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I am a Hyphenated Mama

I was at the doctor recently and was being asked the typical “prove your identity” questions. The nurse asked me to spell my last name. “DWYER-OLSON” I dutifully replied. To which she snidely said, “how do you spell hyphen?” Since the day I got married, I have been dealing with a certain amount of social […]

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Your Children See Color, but They Don’t Have Your Biases

In a perfect world, everyone would be treated equally. No one would be discriminated against because of their religion, gender, race, ethnicity, color, etc. However, we do not live in a perfect world and we must face our imperfections head on. Race/Color is a Social Construct One of those imperfections humanity has acquired is racism. First […]

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Tales and Woes of a Bashful Breastfeeder

Breastfeeding has worked for my babies and me. I’m grateful for the financial savings and for the extra calories burned, for the snuggles and for the convenience of just being able to feed on demand, regardless of time or place, since my breasts are with me at all times — except I don’t use that […]

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How Christmas Changes Along with the Tree

I would like to say that is was some earth-shattering change such as discovering that artificial trees are better for the environment or that someone in the family was allergic to the Christmas tree that caused us to consider changing our Christmas tree tradition. But, it was nothing so monumental. It was the simple fact […]

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