The summer of '98:: no, not a Bryan Adams song, but the year I turned 16 and got my first job. That first taste of independence, self sufficiency, and retail discounts. Sure, I had babysat for my neighbors for...
We hear a lot about kids and boundaries. As parents, we need to establish firm limits, but we should also expect kids to constantly test them. We can see this in action when children try to stretch their bedtime...
Hi, I’m Sara. I’m just a mom who is trying to balance life {life “balance” is a myth, by the way, but that’s a whole different blog post}. I’m trying to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, be a...
Reading is a fundamental right. We send our kids to school so that they can become better readers and better thinkers. Reading more authentic literature leads to high levels of critical thinking—so equip your readers with books from diverse...
Here’s what I think about the Gen Z-ers saying skinny jeans and side parts are for old people::They’re right. From an elder millennial {born in 1983}, I believe them when they tell us what’s trendy right now. And I...
I'm fairly certain that this post should begin with a fair warning. I do me. And when it comes to motherhood, I am so down for teenagers. There is a small window in the first 3-ish months of life...
Ask any mom what is occupying about 95% of her brain space right now, and the answer is unanimous:: school. And while the choosing the right school or education method is always a priority for moms, this year is...
What a week it’s been, what a crazy time to be alive. We did it, the 5th grade car parade. Here he is, friends, in all his 5th grade preteen graduate glory. Ear to ear smile, elbow-elbow-wrist-wrist wave, beaming...
The first time she bent over and I noticed a bump on her right side, I assumed that her training was too intense on her dominant arm. At 13, my daughter was approaching 5'10" and she was swimming 16+...
Every generation has their own language or slang that identifies them one from the other. I'm a Gen X'er and my '80s vernacular is still very much a part of my vocabulary. So much so that my kids actually...

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How White People Can Celebrate Black History Month

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Our country has spent the past few years engaged in conversations around the racial inequalities that plague our society. By now, most of us...