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Poem: “Our Mothers”

Do you ever wonder about the mother of Moses?

  • 04/28/2022
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Real-World Solutions to Adverse Childhood Experiences

More than half of all Minnesotans have had one or more ACEs, according to the most recent Minnesota Department of Health study.

  • 04/28/2022
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Why the World Doesn’t Deserve Black Children: The Peculiar Birthing Rights of Black Women

It was her words “how dare you” that made me sit with my ideas about reproductive rights.

  • 04/28/2022
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Signs of Hope in Climate Leader Baby Boom

The climate leaders I spoke with do not pretend that the future will be without challenges.

  • 04/28/2022
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Phases of the Mom

My own mom frequently said she knew I was growing up when I stopped holding her hand and realized I had become a woman when I reached for her again.

  • 02/28/2022
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The Poetry of Family

Sometimes it can be easier for people to open up to a stranger.

  • 04/23/2021
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Tapestry: Finding Joy & Inspiration in a Pandemic

Margaret Hasse and Sharon DeMark: Shelter During the distress of pandemic, political unrest, and grievous social injustices, we sought to

  • 01/21/2021
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Work, Motherhood, & Pandemic

“Families were communal in the past. I hope that this is something we take away [from the pandemic] — how can we lend support to one another?”

  • 01/21/2021
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How We Got the Dog

When COVID-19 hit, it seemed like the stars had finally aligned for canine camaraderie.

  • 07/24/2020
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From Daughter to Son

A mother shares her own journey as she navigates alongside a child whose gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation evolved

  • 05/26/2020
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An Unknown Origin Story

On a January day in 2001, my mother and I sat together in the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota

  • 12/23/2019