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[MyBrownBaby] Not Like Oprah: Teaching Kids To Shine On Their Own Terms

  In 1988, I was thirteen years old and I wanted to be a singer. And a dancer. And a lawyer. And a writer. One out of four ain’t too bad, I suppose. I also wanted to be Oprah. Yes, as in THE Oprah Winfrey. I wanted the big, eighties, feathered hair. The Fashion Fair… Continue reading [MyBrownBaby] Not Like Oprah: Teaching Kids To Shine On Their Own Terms

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[MyBrownBaby] The Problem with Parenting From Your Own Pain

  I have a very hard time trusting God with my child. Yeah, I know how that sounds. Hey, I’m the first to admit that I’m no Hannah. Who’s Hannah? Hannah was a woman in the bible who begged God to remove her barrenness—okay, so maybe I’m a little like Hannah—and in exchange, agreed to… Continue reading [MyBrownBaby] The Problem with Parenting From Your Own Pain