A Teen’s View of Tracking Apps

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In the blink of an eye, our teens are independent. They have a life outside of us. They are walking around the Domain, going bowling, going out to eat after school, driving (!), riding...

When did my brown-skinned boy become a threat? The pandemic of racism.

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As I sit at my desk and look out at the calmness before me in nature, it would be easy to retreat into this piece of heaven. However, this sense of calmness does not...

If you’re going to use your white privilege, do so in a positive way...

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Hello Loves. 2020 has definitely been one for the books. I'm sure many of us didn't think that we'd be living during a time such as this. For years, my people have done their...

Ending Racism Starts At Home

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Like most of the world, I was shocked and upset by the news of what happened to George Floyd. For police brutality and injustice to happen again and again in our country is appalling...

7 Tips for Foster Parents

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You’ve done all the paperwork, taken all the classes, passed all the home inspections, and you're FINALLY a licensed foster mom expecting your first placement. It’s time to meet the little one that will...

What to Expect at the Hospital with Your Kid During COVID-19

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So, we’re in the middle of a pandemic and not only do you have to make a visit to the ER with your child, but you now learn he or she has to be...
Dear Teacher in the midst of COVID-19

Dear teachers, I hope you go back feeling like the heroes you have been...

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Dear Teachers, thank you. Thank you for the at-home lessons and activities. In many ways, they have been a life-saver, a connection to other humans and a means of accountability at times when my...
moms this mother's day

What every dad needs to be saying to moms this Mother’s Day

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To all the moms every day, but especially this Mother's Day... we see you. We see long nights and early mornings...we see tired faces that shift into smiles when the little ones come running…We...

Dear High School Senior,

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Dear High School Senior, {in this case, my son, Jayden} I am not sure where to begin this letter, when I first wrote this letter to you it was Pre-Covid-19 when life was...

50 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

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On April 22, 1970 - 50 years ago - the United States celebrated the first Earth Day as a way to provide a voice to what was happening on our planet. This celebration brought...