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Full Name Liz Rose-Cohen
Liz Rose-Cohen
Liz Rose-Cohen is a writer based in Columbus, Ohio where she lives with her Heather-Has-Two-Mommies, transracially adoptive, mostly-Jewish family. She is currently writing her first book which is a collection of stories about living life as a stupendously aware white person, and blogs at Foreigner in Buckeye Nation.

Posts by Liz:

  • May 14 2013
    My Daughter is Learning About God in School

    This post is part of our month-long series featuring different ways that parents of various religions have talked to their kids about God. When our daughter, Hot Shot, was 4, we followed the advice of the Gospel according to Anne Lamott and … Continue reading


  • Sep 1 2011
    Parenting Boys: Is it Different?

    “I see your daughter’s enjoying the tractor today,” said an overcompensating stay-at-home dad whose son was busy zooming around the room on the back of the plastic fire truck. My daughter was 2 and we were at a toddler class. … Continue reading


  • Aug 18 2011
    My Black Son’s Pink Shoes

    My son started preschool last Spring, and the more we learned the more we couldn’t believe our luck. One of his teachers is an African American woman. That wasn’t luck. That was planning. Like we moved 700 miles so we … Continue reading


  • Aug 8 2011
    What (Not?) To Wear

    Our boys are starting to pick out their clothes in the morning. Sometimes they change multiple times a day. Recently our 2-year-old, Ankle Biter, grabbed a yellow construction equipment t-shirt out of his drawer and held it triumphantly over his … Continue reading


  • Aug 4 2011
    Nature Tackles Nurture: Forced to Rethink It

    Of all the parents who used to tell me I’d change my stance on the nature vs.  nurture debate once we had a boy, the only one that ever mattered was Sister Feminist. The others I could dismiss in a … Continue reading


  • Jul 25 2011
    Everything I Haven’t Taught You

    When my oldest child, Hot Shot, was 3, her active vocabulary included the word “stereotype.” “No one can have two moms,” her little friend told her. They were sitting side by side on 3-year-old sized toilets at preschool, overheard by … Continue reading



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