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A Better Way: Wrestling With All This “New Fangled” Discipline

(originally published on MyBrownBaby.com) Long before Adrian Peterson’s story hit the news, my hubby and I have been wrestling with the whole to spank or not to spank argument. Both of us grew up with parents who believed whole-heartedly in the doctrine of “spare the rod, spoil the child.” (Although some believe the use of… Continue reading A Better Way: Wrestling With All This “New Fangled” Discipline

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#WhyIStayed – Teaching Our Children What Love Looks Like

I was stunned the first time it happened. We were driving and arguing about something that obviously wasn’t that important because I can’t, for the life of me, remember what it was. Arguments were our norm. I was always trying to find a way to not make him mad. To not send him off on… Continue reading #WhyIStayed – Teaching Our Children What Love Looks Like

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It Could Have Been Me: When Stupidity Means Death and Other Fears of a Mother

(originally published on MyBrownBaby.com) I drank too much that night. I was nineteen years old, hanging out with friends in my dorm, listening to music, playing spades and sipping for the first time on something I’d never heard of until then: MD 20/20. Yep, I was nineteen. And dumb. Not dumb as in unintelligent or… Continue reading It Could Have Been Me: When Stupidity Means Death and Other Fears of a Mother