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Recently I was at an event with other parents and everyone was chit chatting about their summer vacations. Their summer adventures sounded amazing, exotic and, basically, like a vacation Pinterest board in the making. Their family vacation plans “Oh we're going...
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I'm a black woman of Jamaican descent and I have been married to my white husband for almost 10 years. We have 3 beautiful biracial children. To me, my marriage to him is pretty basic. We go through things most...
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