Motherhood is powerful. Activism is transformative. Infuse the two, and you are a baby toting, curfew enforcing, social justice shouting, equality demanding, unstoppable force for A BETTER WORLD! Ain’t nobody that can stand in the way of a mamma with a mission.

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The KKK skeleton in my closet

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This post addresses Global Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities.   I had the opportunity to visit the The International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, NC recently with my girls. It is the place where, back during the civil rights movement, four brave …

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Moms, Pills, and Addiction: Changing the Conversation

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I felt like my organs were being crushed. I was so nauseous I could hardly breathe.  I tried to relax, to rest, but I couldn’t stop shaking. My jaw chattered uncontrollably, my hands quivered, my muscles and bones hurt in ways I never knew they could, and I was too w …

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Where’s the Beef??

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This post addresses Global Goal #13: Climate Action As a family, we started watching documentaries and eating air-popped popcorn topped with equal parts maple syrup and coconut oil and a bit of salt (trust me, it is a winning combination). When we do this, we call it …

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What are carbon offsets…and why should I care?

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This post addresses Global Goal 13: Climate Action (take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts) We just returned from an amazing trip to Costa Rica (don’t hate us)! It was truly beautiful and so much fun. We played in the ocean, soaked in the s …

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Teaching Activism: Getting Creative

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Activist: A person who campaigns to bring about political or social change. "Anyone can be an activist", I tell my kids. "It isn't something that only grown-ups or famous people can do. Just think about what's important to you. What do you care deeply about? (Make a l …

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Feel the LOVE? …Share the LOVE!

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This post primarily addresses Global Goal #1 (No Poverty), but it has the potential to address Goals 2 (Zero Hunger), 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Gender Equality), and 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation)! Learn more about why this matters …

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Audi Super Bowl Commercial Causes Mind-Boggling Controversy

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I just watched the new Audi Super Bowl commercial. It has a powerful message of hope for young girls everywhere: that equal pay is something they might have and see in the future. The message about equality was heartfelt and inspiring to me as I raise daughters w …

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When I was the one in danger, they saved me: LET THEM IN

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I am going to just be candid with you. My head is swirling, my heart is aching, and I just don’t even know where to start. I want to say something that delivers such a punch, that you instantly care and read. I want to shake you and beg you to listen to my story. …

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My Daughter’s 4th Grade Textbook

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This post addresses Global Goals #4 and #10! Learn more about why this matters here. #17in17 It was as evening like any other school night in November, we had just finished dinner and my kids were wrapping up their homework. My 4th grader asked me if I would quiz her u …

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