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Mommy, Why Can’t I Have Blond Hair and Blue Eyes?

With Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the fore of our minds, we at Modern Mom would like to share with you the writings of author Mallika Chopra. In this excerpt from her book, 100 Questions from My Child, Mallika found a gentle way to talk to her young daughters, Tara, and Leela, about race and class, two issues central to Dr. Kings life mission. Why Cant I Have Blond Hair and Blue Eyes?

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Meet the Single Mom Taking the Beauty Industry by Storm

For decades, the beauty industry has helped shape the narrative around femininity and played a major role in the evolution of consumerism and gender norms as they exist today—the good, the bad, and the ugly. But, one mom is painting a new narrative around beauty, and the beholder, using the brushstrokes of self-love, radical inclusivity,…

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February Astrology

The early February planetary lineup in Aquarius, along with a Libra moon and Jupiter in Gemini, makes for a lot of air which inclines towards verbosity – but of course with many innovative and original ideas bandied about, so typical of Aquarius. This preponderance of refined air, the label attached to Aquarius, IS technologys true Homeland.

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How to Fly Your Family First Class for (Almost) Free

Do you ever dream about taking your family on an amazing family vacation in which you fly first class to London, Paris, or even further afield – perhaps a safari in Africa or snorkeling in the Maldives? But then the reality of an expensive and harrowing long-haul flight in coach sinks in, and you sigh, starting to plan a trip to see relatives or a quick jaunt to Florida, the Caribbean or the West Coast.