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Don’t Wait To Talk About Race

I don't remember having conversations about race and diversity when I was a child. I had Black friends in school, my family had Black friends and neighbors. We were all the same. Right? People are different. We experience the world differently and the world experiences us differently. If you asked me what it was like to try on clothes at a store … [Read More...]

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A Family Dinner Invitation

This post represents a compensated editorial partnership with The Family Dinner Project. Narrative and commentary are my own. My family has been rescued by a … [Read More...]

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extracurricular activities: we are doing them!

This week begins our entrance into the world of exciting extracurricular activities. When W was at pre school he would create these fantastic yarns about why he couldn't do something. "I'm sorry. I can't clean up my cars right now. I have to get ready for my … [Read More...]

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fears: met

One of my biggest fears not involving W, is a fear that I have had since I was a kid. It began when my feet started to grow and grow and balance was sometimes an issue. I remember being at the top of a flight of stairs and glancing down and realizing my feet … [Read More...]

Holiday Punch Recipes

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This morning I started thinking how nice a warm mug of homemade cider would be. I haven't yet purchased any this season, but the idea of the perfume of an apple harvest wafting through the house while I worked sounded brilliant. Not brilliant enough for me to … [Read More...]

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5 Random Things

Casey (aka Life With Roozle) did something totally random. Seriously this stuff never happens. She tagged me. To write about random stuff. Five random things to be precise. Seeing I was tagged made me feel all retro blogger. Remember when we weren't in a … [Read More...]

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Becoming Ouiser Boudreaux

I always hoped I would grow up to be a Clairee. The more honest I am with myself, and the closer I get to being 40, the more I need to accept I am a Ouiser. There is one line Ouiser says to M'Lynn that keeps running through my mind: I'm not crazy. I've just … [Read More...]

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