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My First Ever Mommy Retreat

“How in the h*ll am I going to mother four children? ME!!” This was the question that gnawed at me while I was pregnant with my fourth child. I know myself and I would never be the one to say, “Yeah! give me four little people.” This job takes alllll of me. And to be […]

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How Stories of Diversity Shape Me as a Mom

I, like the majority of the world, had no idea about the lives of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and the other “colored computers” of NASA. It is one of many American stories of diversity that have been lost along the way. The recently released film about the above mentioned women, “Hidden Figures”, couldn’t […]

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Coalition Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week 2016

Giving Honor Where Honor is Due: Thank You, Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition

A few months ago I walked into Meijer with my youngest, MJ. She was comfortably nursing in my ring sling and I was focused on my shopping. As I walked toward the carts an older black woman stopped me and asked: “Do you think she should be eating all out like that?” She wasn’t disrespectful […]

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