Society & Culture:Relationships
When a mother's reaction is disappointing, is not the support you were needing or hoping for, remember to keep a window open in your relationship because, one day she may just surprise you.
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Rich Valenza is our guest today. He is the Founder and CEO of RaiseAChild,a national nonprofit organization building loving families for foster children®.
RaiseAChild recruits, educates, and nurtures supportive relationships equally with all prospective foster and adoptive parents while partnering with agencies to improve the process of advancing the nations 437,000 foster children to safe, loving and permanent homes. In its six-year history, RaiseAChild has engaged more than 8,500 prospective parents across the country.
In establishing RaiseAChild, Rich has drawn on more than 25 years’ success in marketing and development for broadcast media and nonprofit organizations. He has used his expertise in working with leading national and international corporations to form strategic partnerships with community service agencies, national and regional LGBTQ organizations, and businesses to build RaiseAChild’s strength and influence. Rich serves as a member of the Adoption Exchange Association’s Board of Directors.
If it's not 1 Thing, explores the topic of 'mother' from every angle imaginable and some you have not thought of. Each week, hosts Katie Mitchell and Lupe Padilla Mitchell share a new story and have great conversations with the writers, many of whom are in fact not writers by trade. We have excerpts from best selling novels, memoirs, poetry award winners, songwriters, stay at home moms, insurance brokers, teachers, actors, college students and beyond. Some famous. Some not at all. But they all have incredible tales to tell. Story is in our DNA. It's how we make sense of the world around us. We have so much to teach each other. We welcome you to rate and review us.
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Encore Jack Grapes Part 2 Mother of a Story - Writing from your Deep Voice
Encore Ep - Jack Grapes Mother of A Story - Letter from his Mother's Grave
Encore Episode - Jon Wise Mother of a Story- A Mother Obscured
Encore Episode - Alexis Rhone Fancher Mother of a Story- Cruel Choices
Encore Episode - Anonymous Mother of a Story - Barnacles
Benjamin Davis Mother of a Story - Playlist for my Mother's Funeral
Tresha Faye Haefner Mother of a Story - Paradise, California II
Katie Manglis Mother of a Story - She Never Said I Love You
Encore Episode - Dan Bucatinsky Mother of a Story - Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?
Gina Piccalo Mother of a Story - Silver Linings
Shari Walker Quan Mother of a Story - Heart Mom/Bio Mom
Clay Rivers Mother of a Story - excerpt from Walking Tall
Jack Grapes Mother of a Story Part 2 - Making Art out of Pain
Jack Grapes Mother of a Story Part One - Letter from My Mother
Evie Gold Mother of a Story - When Things are the Same, But Not at All
Ben Barnz Mother of a Story - excerpt from the memoir, We
Linda Freund Mother of a Story - Tripping with Mom
Chanel Brenner Mother of a Story - Navigating Loss
Parker Lulu Sacavitch Mother of a Story - A Different Teenage Mother Story
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