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Silence (on Facebook) Is Not Necessarily Consent

I’ve seen a number of people on my Facebook feed express the sentiment “Silence is consent” regarding the recent events in Charlottesville. And while I do agree, that standing by the side, being silent is consent, I’m not so sure I agree that it applies to Facebook. Here’s why. Years ago, I posted on political issues […]

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Dear Parents :: Respond with Love

After this week’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia, I began to process what I could do. Being a white woman married to an African American man and raising our children in South Louisiana, race is always part of our life. Immediately, I began thinking that my reactions needed to start at home, as a parent. Dear […]

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Stop Encouraging Subjectivity

Stop Encouraging Subjectivity Alright, I know I’m probably about to ruffle some feathers here, but I just had a pretty common parenting situation that I realized had far more significant repercussions than the isolated incident. It hit me so hard that I literally stopped my morning routine to collect my thoughts about it. Here’s the […]

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A Story About Stretch Marks

I got my first round of stretchies in the later part of my second trimester with my son. With baby #2 due in the next month, the marks are overlapping. There’s no way of knowing which child they belong to. I’ve tried everything and taken everyone’s advice to try to make them disappear. From creams […]

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Confessions of a Dance Mom

I must confess. I’m tired! The kind of tired that coffee would need to be pumping through an IV bag to cure. When you are a “dance mom” you have to find a way to remove that word from your vocabulary. The things you see on reality TV barely scratch the surface of what it […]

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Weird Things We Ban

No, I’m not talking high fructose corn syrup; I’m talking about behaviors my husband and I have “banned” from our household. Most of them are specific actions that represent some larger behavior that we want to minimize. Sure, our kids are going to commit many of these just like most kids, but these are the […]

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