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Multicultural Parenting in the Trump Era

It is official – Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. Given his highly divisive campaign and approach to politics, this fact has many American minorities wringing their hands in worry. However we need to keep things in perspective. While Mr. Trump may have been a star in reality TV, that does…

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How To Have A Fabulous Baby Shower And Not Go Broke

When I graduated from college with my BA, I learned an important lesson: celebrate life whenever you can. At the time, I was a 29 year old nontraditional student. I was just happy to have a degree in hand. But my mother implored me to have a graduation party; especially since I was the first…

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The Movie ‘Barry’ Was A Soft Letdown

Ever since I saw the trailer, I really wanted to see the movie Barry on Netflix. I have yet to read any of the books that Barack Obama published on his life, so I was eager to see a bit of our current President’s formative years fleshed out on film. Well the movie didn’t really…

Afterthoughts of a Third Party Voter

This past Tuesday I patiently waited for my boyfriend to get off of work so that he could watch my 3 week old baby so that I could go vote. It was 3 p.m., and I was the only voter at my polling location. Two gentlemen were there to support the campaign efforts of local…

A Poor Woman’s Cable: Streaming TV

About 10 years ago, I ditched cable TV. Initially it was because I was hardly ever at home, I had a decent DVD collection, and of course, it just cost way too much. About 4 years ago, I signed up for Netflix (I used to do their DVD-by-mail service, remember that?) and I haven’t looked…

The Worst Payday Loan Company Ever

So I have a rant that I need to get out of my system. After more than a year, I had to bite the bullet and get a payday loan. The torque converter went in my car around the middle of June. After being without a car for more than two weeks (and paying for…

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My Transabdominal Cerclage

This is a kind of off-the-wall topic compared to what I usually blog about, but I decided to share my story and experience and add to the chorus of women’s voices who have this issue. What’s the issue exactly? Well I have something called an incompetent cervix. This is a problem, where if I had…