This is Us Season 2 Finale RECAP: Will Kate Let Go of Jack to Make Room for Toby?

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Kevin's toast, though...When he said "Katie Girl" and spoke the truth he felt his father would speak...(Cue the sounds of copious sniffling in the Craker household!) But that's just me, getting ahead of myself. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times on the last episode of Season 2. … [Read more...]

This Is Us Episode #29 Recap: Can the Pearsons’ Find Healing for Their Old Wounds?

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Beth, Tobey and Miguel may have been kicked out of the group therapy session tonight, but WE WERE THERE. We were sitting in on one of the most awkward, cringe-y, yet ultimately healing, therapy sessions ever. When last we left off with our Pearson family, Kate had just miscarried, Randall and … [Read more...]

This is Us Episode 25 RECAP: Will Jack and Rebecca Be Able to Guide Randall Through a Racist World?

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My two favorite components¬†of "This is Us"-- Randall and adoption--were front and center in this week's episode, so I was ALL IN! At first, I thought the judge story was an obvious place to go--a black judge wanting to stop a white family from adopting a black child. But the more I thought about … [Read more...]

This is Us Episode #24 RECAP: A New Generation of Pearsons and the Beginning of Rebecca and Miguel

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You guys, last week I don't think my eyeballs even misted over, but this week was a sobfest. When young Randall said "Nobody looks like me (in the Pearson family)," I saw my beautiful Korean girl, with her golden skin and raven-black hair.¬† When Rebecca introduced herself to baby Randall as … [Read more...]

I Am a Real Dad: Thoughts About and Photos of Adoptive Dads and Their Children

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It was 2004 when my husband, Doyle, had a dream he will never forget. In the dream he saw a tiny little girl, about two, with hair the color of a blackbird's wing and eyes the shape of watermelon seeds. She was sitting on the back of a tractor trailer, in a red shirt, waving at him and … [Read more...]