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Love Lessons :: Words to Our Children About Race and Racism

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There are endless difficult conversations parents know they must have with children over the course of their lives. World-wide Black Lives Matter protests sparked...

Sprucing Up Your Space :: Quarantine Edition

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Growing up, my big sister and I were total opposites when it came to our bedrooms. Hers was messy, mine was neat. She rarely...

My Menstrual Cup Tell-All

According to my Amazon order history, I’ve been using a menstrual cup since February, 2018. Two years of use probably makes me a bit...

Straight from the Dermatologist :: Protecting Your Glowing Pregnancy Skin

While pregnancy often includes crazy food cravings, heartburn, and swollen ankles, there's one bodily change not often discussed: pregnancy skin and how to care...
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What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag When Having Twins (or Other Multiples)

Every aspect of being a parent is new to me. I find myself searching for advice about various topics online. I was surprised by...

Black Americans are Grieving – It’s Time for White Americans to Acknowledge Their Pain

*Black Americans are grieving. Your Black friends, co-workers, acquaintances, and the strangers you pass on the street are carrying a heavy weight on their...

Screen Time for Kids :: Friend or Foe?

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Picture this: it’s a nice late spring morning. It's sunny, slightly breezy, the birds are chirping, and there's the smell of freshly cut grass....

A Letter from an African American Boy to His White Friends

This post I am writing to you today is different. Our world is different. Here in 2020, racism and racial injustice are still real....

A Father’s Day Gift That Will Keep on Giving :: An Interview With My...

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As a journalist, I interview people all the time. But on Father’s Day 2018, I decided to interview my dad. We were at my...

Vulcan’s Thunder on the Mountain 2020 :: Celebrating Resiliency and Hope

While so many events, plans, parties, and graduations have been cancelled due to COVID-19, there's one annual event that I'm happy to report is...

Juneteenth :: Little Known American History

Almost everyone is familiar with Independence Day, also known as the 4th of July, but very few are aware of the holiday that is...

Southern Hospitality :: Use Paper Plates and Other Tips for the Easily-Stressed Hostess

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Southerners are known for their hospitality, but after six years of living here, I’m convinced that it’s friendliness--not hospitality--that is actually the way of...

I Watched My Husband’s Vasectomy

I wasn’t planning on it, but yes, I watched my husband’s vasectomy. It happened quickly; they called him back to the room where he...

Sanity-Saving Summer Activities in Birmingham :: Quarantine Edition

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Last year I posted my 25 ideas for summer activities in Birmingham. But . . . that was 2019 -- you know, before COVID-19...

Thoughts as I Adjust to My New Role as a Stay-at-Home Mom

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Life As We Know It I never would've thought I'd be a stay-at-home mom. My life has always been fast-paced, and I've had the "let's...

Unprecedented Times :: Being Pregnant During a Pandemic

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I realize the last post you read of mine here on Birmingham Mom Collective detailed my journey and reflections with secondary infertility. I finally...

The Beauty I’ve Found in Quarantine Living

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Recently I asked a homeschooling friend if she was tempted to gloat over all the mamas now homeschooling their kiddos for the first time....

Silent When Faced with Racism

This is an uncomfortable post for me to write. I have deleted and restarted it more times than I want to admit. It is...

Visiting the Big Island, Hawaii :: Traveling Vicariously During the Pandemic

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im.ag.i.na.tion noun: the ability of the mind to build mental scenes, objects, or events that do not exist, are not present, or have happened...

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Vulcan’s Thunder on the Mountain 2020 :: Celebrating Resiliency and Hope

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While so many events, plans, parties, and graduations have been cancelled due to COVID-19, there's one annual event that I'm happy to report is...

Sanity-Saving Summer Activities in Birmingham :: Quarantine Edition

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Last year I posted my 25 ideas for summer activities in Birmingham. But . . . that was 2019 -- you know, before COVID-19...

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