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Single Mother Guilt

Most mothers feel mommy guilt at one point or another. Whether it’s guilt from working outside of the home or the guilt that a mother...
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D-Day (Drop Off Day)

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Poetry: “Sunshine” by Alexis Tyler Austin

sunshine by Alexis Tyler Austin my son shines. a reflection reflective of me. of him. Of us. with breastfeeding comes burping came the breeding of brilliance. he a-b-c’d me into acknowledgment of all possibilities: endless. he will know 1-2-3 strikes...
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To Have or To Have Not?

It wasn’t 10 minutes into our happy hour, as we waited patiently for the over-enthused waiter with the punk-rocked hair to bring our drinks,...
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14 Children’s Books With Black Characters to Buy This Season

The Holiday season is quickly approaching and you know what that means. Lists, get-togethers, and tubes of wrapping paper cluttering up the hall closet until...
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Dear Indy Parent Coach: Help, I’m Hanging On By A Thread!

Dear Indy Parent Coach, My house is in chaos! My husband and I are going through a rough time. He has moved into the spare...
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Are You Ready for a Baby?

The thought of bringing a child into the world can be both exciting and absolutely terrifying. After 40 weeks of planning and waiting for your...

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