Whew. This is a hard one to write. I’m a Black mom, and it feels like last week was the culmination of what my ancestors and colleagues have been pursuing for over 200 years: the right to be heard. The right to be seen as equal. The right to social justice. White privilege in motherhood looks like being three times more likely to survive childbirth, not worrying your … [Read more...] about This month, I can feel the shift.
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Of course, during National Infertility Awareness Week and a pandemic, I have a miscarriage. One in eight women has infertility in various forms. A miscarriage is not infertility, but a lot of people experiencing infertility also experience miscarriages. The women I have met from the infertility community are some of the best people I know. Some of us speak about it openly, … [Read more...] about Surviving a Miscarriage During The Pandemic
It’s almost that time - Back To School! Parents are rejoicing while kids are not. But most agree that BTS shopping is always fun. We found some items we thought could help with the multitude of choices out there! Kids need to bring laptops to school more and more these days and they are expensive! So we need to protect them. This Aqua Rainbow Stripe laptop case protects … [Read more...] about Back To School Must-Haves 2019
First, the good news: Research shows that early intervention can be extremely effective in improving or reversing traits commonly associated with autism. Now, the bad news: The younger children are, the more difficult it is to pick out autism warning signs in their behavior. Which is particularly bad when you understand that the earlier you start … [Read more...] about Autism SOS: Three Warning Signs of Autism in Toddlers
I’ve built my career - literally - with words; in fact, writing and communication are two of my biggest passions. And so, it is with confidence and from experience that I say (more often than not) the old adage of “less is more” rings true. Sometimes the smallest word makes the biggest impact, and although this word may be seemingly simple, its definition might be … [Read more...] about The Many Meanings of the Word “Fine”