As a mother, I have to speak up. Those little eyes are looking at me. Watching me. Waiting for my movement. Ready to hear my thoughts and feel my reassurances that they will be ok, that I will be ok. That life for them will be as I promised, beautiful. My son is moving closer to being a teenager; he hears and understands so much more than we give him credit for or want to believe he can. He's watching me, I can feel it.
If there’s anything that 2020 has taught me, it’s that sometimes, no matter how smart your goals, or how well-intended your resolutions, the universe may have other ideas. I don’t need to list all the unimaginable events we’ve endured...
After about a year of living in a pandemic, it is exhausting to think about all the ways we’ve adapted and changed our lives. Even as we can return to some of what feels normal, the mindset of impending...
This week, my 5th grade son and I have been studying history together. We're trying to salvage his grade, which he managed to tank during back-to-back Covid quarantines of his class, then his teacher, earlier in the semester. That...
Over four years ago, my sister, Tara, and I started to brainstorm resources we could bring to moms in our city. She had just moved to Colorado Springs from Iowa, and as a mom in a new city, she...
”I’m speaking.” A phrase made famous during the vice presidential debate by Senator Kamala Harris. A phrase that has taken on a life of its own in memes, jokes, banter, and comebacks. I’ve thought a lot about that phrase. ”I’m...
I remember attending school during Black History Month when I was growing up.  February would roll around and it all of a sudden became highlighted that I was partially black. Shared Melanin I found myself feeling more like the spotlight was...
Nothing has ever made me want to wear plaid and listen to Nirvana as much as re-watching “My So-Called Life” on Hulu.  “My So-Called Life” is a TV series that aired in 1994/95. It follows 15-year-old Angela Chase as she...
I am a proud American voter. My birthday is November 8, and I remember being crushed in 1996 when my 18th birthday fell several days AFTER the presidential election. However, as soon as I turned 18, I registered to...
It is an election. It is ugly. But it soon will be over. We need to figure out a way to set aside politics and look our neighbors in the eyes again. We need to rediscover civility. Why? Because America is...

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