In this weeks episode I had the pleasure of talking to Anna Maria DiDio
Anna Maria DiDio, MSW is an adoptive mother and was inspired to write her memoir, Love at the Border, An Adoption Adventure after her own family journey to Mexico.
Now her L.I.F.E.* ( *Love Inspires Families Everywhere ) Adventures children’s books feature stories about adoption, foster care, stepchildren, and all blended families from the point of view of the child.
Anna Maria hopes that her books encourage open and honest exploration of what children are thinking and feeling within their own unique families.
Anna Maria holds a BA in Psychology from Villanova University and an MSW in Family Specialization from the University of Pennsylvania.
For over twenty years, Anna Maria DiDio has devoted her time and talents to many non-profit organizations focusing on women, girls, and families globally. She is currently President of Women International Leaders (WIL) of Greater Philadelphia, which provides micro loans and empowerment grants to women in under-resourced countries. Anna Maria is at her most creative when she is traveling and experiencing new people, places, and things to eat and then writing about it!
She can be found at home in Philadelphia walking everywhere, swimming laps, reading biographies, or baking chocolate chip cookies. Anna Maria's books can be found on Amazon, travel writing and other essays on The Bean's Talk – her Medium publication. More information can be found on her website AMDiDio.com.
Her book can be found on the Amazon website
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In the news this week This article from the Guardian website which tells us something almost every woman already knows and that is that women's gynaecological issues tend to be put on the backburner by our National Health System or seen as "not serious enough" to warrant treatment or even "benign". I also highlight this accompanying article which shows that, unremarkably, post-partum health is still completely ignored even when people in the health sector make up a list of "top 4 ways".
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Playing us out this week; "Change for Me" by EILOH