Mothers-in-Law, Oft Forgotten on Mother’s Day

May 8, 2016

If I could just show you a photograph, it would tell you the 1000 words I’m having trouble finding myself. She would have been a slight thing with a mop of curly hair, dungarees, and no shoes. Her gingham pinafore was likely tattered by day’s end, which made her mother succumb to the rolled up […]

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Moms+SocialGood — What do you wish were true for every child, everywhere?

May 5, 2016

Moms +SocialGood is a one-day event dedicated to empowering mothers around the world to create a better future for themselves and their families. I’m thrilled beyond measure to be speaking at the event this year. I’ll be in New York today at the New York Times Center. What an opportunity to connect the Global Moms community to leading experts, notable […]

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Your Car Is a Weapon

May 3, 2016

  I was admittedly swept up in a moment of vanity as I was checking my hair in the rearview mirror at the red light. Tiny wisps had been dragging between the space between my glasses and my eyelids so I was doing a quick finger comb. I was sweeping my hair off my face […]

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Prince, My Soundtrack

April 23, 2016

  The collective gasp heard ‘round the world on Thursday must be what it sounds like when doves cry. I get weepy, even more so than usual. My sons think I’m nuts. I sniveled in carpool, wiping snot on my sleeve and thanking the sun for warranting dark glasses as I pulled up to the […]

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On Flattery

April 20, 2016

When is a compliment earnest and when is it unsavory? In the last few weeks I’ve been approached by strangers (all men) to tell me they like my dress or I carry myself well or that I must have a “lucky fella” at home. I was even told in the airport, “Don’t take this wrong. […]

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Food Bank is Vital to Our Community

April 19, 2016

There are two things that are important to me – my kids and other kids. Feeding families, whether my own or others, is always top of mind. Food is about so much more than sustenance. Our dinner table is the nucleus of our family, yet many families don’t have that luxury. I volunteer as a […]

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One North Carolina Dad’s Thoughts on HB 2

April 18, 2016

My friend Matt penned this post that I wanted to share here. You’ll read his words and see that he’s a man bursting with integrity and compassion. Matt is my people. Read on and you’ll see why.   I am a dad. And, like most dads, I want to protect my children. I want to […]

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Waxing about Waxing

April 4, 2016

I am not a fussy, high maintenance kind of girl. The one thing I do routinely to tend to myself and my grooming is get my brows waxed. I was born with the most unfortunate unibrow, and it took me well into adulthood to learn that I could actually do something about it. I suppose […]

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ISO Some Perfect Things

March 23, 2016

I’m straying from my political rants and activism for a moment. I have some pressing issues that are much more superficial in nature. Hey, I’m human. This humanity innately makes me a hypocrite too. I grapple with my own shortcomings and hypocrisy. How am I going to save the world while I also covet designer […]

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Growth Mindset and Politics

March 22, 2016

There is a paradox in how we talk about politics and how we talk about raising children. There’s a lot of chatter in schools about growth mindset these days. We encourage our children to focus on how they can re-channel negativity to think about what they can accomplish rather than wallow in what they cannot do. […]

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