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When this White Mama Had to Explain Slavery to Her Black Daughter

I met my daughter on a crisp spring evening when a caseworker brought her to our home as our first foster care placement. She was bald, beautiful and so tiny — nearly the size my biological sons were at birth although she was several months old. From the moment she was carried into our home […]

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Parenting the Privileged

We got rid of cable several months ago and haven’t missed it even a little bit. It’s been so refreshing to be able to go right to streaming services to select what we want to watch and don’t have to be as concerned with what commercials might pop up during a show our kids might […]

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Checking the “Other” Box

A long time ago I accepted the fact that when my husband and I had children, they would look more like him than they would me. No big deal. My husband is quite handsome, so I wasn’t worried. When we were in the market for our first home, we both agreed that we wanted to […]

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Did He Learn That From Me? {C.A.R.E.}

This piece is part of a series here at MKE Moms Blog entitled C.A.R.E. We want to initiate conversations about racial equality (CARE) and to call people into the discussion around social justice in our Milwaukee community and beyond. By having these conversations, even if they are uncomfortable at times, we hope to challenge ourselves and our […]

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Unlock the Doors {C.A.R.E.}

This piece is part of a series here at MKE Moms Blog entitled C.A.R.E. We want to initiate conversations about racial equality (CARE) and to call people into the discussion around social justice in our Milwaukee community and beyond. By having these conversations, even if they are uncomfortable at times, we hope to challenge ourselves and our […]

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Start Talking {C.A.R.E.}

This piece is part of a series here at MKE Moms Blog entitled C.A.R.E. We want to initiate conversations about racial equality (CARE) and to call people into the discussion around social justice in our Milwaukee community and beyond. By having these conversations, even if they are uncomfortable at times, we hope to challenge ourselves and our […]

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Milwaukee Needs Us to Listen {C.A.R.E.}

This is the first in a new series here at MKE Moms Blog entitled C.A.R.E. We want to initiate conversations about racial equality (CARE) and to call people into the discussion around social justice in our Milwaukee community and beyond. By having these conversations, even if they are uncomfortable at times, we hope to challenge ourselves and […]

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