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Iceberg Moments: We Are Exactly Who Our Children Need

I don’t know about you, but having kids in my thirties was harder than expected. I always knew I wanted kids, a daughter for sure. God in his wisdom gave me two boys. I love my boys deeply, they just weren’t what I expected or what I planned for.   As a child, I envisioned my marriage, my children. These visions played out in every baby and Barbie […]

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Parenting: Good Luck With That

Sometimes, so much of being a mom seems like nothing more than having parenting luck. When I see those parents who are always talking about how good their kid is and how easily they do this or that, I’m thinking that parent lucked out. I mean, sure we play a role in our kid’s personality, […]

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Overprotect: What Britax and Military Moms Have in Common

  How long have you been a part of the military? This doesn’t have to be as active duty. You also can be “just” the spouse or “just” the dependent. Whether it is one day or 30 years, you will learn quickly that the military has many programs and regulations in place focused on your […]

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Raising Strong Black Sons: A Call to Action

I figured my mother to be a huge crime-book enthusiast as I was coming of age. She used to incessantly say that her biggest fear was of mistaken identity. Really!?! A 48-year-old single mother and middle school history teacher being mistaken for murder? On the run as Federal Marshal Tommy Lee Jones leads a search […]

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