Truthfully, it has been a LONG year, mommas! There has been so much happening that I struggle to keep up with it all. Professional challenges, then Covid-19 and consequential three-month society shut down, then the videos of black men...
I never considered myself to be a creative child.  I had little-to-no drawing ability, I didn't color inside the lines (what fun is that anyway?) and I was woefully inept at cute block lettering. It took a solid thirty...
I had one grey hair at the age of 13, and my mom told me not to pull it out. She said that one hundred more would grow in its place. I did anyway. No more ever showed up. Until...
Twenty-one family members and friends of ours, babies to elders, were supposed to leave in early July for a vacation trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. Flights were reserved last October, lodging was booked, everything was ready and all...
I read something yesterday that has stuck with me. I’ve thought about it over and over since I read it. It said something like this — If you have not talked about race and being Black with your Black...
I have been pretty overwhelmed with being a working mother of two, one 4 month old and one 6 years old. Between that, returning to work in healthcare in a pandemic, postpartum hormones, and pumping like it was my...
"I was raised not to see color." "I am colorblind." "I don't care what color you are, I just don't like (something related to black culture)…" "I'm not racist … I have two dear black friends…" If I earned a dollar every time...
About a week after the birth of our daughter, I tiptoed into the kitchen one morning with the first small surge of motivation I’d felt since giving birth. After gently laying her down from a morning nursing session, I...
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and you took… The one free from prejudice and racism The one that lacks diversity among your daily encounters The one free from discriminatory stereotypes The one without the worry of...
I've said this (to my husband at least) since the start of the shelter-in-place season. It's like we've been living in a giant pressure cooker. All of the time together created tremendous emotional pressure and unexpected responses. Our good...

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Here's to the red, white, and blue! We hope you start off July with a bang. While there are still few in person events,...