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It’s Time to Celebrate Diversity {It’s Not a Bad Word}

photography: Rachelle Rawlings Photography Diversity (n) : the condition of having, or being composed of, differing elements; the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization. I’m sure that some people hear that word and roll their eyes while thinking, “Here we go with this […]

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4 Delightful Bilingual Books to Read with Your Child

4 Delightful Bilingual Books to Read with Your Child

Reading in Two Languages My son is growing up in a bilingual household, but he’s already chosen his dominant language – English. This doesn’t surprise me, given that the community surrounding him speaks English.  Therefore, I have to work harder to get him to engage in Spanish. It takes dedication, patience, and persistence on my part, […]

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8 Tremendous Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year

8 Tremendous Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Often referred to as Chinese New Year (or Tết in Vietnamese culture), the Lunar New Year is celebrated around late January to early February. An important time for many Asians, there are several ways to enjoy the festivities for the occasion. Here are eight ways to celebrate Chinese New Year in Wine Country: 1. Wear Red There’s […]

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The Selfish Truth of Neglecting Your Neighborhood School

I live in a town that could be appropriately described as “bougie”. We have tiny homes costing $500k, locally sourced meats in our restaurants, and organic coffees in our cafes. We drink amazing local wines, have community parades, farmer’s markets, and support local artisans and businesses on Shop Local Saturday. Every school in the district […]

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Breastfeeding as a New Mom:: In Celebration of Black Breastfeeding Week

Editor’s Note: Yasmin came for our special photo shoot to celebrate International Breastfeeding Week in late July. However, we chose to hold on to her post until Black Breastfeeding Week. We recognize that there are special conditions that limit black women from the comfort and opportunity to breastfeed, and we are honored that Yasmin is […]

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Embracing Diversity + Celebrating Black History Month through Books

Everyone in my immediate family is born in February.  Literally from February first to the very last day of the month.  Five birthday cakes, many-many candles, and an obvious reminder, we aren’t getting any younger. Also, the holiday of love is in your face for the first half of the month. Then suddenly people are prepping for Spring.  Pump the brakes, we are forgetting that February […]

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