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Andrea Fox is a stay-at-home mother and writer based in Boston, Massachusetts. Her parenting articles have been published in Adoptive Families Magazine, Horn Book, and Boston Parents Paper, and on many on-line sites including McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Babble, BlogHer, Errant Parent Eunoia Review and Hippocampus Magazine.
Andrea received her B.A. in English from Suffolk University and her Masters in Teaching from Brown University. She has taught English literature and writing in diverse settings such as a juvenile detention center, a private American school in Paraguay, and an inner-city school in Boston. After nearly two decades of teaching, at the age of 44, she retired to be a stay-at-home to a 3-pound preemie whom she and her husband adopted.
At her blog, Mom-enclature: The Language of Mothering, Andrea writes about her life as a first-time, full-time, 40+ mom through adoption. Her writing is a mixture of the both the humorous and challenging aspects to parenting. She's currently at work on a memoir, Poured Out Like Water, concerning the intersection of alcoholism, infertility, adoption and faith.
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Imperfect Mothers provides support for all mothers who want to create a loving, nurturing, stable environment for their children, with a particular emphasis on daughters of alcoholics who are now in a mothering role. It is not about rehashing the past, blaming our parents, or even trying to do better than they did. It’s about moving forward, recognizing why we do the things we do, and trying to do better. One mistake at a time.