16 Lessons I Learned From My Daughter With Special Needs Turning 16

Until 2002, I had no idea what was Down syndrome and how it would turn my life upside down. It seems just like yesterday that I was 38-years-old and pregnant. I was considered high-risk, which landed me at the geneticist office of Research Medical Center in Kansas City. I had to undergo a prenatal test…Read more 16 Lessons I Learned From My Daughter With Special Needs Turning 16

The Lost Sign of a Disciple

Hundreds of thousands of students took to the streets to protest gun violence last Saturday across the nation. I wanted to march with the 6,000 people in Kansas City but I couldn't. Instead, I watched the Fox 4 Kansas City Facebook live stream and followed the conversation on Twitter.

When You’re Captive in an Unrelenting Hard Circumstance

"Get out of my room," she said with her hand her hip. "No, I'm not getting out or your room. I'm not your servant and you need to be respectful." D'Andra pushed me and tried to force the door to close on me. I walked into the living room to get a break and regroup.…Read more When You’re Captive in an Unrelenting Hard Circumstance

Dear Young Mom,

I read your posts on Facebook lamenting the fact you have to go back to work leaving your baby. Or you're wondering how you can keep a clean house, take care of multiple littles and work a job. My heart goes out to you! I want to go to your house, give you a massage,…Read more Dear Young Mom,

Why You Should Watch ’13 Reasons Why’

While I was walking towards the edge of Stagg High School, my blond friend, Wanda, breathlessly ran up to me. "We heard you were getting jumped today so I brought Janice and Terry with me." Janice was a beautiful Hispanic girl who I knew since I was 10-years-old and Terry was a stunning strawberry blond…Read more Why You Should Watch ’13 Reasons Why’