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Turning Cruel Kids into Cool Kids: Tips for Raising Inclusive Families

 “What’s wrong with her eyes?” the girl asked, pointing at Chloe, my 1-year-old. We were at a friend’s child’s birthday party when another guest, a girl who may have been five or six years old, approached us with her question. I fixed a smile on my face and gave her my rehearsed response. “Chloe’s got […]

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Detroit Art: Your Next Passion Project Inspired

Passion projects seem to be all the craze. I understand why, too. They connect you to something you love and effortlessly ignite a fire in your belly. As moms, we all wear a thousand hats that keep us quite busy, and honestly, the thought of a new project may sound overwhelming. Actually, it may sound […]

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The Truth About Ramadan: You Might Be Surprised

Islam is completely foreign to me. I have a decent understanding of a variety of Christian religions, but my only knowledge of any Islamic holiday is a news clip, announcing the first or last day of the holiday and showing prayers. As Ramadan approaches, I realize that I need to learn more, and do better, […]

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Diversity and Inclusion Left My True Self Behind

Be proud of who you are and where you come from as long as you remain welcoming to others and respect everyone’s differences. Sounds like a “golden” rule at one point everyone hears learning about self and building respect for others. Race, culture, and economic status are irrelevant when it comes to a heart of a human and showing your soul to another who may […]

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Discussing Our Differences

Discussing Our Differences with Kids

Kids say the darndest things. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s a curse word (oh, that’s just my kid? Never mind . . . ), sometimes it’s accidentally offensive. But what do you do when it’s REALLY offensive? What if it’s racist? Let’s back-up a second. My kids will have infinitely more privilege than me. I’m talking […]

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