Body Safety. 6 ways to protect your child from sexual abuse.

Growing up we didn’t talk about sex or our bodies. It wasn’t because my parents didn’t care to talk about it but moreso because you just didn’t back then. I say “back then” like it was SO long ago but really it wasn’t. Over the last 10 years I’ve seen and heard so many disturbing […]

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Shining a Light into the Dark

I suppose I realized that things might be different when I married a black man but I didn’t truly understand what “different” meant. When I was in highschool I remember sitting next to a few black boys and overhearing a conversation about their lunch at a nearby restaurant. “Yeah, my order was totally fine, but […]

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The Story I’ve Never Told

I got married when I was 18 years old. I remember thinking back then that ‘love’ was pretty permanent. My parents had a very strong marriage and I couldn’t imagine a day that I didn’t love my husband as much as I did when we got married, or that he would ever stop loving me. […]

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Just some beads and yarn

In our house, this is just called “beads.” While my 3-year-old uses this the majority of the time, my 6-year-old also enjoys this activity in a more complex way. All you need is beads and yarn in corresponding colors, I got both of these items from Hobby Lobby for less than $10.00. I cut pieces […]

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Pipecleaners and Pom Poms

Today’s activity was a desperate move on my part but it worked out WONDERFULLY! I ALWAYS have pipe cleaners and pom poms on hand, always. You can use them for so many things. If you key “activities with pipe cleaners and pom poms into Pinterest you get an endless sea of activities, plus they are so […]

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