My Kids Are Lucky to Have Me: Part I

So many blog posts celebrate motherhood through odes to children.  I can understand why; I, too, think my children are pretty awesome.  I’m only a mother because of them, so I cannot help but feel grateful for their presence. I know I’m lucky to have them. But, quite honestly, I also think they are lucky […]

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New on CocoaMamas: Racial Microaggressions in Elementary School

Hi all — Have a new post up on CocoaMamas. Photo: Me! All rights reserved. Our school district has recently started a new task force looking at minority achievement. In such a resource rich district, but also with many social inequalities, its unsurprising but still really angering that we have disparities in the rate of […]

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How Being the Default Parent Is Your Fault

After venting about how I was coordinating some kid-based activity from 50 miles and 90 minutes away from the action, all while my spouse was zero miles and zero minutes away from the action, my co-worker sent me an article. It was like reading about my life. In her article, The Default Parent, M. Blazoned discussed […]

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the times you let your children down

I work crazy long hours. The hours aren’t actually crazy, but since my commute is 1.5 hours each way, it feels crazy. I see my children in the morning before they go to school (had to work my way into that flexibility) and then for an hour or so when I get home before they […]

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In the Beginning

I was a sensitive child. I felt every emotion like a tsunami, full blast. I was a crier. Every emotion burst through tears. In my generation, I feel as though unless the emotion was not joy, children were not really allowed to have negative emotions. As I’ve heard from countless peers, expressing displeasure with your […]

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The Joy: Reflection on my Seventh Year as a Mother

Unsure of what the balance held I touched my belly overwhelmed By what I had been chosen to perform Seven years ago, I felt this way. Seven years ago the most amazing, sacred, and scary thing happened to me. But then an angel came one day Told me to kneel down and pray For unto […]

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naked

I’m starting to talk myself back into the impostor syndrome. It’s been a little over three months since my precious baby boy was born. It’s been about 12 months since I’ve made any significant headway into my work. Despite knowing the  amount of time it takes to deal with a baby in the early months and […]

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How Wii Do The Holiday Break

I admit it: I am damn happy break is over. O.V.E.R. Because these kids are getting on my last nerve. If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you know that I love my children from the inside-out, frontwards and back, but I’m not cut out for this 24-7 contact. While most of […]

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i’ve been tagged…now you’re it

I’ve bee tagged by New Soc Prof and I’m very excited as it’s the first time I’ve been tagged. But then I got sad because what I’m supposed to do will reveal how cliche my life is and the narrow band of books I am reading these days. But alas, what can you do? The […]

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