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The Senses

September 23, 2023
It’s 8:45 am and our son Sam and I are at the Hannaford Supermarket. It's Sunday and we are trying to get in and out before the crowds of people. The lights are bright in the store and the smell of cooking muffins fills the air. Our son is wearing PJ pants because we compromised that he could wear...
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This I Know

September 22, 2023
This world is made up of beautiful beings. I know this because l am helping to raise some of the very best. My name is Melissa. Together, my husband Shawn and I are raising two amazingly awesome kids. Our kids are gifted, intelligent, artistic, and funny. We are a neurodivergent (autism+adhd)...
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Breaking Through: It’s Not About the Wine, Government Shutdowns Explained and More

September 11, 2023
On the radio show this week we cover how “it’s not about the wine” and why hard-working moms need tools and opportunities to thrive; what’s happening with the potential government shutdown; why improved resources for people having babies while serving in the military matter to everyone; and how to support diaper banks.
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Caregiver Burnout and Ways to Cope

August 31, 2023
Caregiver burnout is a real thing, and it can happen to anyone who is responsible for the care of another person. Moms are especially vulnerable to burnout, as they often take on a lot of responsibility for their children's physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Whether you are a single parent...
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Story Shapers logo - Diverse Books for All Parent Ambassadors program

The Story Shapers National Parent Cohort

July 4, 2023
At such a critical time around the country for diverse books and the increase in book bans, we have been empowering families and caregivers to advocate in partnership with the Diverse Books for All coalition. States like Florida, Texas, South Carolina, and more have experienced active removal of...
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Pride Month
ProgressPride quilt pattern

Coming out… to my kids

June 30, 2023
When I was a kid, I saw my parents and maybe all adults as these immutable beings who had everything figured out. Now that I’m a parent myself, I’ve realized that we never stop growing, that everyone can change, including me. Of course, as an activist, this is my great hope: that people can and...
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Pride Month

How the Queer Ballroom Scene Shows Us the Meaning of Family

June 30, 2023
The LGBTQ+ Ballroom Scene has become a sanctuary for many across the globe. Here, individuals can showcase their talent, find support, and embrace who they truly are. The origin of Ballroom can be traced back to the 1960s where those within the LGBTQ+ Community, especially Black and Latinx...
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Pride Month

Protecting the freedom to read in New Hampshire

June 30, 2023
Summer is my favorite time of year - not just because the legislative session is mostly wrapped up, but also because of the warm weather (I type, as it continues to be cold and rainy outside) - AND because of Pride and the time that we take to intentionally highlight and uplift love for the LGBTQ+...
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Pride Month
Grace Linn's quilt opposing book bans

Facing the real forces behind book bans

June 16, 2023
I was enraged, but not surprised when The Washington Post reported recently that “an analysis of book challenges from across the nation shows the majority were filed by just 11 people.” While many on the far-right would have us believe there is some kind of grassroots groundswell against teaching...
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Pride Month

Supporting LGBTQIA+ Parents on Child Care

June 15, 2023
Take a moment to envision a beautiful future where families and children are happy and thriving. Where inclusion and compassion are core community values and caregivers are supported as together we build the strong foundation needed to truly uplift our future generations. What would this strong,...
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