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How to Survive Living with Your Mother-in-Law

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It all started with a crazy thought that we should sell our beloved house, build a brand new one, AND have a second baby....

Witching Hour Survival Strategies

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4:30 PM. The kids are home from school and/or up from their naps. Dinner isn't quite on the table. The husband isn't quite home. The house...

So Have I For You – My Journey Through Interracial Relationships

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When I was younger, my mom would take one Saturday a month to deep clean the house. Often we knew it was coming because...

The Importance of Chosen Family

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How do you define family? For a lot of people, when they think of family, they think of their parents, siblings, aunts, and uncles,...

Keeping Him Close: The Story of a Purse

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This is a story about a purse. My mother-in-law carried one specific purse, a well-made but nondescript brown leather bag, every day for more than...

Books that Teach My Young Daughters About Civil Rights

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On Monday, January 21st, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  On this national holiday, we remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King,...

National Adoption Day | Advice from an Adult Adoptee

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National Adoption Day is here, and I'm as happy as my four-year-old wearing her favorite tutu! As I've said before, this is a day...

Coming to Terms with My Sexless Marriage

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My husband and I have a sexless marriage. I know exactly how many times we've had sex since we married. I know because we named...

Screen time limits: Parents May Need Them Too

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  Screens have recently become a bigger issue in our house. From virtual learning to Zoom meetings and family movie night to facetime calls, it...

Cooking with Kids:: 5 Tips for Getting Started

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It seems to me that kids are always eager to get into the kitchen. For one, the result is usually some type of delicious...