Moo, Code Switching, Microaggressions, and the African American Experience

  This morning, my youngest son Bryant, nicknamed "Moo", had his initial interview to be considered for participation in the Governor's School Program next summer.  This program is designed to expand the knowledge base of bright young minds in the subject of their choice within the curriculum. Bryant chose natural science for his potential learning…

The Story Continues

So, what happened next? Well, once we realized that Aaron’s speech and language were not developing in a timely manner, we started with testing to see what was going on. Between the ages of 18 months to 4, Aaron was tested a few times and given speech/language delay diagnoses. He also had difficulties with tying…

Self Care Sunday

Good morning! If we are honest with ourselves, we have become more busy than ever. As a result, we have neglected our internal “reset button.” The result has been a society of “unwell” people in every sense: biologically, psychological, and socially. The myth of “busyness” leads us to believe we MUST be doing something all…

Do It Afraid

Moment of Transparency: My cousin Monk mentioned the other day that she drove 12 hours for a cousin’s gathering a few weeks ago. I immediately chuckled, not only because we had a great time, but also because I had another “Do it afraid” moment. Everybody that knows me well knows this fact: if it’s hard…