I'm notorious for dodging Susie at carpool. I don't actually know a "Susie," however, I think we all know the one mom or group of moms who just so happen to have the 411 on everyone. In their most...
As educators, we are dedicated to being culturally responsive. It is our duty to ensure that every child, no matter their cultural and ethnic backgrounds, are afforded excellent and equitable educational opportunities. As educators, we work tirelessly to create...
I was still pregnant with my son, Wyatt, when I wandered onto a pregnancy board on BabyCenter.com dedicated to parents of children like mine. It hadn't been long since I had been told he would have Down syndrome, and...
This summer, I turned 40. There, I said it. I turned 40. I wasn't the one who had a fab girls' trip and embraced every second of the new decade. I was anti-celebration. Didn't even want to talk about...
It’s been four years since our son was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. He was officially diagnosed the beginning of first grade and after much consideration, discussion, research and sleepless nights, we started him on medication...
Look at those muscles! Let me guess, you're a mom of multiples? (No offense, but I could also tell by the size of the dark circles under your eyes. I've got them, too.) Giant arm muscles (in addition to...
I walked into the high school to drop off my son's badge recently when I heard another parent engage a group of teenagers sitting on a bench just outside the entrance with their phones. "going to school isn't good enough...
“That’s weird…” It was a response I had gotten from a grown woman. It was a response my husband got from a grown man. The fact that me, my husband, our unborn daughter, my bonus son, his mom, her...
Anxiety is considered to be the no. 1 mental health concern facing America’s children. Even if a child does not have a diagnosed “anxiety disorder,” anxiety can be problematic enough to impact their quality of life. All parents can...
I honestly think hurricane days are God's way of telling us it is time to slow down and to really enjoy quality family time. Yes, I mean completely stopping the everyday hustle to work and school, the long list...
"Can we please evacuate? PLEASE!!!" I begged my husband. "I'm so over Florida!" I was five months pregnant, and we had just moved across the country to Jacksonville less than a month before. Hurricane Matthew was pounding Haiti, and...
To clarify: This article isn’t about the disparate amount of responsibility that falls squarely onto a mother’s shoulders and why that’s not fair. (Though it generally does, and it’s really not.) This article is about me letting go of...

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