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Black + Boss + Busy Mom

“Black, boss, busy mom” or is it “busy mom, black, boss” or maybe it’s even “boss, busy mom, while black.” Either way we mix and mingle it, oftentimes we find ourselves juggling to prioritize the expectations we place on ourselves.  We oftentimes get bogged down in the many titles and roles that we play daily.  […]

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Unexpected Allergies in Our Child

When asked what my favorite food was, my answer was a no-brainer: peanut butter. Peanut butter was delicious not only scooped and slathered in my mouth by a spoon, but in combination of what seemed like everything else: chocolate, bananas, pretzels, jelly, ice cream…need I even go on? When my first son was born, the […]

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The Unexpected Playdate You Need to Do Now

Article by guest writer Kelsi Folsom.  Shoes are tied and lunches are packed. We’re ready for a mini road trip to Monocacy National Battlefield, an historic Civil War site about forty minutes from where we live. Although uncertain how Civil War history would hold my preschoolers’ attention, I thought at the very least, we could picnic somewhere […]

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My Biggest Fear as an Autism Mom – Bullying

We all fear what will happen to our children when we are not there to protect them.  In light of Bullying Prevention Month and Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, it is hard for me to face my biggest fear as a mother of a child with autism and learning disabilities – bullying.  Is she being treated […]

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Where the Lost Things Go: My Story About Pregnancy Loss

Mary Poppins said it best in the song Where the Lost Things Go by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. Please watch full song here and read lyrics here.  Memories you’ve shed Gone for good you feared They’re all around you still Though they’ve disappeared Nothing’s really left Or lost without a trace Nothing’s gone forever Only out of place Grateful October […]

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Be Inclusive of Extended Breastfeeding During World Breastfeeding Week

Extended Breastfeeding Deserves Support When we talk about World Breastfeeding Week, we have to include extended breastfeeding in the discussion. This is such an important topic because if more women feel supported, then it’s more likely that they will have a successful breastfeeding relationship with their child. This boost of immunity from the mother, in […]

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Summer Safety: Make a Power Outage Plan

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. THERE IS A STORM IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD! In our son’s favorite episode of Daniel Tiger, the learning lesson song is, “Take a grown-up’s hand, follow the plan, and you’ll be safe.”   We recently had a power outage and I realized two things:  As the grown-up, I did […]

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