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Looking for some fun and simple crafts with the kids this holiday season? If you're like most households, you use toilet paper... a LOT of toilet paper. Want a way to reuse those TP tubes before throwing them in...
Just before Mother's Day seven years ago, I got a devastating call... My mother had been involved in a motorcycle accident and was in the ICU. I tried to call her wife, but my sister answered. My step-mama was...
"I'm speaking."  In the Vice Presidential debate of 2020, then Senator Kamala Harris had to repeat herself multiple times when being interrupted by saying, "I'm speaking." Those two simple words (or three if you're counting the contraction, for my fellow...
Happy Pride Month! June is the month that the LGBT+ community gets to celebrate the freedom to be themselves. Even while equal rights are being fought for in regards to race in our country right now, this is a...
George Floyd's call to his mother should be a call to ALL moms right now. We need your voice with us now more than ever to make a better future for our children. Oh, the joy of teenage years. One...

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In a time of connection and awareness to the vast diversity of the world, we are given a tremendous opportunity to support and include people of any gender - including our own children. Let me start from the beginning. The...
When I was a little girl, I remember being told that I could be whatever I wanted to be when I grew up. The president of the United States. The first girl to play for the Dodgers. The CEO...
Hopefully, you have seen the new Microsoft commercial featuring an adaptive controller. It ran during the Super Bowl in a primetime slot and has recently blown up the internet. If you haven’t seen it, click here to go watch...
Sometimes it takes a branch of your own family tree being salvaged for you to truly grasp the miracles that one organization can do. When a young lady with an unplanned pregnancy is made to feel loved, listened to,...
Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to live where I do. Where all of the houses are similar. Mailboxes are perfectly positioned and sanctioned by the Home Owner’s Association. Lawns are manicured and pristine. And the kicker?...

Keeping Culture Close

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CULTURE : noun the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group. Many of us identify with the specifics of culture in different ways. There is no right or wrong way, and there is...
1. Guilt Lies Parenting from a source of guilt will lead you down the wrong path- EVERY, SINGLE TIME.  Yes. I said it.  If you have a routine, stick with it.  Your child NEEDS structure and routine.  They do not...

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Planning for Spring Break {Dayton Edition}

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With 2024 just starting, it is crazy to think that Spring Break is right around the corner. When I think of Spring Break, my...
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