Category Archives: Parenting

Caring for Yourself as You Parent After a Trump Election

Caring for yourself as a parent following the Trump election. Continue reading

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4 Things To Know If Your Child Comes Out To You

There are lots of posts about responses to hypothetical coming out. But what about when it really happens? Four things to know if your child comes out. Continue reading

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To the Mamas of Black Boys

To the Mamas of Black Boys, I don’t know how you do it. How you look fear in the face every morning and go on in spite of it. I get it a little bit – every mama of boys … Continue reading

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Broken Family, Whole Family

I was texting with another friend who went through a divorce recently. We were talking about holidays and how much it sucks sorting through the details of pick-ups and drop-offs and all of that yuck. And she texted, “I don’t … Continue reading

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What To Expect When Your Friends Are Expecting…And You Aren’t

When I was pregnant a decade ago with my first batch of kids, I had lots of friends who were going through the same thing. We experienced¬†pregnancy cravings together, enjoyed one another’s baby showers, shared the good and bad advice … Continue reading

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Cankles and Fragile Joy

It’s just 9:30 in the morning, and I can already tell that by the time I get home tonight after teaching, my ankles are going to disappear into my calves. They’re not swollen yet, but it’s coming. Because when you’re … Continue reading

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