Family Movies Addressing Racial Injustice

30+ Family Movies Addressing Racial Injustice

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Many parents are holding space for conversations about racial injustice with our children in order to educate, foster empathy and promote an anti-racist future world. We know that our children are hearing our conversations,...

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...

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...

Sometimes being told to stay-at-home puts families in danger-at-home

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Between March 16 and April 5 of this year, SAFE had 41 child abuse/parenting related calls. Last year during the same timeframe, SAFE had just 17 calls. Our social media feeds are now filled with...

Recovering From the “Busy Trap” | It’s Time To Do All the Things We...

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New York Times writer, Tim Kreider wrote an article in 2012 coined “The ‘Busy’ Trap.” He described our lives as one that was filled with work, activities and obligations. Our children are even over-scheduled....

For SAHMs Everyday is Monday

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Say it ain’t so, but yes, as a stay-at-home-parent, most days feel very mundane and monotonous, even on the glorious weekend.  We wake (hopefully before the child(ren), make breakfast, get the laundry going, make...

Homebody at Heart

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"Ain't nobody like a homebody." Is a sign you will see perched in a few different corners of Magnolia Market by Joanna and Chip Gaines. For those of you who are a homebody at heart,...

I Want Less Out Of 2020

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We spend our whole lives seemingly wanting more. More money. More travel. More space. More stuff. More friends. More activities. More EVERYTHING. Well, I’m just about burnt out on MORE. For 2020, I want LESS. I want less...

I Have A 504 Meeting For My Kid…Help!

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Approximately 2.8 million children in the United States are diagnosed with a disability- a physical, mental, or emotional impairment.  Researchers believe the true number is much higher, as many children are not diagnosed until...

There’s No Hierarchy For Pain (And Other Lessons From The NICU)

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Ten weeks ago, I sat in my then three-day-old daughter’s isolation room in the NICU, sobbing to the head nurse. In between the sobs were apologies: “I’m sorry you have to waste your time comforting me....