Mary Jackson

Mary is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Follow Mary on Twitter @mbjackson77

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Dear Anonymous Dad

Family | Tens of thousands of children conceived by donors are grown up now and wondering who their fathers are. Advances in DNA testing are helping them find out
by Mary Jackson
Posted 9/13/18, 10:38 am

Amanda Serenyi’s father told her almost nothing about his four older children from a previous marriage. But one of them found her name on her grandmother’s obituary and then on Facebook. Then, that half sister revealed a family secret: Before Serenyi was conceived, her father had a vasectomy.

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Safe and secure

Children's Books | Read-alouds for little ones
by Mary Jackson
Posted 8/30/18, 02:08 pm

Yellow Kayak 

Nina Laden

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Big predicaments

Children's Books | Four tales of adventure
by Mary Jackson
Posted 7/05/18, 11:48 am

The Penderwicks at Last 

Jeanne Birdsall

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