True Story: I've contemplated suicide. Thankfully for me, there was victory in the end. I was in a terrible place in my life, my marriage was over before it started. There was nothing I could do to fix anything, except to...
As the school year begins, our mom brains are in overdrive, thinking about our children's health and safety in entirely different ways. Are our kids going to be safe at school? Should we keep them home instead? Sadly, for...
“I wonder what a world without coronavirus would be like. I mean, I know it hasn’t been that long but it’s hard to remember. I bet we went so many places.” I looked back at my 7 year old, who...
Last Tuesday, our contributing writer and friend, LaShaun Wallace, passed away after a brief bout with cancer. First and foremost, we have to say that LaShaun was an amazing mom. She poured her heart and soul into her kids. But...
"You're not a terrible Mom" is the mantra I have whispered to myself at least 15 times a day since March 7, the day the world ended (I mean, that's the last time I went into a Target store...so...
About a month into the pandemic, my husband got the itch to plant a vegetable garden. Though the carrots and the onions didn’t take, we currently have beautiful, delicious tomatoes, cucumbers, and jalapenos running out of our ears. We...
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Time To Get All Pollyanna

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My son LOVES singing, “Happy Birthday.” He gets so excited that he can’t sit still. And when he turned three earlier this year, my husband said, “I think he’s going to be disappointed when every day isn’t his birthday...
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My White Allies

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In the midst of this racial uprising (yes it’s still going on), I am so thankful for my White Allies. I really wanted to say that I’m thankful for my white friends, but I was afraid that I’ll sound...
Some television shows take you away from your reality. They bring a level of entertainment, drama, comedy to your life for a short amount of time. And sometimes it's exactly what you need in the moment and sometimes it's...
When my daughter was 8 months old, I willingly handed her to the murderer who took her big brother’s life. And, then I watched as she fought off this killer and learned to live. My three year old son, Levi, drowned...

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Guide to Black Owned Local Businesses to Support this Holiday

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This summer, local business woman Cynthia Daniels made history with creating a virtual shopping event on Juneteenth, bringing together 100 black-owned businesses. Now Daniels...
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