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Why White Parents Need to Talk About Race

September 28, 2016
Thursday, I took my children to school and came home to cook my breakfast, to drink a reheated cup of coffee, to write in the silent safety of my home. I spent Wednesday on keyboard advocacy and deliberately teaching my kids about race. I’m white, my sons, 9 and 7, are also white. This wasn’t the...
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Who won the mom vote tonight?

September 27, 2016
Tonight , during the first presidential debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton laid out extraordinarily different visions for America. Which one do you think moms and families prefer? YOU have the power to make sure a vision for America that women, moms, and families support wins this November...
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Two Black fathers shot dead for nothing.

September 23, 2016
Keith Lamont Scott of Charlotte, North Carolina, had been waiting in his car for his son to arrive home from school, and Terence Crutcher, of Tulsa, Oklahoma had been waiting at the side of the road after his truck stalled. Both men are now dead, wrongfully gunned down by police. Both are Black men...
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Put On Some Music and Dance!

September 22, 2016
Dance is my bestfriend. Dance has not only taught me how to be patient with myself and my body, but it has also taught me how to be patient with others. Movement for me brings peace of mind and spirit. It helps me deal with situations without using words. I was introduced to dance at a very young...
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MomsRising on the Police Murders of Keith Lamont Scott, Tyre King and Terence Crutcher

September 21, 2016
No mom or dad, no son or daughter, should ever have to fear a loved one could come to harm at the hands of those charged with protecting them. Yet look at the headlines. Thirteen-year-old Tyre King, as well as Keith Scott and Terence Crutcher, both fathers, were killed by police just this week...
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New Fair Housing Act Guidance Regarding Survivors of Domestic Violence and Other Vulnerable Residents

September 13, 2016
Imagine being injured in a domestic violence incident, but instead of calling 911 for help, you decide to put down the phone. You’re afraid your call for emergency services will get you evicted from your home. It’s unimaginable that anyone experiencing violence at home would have to make a decision...
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Rise With Moms

September 1, 2016
MomsRising turns 10 years old this month! That’s a decade of gains of women, mothers and families. This makes me so excited that I have to write something about it. I’ve been with MomsRising for three years. Three years ago this month, my son turned five month old and I’ve been back to work for two...
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Public Speaking... (Who me?)

August 22, 2016
This post originally appeared on Meanderings of Gentle Gull . OK yes, I crawled outside my box and actually spoke in public, I survived the ordeal. For me this is a huge milestone and I am here to tell the story. Most of you know that I do NOT like speaking in front of an audience, and I am really...
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Women Share How They Stay Young at Heart and Vibrant in Their MidLife

July 29, 2016
The other day, while chatting with my teenage son, he reminded me I was GASP middle aged. He didn't intentionally disparage my age. He wouldn't do that. No. This remark was mentioned in passing. Breezily thrown in the air as if the weight of those words didn't strike me like a thunder bolt in my...
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#Disability Blog Carnival - Living in a post ADA world

July 26, 2016
Nearly 20 percent of Americans are living with a disability, and countless others are deeply involved in caring for and supporting individuals affected by disability. Last year we celebrated 25 years from the passage of the Americans with Disability Act. We highlighted many successes, while...
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