at least not our personality. Some people should no...
Don't you have families? Doesn't it bother you when you read about gun violence in schools and colleges?
As Congress and the Administration consider proposals to eviscerate the heretofore obscure (now demonized) Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA), it makes sense to review the case for change and to query whether the proposed cure might not do more harm than good.
In a world full of technology, reality TV shows, and information, our children are being targeted for so many things.
All children need to be welcomed as Jesus welcomed them. When children face such terrible circumstances that they are willing to risk their lives and leave their families and communities, our hearts must break.
My husband and I don't have much room in our house, but in our hearts, we have room for a big family, full of siblings, like the homes we grew up in. I shouldn't expect strangers to understand that.
Months ago, PlayCollective and the Children's Media Association produced an exchange between industry executives and academics on "bridging the gap" between these fields, toward incorporating research insights into media content for kids.
It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.