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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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Seeing Your Own Beauty

What if the reflection in the mirror is a stranger to you? That image smiling back is not how you see yourself. I’ve been struggling lately with this. Sometimes we get so critical of ourselves that we can’t see our true beauty. At our last team photo shoot, I was lucky enough to have my […]

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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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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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