This April, like every April for the past 5 years, I asked myself: What should l share with friends and family for Autism Awareness Month? Lately, my focus is how to move from awareness to acceptance. Acceptance and Awareness When I...
Halloween is a day away - and if you are like me, you are JUST getting prepared for trick-or-treaters now. Also, if you are like me, you are not looking forward to all the candy that is sure to create...
While choking is a scary topic for us as parents, the good news is that it’s largely preventable! This post will provide you with information and tips to protect your little one from choking. Also, I am not a...
I had been enrolled in the FSA FEDS program since before I was a mom, and enrolled in the DCFSA since becoming a mom. Both are offered to federal employees, working parents may be eligible for FSA (flexible spending...
In my 13 years of marriage, I've had 7 pregnancies and 4 children. Pregnancies and Miscarriages In the beginning, pregnancy was difficult to achieve. I was very eager to become pregnant yet there was a year's delay. My first pregnancy ended...
In 2018, I wrote an article called How I’ve started Engaging My Children about Race. I was about two years into my journey of intentional awareness of the systemic racial oppression that exists in our world today and the...
Confused by the clouds  Eleven years ago, I began struggling with what I now refer to as “living under a dark cloud.” As a college student living in a new city, I felt like I was going insane. Triggered by...
In case you haven’t seen the Tweets, the Facebook posts or the emails -- It’s Screen-Free Week (April 29-May 30). No, screens are not the devil, and this post is not meant to preach. As a mom, I know as...
Mother's Day isn't just another Hallmark holiday  Mother's Day for most brings about memories of making cards and other treats for your mother. Then as adults, we have memories of mad dashes online to find some sort of gift or...
Veterans Day has always held special meaning to me. My great grandfathers served in the Army, my grandfather served in the Air Force, and my husband served in the Marines. When we lived in San Diego, I worked for...
Those two well-crafted lines from This Is Us summed up a huge culture shift for me since becoming a mama to my mixed-race son. While most weeks I’m sobbing from the show’s powerful emotional messages, this week felt like...
When grandpa is in a wheelchair, does it mean he can't play with his grandkids? Of course not! You just have to know how. All it takes is love, positivity, and a little music. December 3rd is International Day of Persons...
As a mother of children ranging from 18 to 3 years old, celebrating a holiday of any kind can run the gamut. They are often lovingly chaotic, and there are elements I do forget. I try to make sure...
This is a guest article written by Elle Cole from CleverlyChanging.com. World Sickle Cell Day is on June 19. Started in 2008 by the United Nations, the day helps raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Sickle Cell Disease is...

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Looking for where to get a COVID-19 vaccine for your child age 5 or older? Or maybe the most convenient place to get your...