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How to Kill it as a Sports Mama

 Constantly washing athletic uniforms? Using your lingerie laundry bag for washing shin guards instead of your fancy panties? Incessantly feeding people protein packed snacks? Running shuttle services to and fro the gym daily? Congratulations!! You’re a sports mom!! Now what?  I haven’t found myself in this position unexpected; it’s not a surprise. I married a […]

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Teaching Kids about Diversity through Children’s Books

The AAP recommends that parents read books to their kids from BIRTH through **at least** Kindergarten. Evidence has shown, time and again, that children who are read to, especially at that young age, experience stronger parent-child relationships AND learn valuable language and reading skills. Win-win.  As a white parent, it has always been easy to […]

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The Talk :: Discussing Sexuality with your Children at all Ages and Stages

“I can do this, I can do this,” she said. “One and done; it’s that simple, awkward for a moment, but then I’m done,” she preached to herself as she asked her 12-year-old daughter one Sunday afternoon to come into the sunroom for “the talk.” My how times have changed and my how times have […]

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There’s a Chalkboard in My Kitchen

I have always liked Chalkboards. The ability to write things and then erase and start over. (I wish I could do that in real life, when I am always second guessing myself.) When my kids were little I had thought about painting a whole wall with chalkboard paint; this was before Pinterest and all the […]

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