Adopting a pet is a big responsibility but weighing in on the pros, it will be a great addition to your family and a great companion to your child. Growing up, my parents introduced me and my brother to...
Teaching my multiracial children about black history was not always my first priority. My oldest child was born very pale, and I often got asked if she was mine. I worried about whether or not the constant questioning about her...
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Do you steal your kids’ candy on Halloween? Don’t be shy about admitting it. According to a survey conducted by Crest, 86 percent of parents admit to stealing their children’s candy. I’m guilty of it. My husband is guilty of...
I’ve personally never been very good at math. In fact, most of my family – including extended family – does not like it as a subject. I struggled with math throughout elementary school, middle school, high school and even...
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2020 has been a crazy year so far. With the quarantine forcing us to stay at home, it can be difficult to concentrate on learning anything new. Whether you work from home or work away from home, having your children home...
The stores are ready, the schools are almost ready, but are you ready? Sharpen your pencils and pack up those book bags because it is August and the school year will soon be in session. If you’re a teacher you...
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The other day while trying to clean up I asked my son to help me. He is 4, so some days he is really helpful and some days he has his own agenda. On this particular day I got...
When I was a child I would spend all day playing. During the summer months I would spend my waking hours outside, barely coming in to eat unless my mom forced me to or bribed me. During the colder...
After we lost our son, a lot of people wanted to do something but really didn’t know what to do. When a baby dies, it upsets the natural balance of the world and it is a very uncomfortable topic...
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