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Moms Who Do It at Home

It’s a well-known story: women put aside their hopes and dreams to raise a family. As men statistically make more than women– women make 81.6 cents to the dollar according to the 2018 US Census Bureau— men’s careers historically take precedence in heterosexual relationships. This oftentimes leaves women struggling to juggle work, household duties, and

Open House Guide 2020

On average, and in normal times, children spend 1,000 hours each year in school, and that doesn’t include extracurricular activities. With school being such a huge part of a child’s life, it is important to find the perfect fit where a child can feel comfortable, challenged, and engaged. Fortunately, in the Toledo area we are

When Schools Go Above and Beyond

COVID-19 has confirmed for teachers, parents and students the importance of a traditional classroom setting. Students prefer learning in a real classroom over virtual attendance, and social skills absorbed through peer interaction cannot be learned virtually. Yet for medically fragile and immunocompromised students, physically attending school has its challenges, and few districts offer a combination

Letter from the Editor: My White Response to Black Lives Matter

Sometimes it’s wise to remain silent; other times it’s important to speak up. For me, this is a time to raise my voice in support of Black lives and to amplify Black voices whenever I can.  The senseless recent killings of Black Americans, regrettably, are nothing new. From young Emmett Till’s murder and mutilation in

Raising Children of Color in America

Parenting is a joyful experience, but no one can deny its challenges. As well, non-white families often face different challenges from their caucasian counterparts. Whether Muslim, African-American, Hispanic or another race or creed, families often experience racism in their lives, sometimes overt and sometimes subtle or nuanced. As parents, we all want to spare our