Transracial Adoption & Confronting My Own Biases

I walked into the lobby and pushed the arrow for the elevator. The metal doors slid open and a black man was standing inside. He had baggy pants on, dreads and a flat-billed baseball hat.  Eyes wide, I quickly scanned the situation.  Is he grabbing his waist band? Does he have drugs on him? What [...]

The Ugly Truth About COVID Co-Parenting

Alright friends, buckle up because I'm going to give this to you straight with no chaser (I've always wanted to say that). Co-parenting is tricky business, with or without a pandemic. There's constant shuffling of children from one house to the next all while trying not to unintentionally step on a landmine filled with your [...]

Dear School Districts, It’s Not the Access

Dear School Districts, I'm writing to let you know that some students' failure to complete work is not about access, it's about disruption and anxiety about the future. Some students have parents that are still working who do not have the time or energy to then teach their child lessons that are to be learned [...]

The Real Reason I’m Always Tired

     I'm tired. I'm tired all the time. The only time I have energy is after my morning coffee has kicked in, and even then it's only for about four hours. I suffer from what many moms suffer from, the superwoman syndrome that has plagued society for the past 20-30 years. We come from a [...]

7 Tips for Peaceful Co-Parenting

Co-parenting can be a challenge for many former couples. It is often something that people don't even discuss until they're deep in the throes of already doing it.  I've noticed with a few friends of mine that co-parenting isn't thought of thoroughly until their ex-partner does or says something they don't agree with, then voices [...]

Send Help, The Baby is Winning!

Help. Me. Help me, please! It has been a while since I've had to negotiate with a tiny chubby faced terrorist, but I can assure you they have evolved their tactics over the past 10 years. I was lulled into a false sense of security thinking I had won the battle of sleep training. Insert [...]