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Baffling Baby Names (by Category)

Disclaimers: 1.  My husband’s name is Mickey (like the mouse & that great 80’s song). We named our children Kharis (Greek for grace) and Kai (Hawaiian for ocean). Kharis…

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What I Wish White Women Knew About Being a Woman of Color (Guest Post)

In “I’m Sorry. I’m Listening.” I extended an invitation to publish a guest post on “what I wish white women knew about being a woman…

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I’m Sorry. I’m Listening.

Things have changed for me since the tragedy inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church because of the words of two bloggers – one black and…

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I Survived my First Week as a Kindergartener’s Mom

The day before Kharis started Kindergarten – we got this in the mail: Her new teacher’s dogs sent a card! How cu-ute!  Her teacher was…

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Marriage: The Grass is Greener…

About a year and a half ago, Mickey and I got away for a few days to a luxury resort in the Dominican Republic. It…

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Our National Lampoon’s Family Vacation

“Sorry, Mama. Sorry.” My 2-year-old said as we drove over rumble strips. (Apparently he thought those vibrations and loud noises were coming from him.) We…

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The Stories Our Bodies Tell

Tattoos are a way people choose to mark their bodies. But our bodies don’t need ink to tell stories. I can walk into a room…

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