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Party rules

So my following note to a very helpful grandma of one of my daughter’s friends sums up the insane whirlwind of this season’s birthday parties: “I just wanted to thank you for all of your help with the kids today. … Continue reading

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With cupped palms receive blessings

My work world went and got itself in a big ole hurry while I was sick and on bedrest and then maternity leave. Sure, I returned to the same political squabbles that seem to define Congressional dealings these days. There … Continue reading

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HerStory…5,000 views strong

They sat there, the two of them, my caramel-colored friend and, as she puts it, my “peanut butter vanilla” colored daughter, lovingly combing each other’s tresses. They are daughters of Africa raised in America—one from Egypt the other from the … Continue reading

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Winners never quit? Not so sure about that…

Our three year old hates soccer. Really. Hates. It. And we’re considering letting her quit. Week after week, we’ve watched as missing a kick or drill sends her shrinking inside herself. She crumbles and crouches low on her ball, often … Continue reading

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“Good” schools vs. “bad” schools? Look behind the numbers

As I bumped along on the bus earlier this week, I overheard an interesting conversation between two African American women. It went something like this: Woman 1:”Girl, I really hope we get into school X.” Woman 2: “I know right, … Continue reading

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On seeking and offering forgiveness

I have hurt. I have been hurt. I have believed that the hurt was deserved. And for this I seek and offer forgiveness. One of my favorite spiritual sisters is hosting a 40 day forgiveness meditation circle. For the next … Continue reading

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