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Love Yourself :: Celebrating Valentine's Day Solo

Love Yourself :: Celebrating Valentine’s Day Solo

Who says Valentine’s Day is solely meant to celebrate romantic relationships? I say it’s a perfect opportunity to go and love yourself first. As mothers, we focus so much physical energy, time, and emotional anguish vying for “perfect parenthood” (WHATEVER THAT MEANS). We are conditioned to love God (if this belief applies), our children, our […]

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“Those Dogs Don’t Like My Black Skin”:: The Challenges of Being An Interracial Family

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” ― Martin […]

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3 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes I Hope Will Inspire My Children

Everybody knows that Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that one day, the children of slaves and the children of slave-owners would be able to live in a world of brotherhood and equal opportunity. Recently I’ve set out to read more of his writings, and along the way I’ve picked up nuggets of wisdom I find […]

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Speaking Life to the Brokenhearted

I’m almost 35 years old. As the world keeps spinning and the day-to-day happens, the more I experience and witness that ever so common phrase we’ve all heard: “Life is hard.” In our younger days, we all had pictures of what life would look like in the appealing world of adulthood. We would marry our college sweetheart, […]

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Setting Realistic Expectations for Yourself & Others

I’m quite positive that my parents would most likely describe me as having high expectations since birth. Strong-willed, determined and an independent thinker, I probably wasn’t always the easiest child to raise. When I began attending school, my expectations only got worse. I became extremely involved in extracurricular activities (particularly sports) and my expectations became higher […]

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