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Because You See Me, I Exist

Difference is what makes us unique and beautiful. Our differences can cross all sorts of social and cultural experiences, and that sometimes requires reaching out of our immediate circles to find ways to embrace and learn to support communities that you may not otherwise be a part of. For a long time, tolerance was touted […]

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Are Mom Tribes the New Cliques?

For a long period of time, I felt like I was missing out on a key piece of Millennial Motherhood. (Side note: I am at the elder end of the millennial thing and still can’t fully grasp that I am one.) There’s a lot of “motherly” hashtags that have popped up to make you feel […]

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We’ll Let You in the Mom Club Anyway

“Wait. There are timers for your nipples?” I sat smugly in the corner at yet another baby shower, and this was the response I blurted out when the mom-to-be was overcome with jubilation opening the gift that was her breastfeeding timer. I possibly could have even rolled my eyes, I can’t be sure. At a time when […]

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Scout Me In: Scouts Has Done Things for Our Family I Never Thought Possible

Thanks to Boy Scouts of America for providing scouting programs for the whole family to enjoy and grow together! First grade was hard for my son. A classroom bully identified him as a target, and we spent several months working through the fallout of the verbal, and ultimately physical, attacks. Out of school, we had […]

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Take Heart, Transplants

I cried almost every night when I found out. I didn’t want go. I love to travel, but my feet were firmly planted in Texas soil. There is an unmatched pride that Texans have, and it felt like a betrayal to leave my home state. But in 2008, duty called, and despite my best efforts, […]

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Finding the Perfect Co-Vacation Family

Summer is in full swing, and with time off of school comes prime family vacation time. Whether you have an epic trip overseas or a laidback weekend at the beach planned, family vacations are a great way to get away from the everyday stress and reconnect. I’ve mentioned before that our family loves to travel. […]

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Yes, I’m Proudly Black, and I Want to Be Your Friend!

I know what you may be thinking. “I cannot believe she said, ‘proudly black’! What does that even mean? I bet if I said I was ‘proudly white,’ I’d get called a racist!” Well, you’re probably right on that second point. Someone would probably call you a racist. However, I wouldn’t. I hope you are […]

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We Can Disagree… Respectfully

There are certain trends I can get behind. Accepting leggings as pants? Yes, please! Binge watching TV shows? Um, is there a better way to watch television? The trend I’m noticing lately, however, is not one I can get behind. It’s the idea that something can only be accepted as true if it’s wrapped up […]

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