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About mad momma moogacat

I am a 40-year old mother, wife, lawyer and pop culture fiend who is looking for some beauty and meaning in life. I write about parenting, adoption, mental health, work-life balance, and pop culture. Hope you enjoy!

Lean In? No thanks. “Leaning Sideways” and rethinking priorities worked for me.

What does it mean to have a successful career?  A successful life? I’ve been thinking about these questions of late, prompted in part by Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In movement, and partly by my inclusion as a mentor in our local … Continue reading

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Critical Whiteness

I haven’t feeling very bloggy lately, but a couple of issues have popped up as of late to jar me out of my writing slumber.  One of those issues is the concept of “whiteness.” I know what you’re thinking.  This … Continue reading

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The automatic defensive response by some adoptive parents when bad adoption stories hit the news…

Originally posted on The adopted ones blog:
By TAO Just a short post to speak to the automatic defensive response I have read by some adoptive parents regarding the Reuters/NBC series on “Rehoming”.  Why don’t they include stories about all the…

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Silent No More

I’ve been contemplating getting back in the blogging spirit, and had a couple of different blogposts in mind for doing that.  Those will have to wait, though, because something that came across my internet connection yesterday was begging for a … Continue reading

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Medical History Should Be a Human Right

The thoughts in this post will be nothing new to all the adoptees out there, but dang it, I thought I’d throw my two cents in as a parent to a child with no medical history. Access to your family’s … Continue reading

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A Month of Firsts

Bug has had a big April, one with a lot of firsts for her! G and I are both baseball lovers, but we’ve been lax in passing that on to Bug.  We got an opportunity to remedy that parental failing … Continue reading

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We are so, so ready for spring around here.  Daylight savings time started on Sunday, and if you follow me on Twitter you know my whining started at least two weeks before.  Now that we are at the end of … Continue reading

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Boo You! Legal Edition — Crowell & Moring and their allegations of inbreeding in Appalachia

I don’t blog much about things related to my work life, but I read something on a legal blog that heartily deserved a Boo You! and I couldn’t resist. In the not-too-distant past, that being June 2011, researchers affiliated with … Continue reading

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A Month in the Life

I’m feeling bloggy but I’ve been pretty heavy lately, so I thought I’d do a little lighter post about what’s been going on in Mooga-land. Life on the professional front is going swimmingly.  I went back up to 30 hours … Continue reading

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RAD and Normalcy: Is RAD Actually the Normal Response for an Adoptee?

Disclaimer:  This is certainly not a new topic.  I don’t want to pretend that this post represents any kind of brainstorm on my part– this topic has been bandied about for a long time in adoptee circles, and has a … Continue reading

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