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Reflections On A New Normal mothering in color

We have heard a lot of talk recently about getting back to normal.I am deeply grateful to be among the living at this point in our pandemic history, and while I would love if COVID-19 were no longer a global threat, I’m not so sure that going back to normal is ever possible.  

I...

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A Praise Song for Amanda Gorman mothering in color

It has taken me longer than usual to write this Mothering in Color post. I did not realize just how much I had been holding on to during the four years of the Trump Presidency, nor did I realize how heavy I was feeling while holding my breath through seemingly endless vote counts and recounts and...

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November 7, 2020 mothering in color

My very first Mothering in Color post was written in the beginning months of the Trump Presidency, in 2017, which seems so long ago now. It was entitled “What’s a Mom to Do in the Age of Trump.” 

In that post, I credited Donald Trump with making me a better mother...

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Just Breathe... mothering in color

I have tried many times to write this post. For weeks, I have wrestled with what to write to make sense of everything that has happened over the last three months (that go back 400 years). 

I am terrified. There’s just no other way to say it. The confluence of so many traumas, each on...

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The Day Wakanda Died mothering in color

It had already been a difficult month. Hell, every month in 2020 has been difficult, but this one was extra. Extra extra. Another police shooting of an unarmed Black man caught on tape, this time the victim was Jacob Blake, a father from Kenosha, Wisconsin, shot seven times in the back while...

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