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Tag: perspective

A Love Letter to Teachers Everywhere

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My kindergarten teacher's name was Miss Johnson. Tall and slender, with short brown hair and a gentle voice, she was the person who led us in...

Cancer: When the Fear Never Really Goes Away

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It’s Sunday night, and I just finished the Breast Cancer Guide. I’m wrapped in a blanket, drinking hot cocoa, and shivering from the flu....

Five Ways to Invest in Yourself this Fall

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After I signed my daughter up for swimming and dance; I thought to myself "I want to take a class!" After the internal wrestle to...

Vacation Anyone?? Airbnb to the Rescue!

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When it was just the two of us, my husband and I loved staying in fancy hotels close to downtown and the nightlife. Although...

Tips for the mom who has to travel for work

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I started a new job a few months ago, and one week later, I was flying to California for a work trip. Over the...

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,...

Raising a mini-me and looking into the mirror

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Raising a mini-me is a thrill. I watch my daughter and see myself in everything she does. For example, her sweet soul helps people...

What Black History Month means to Me as a White Mom

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Black History Month has just ended. Our work has not. February 1st began a month-long celebration of the achievements of African Americans throughout our history....

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,...