"Mommy?"

"Mommy?"

"Mommy?"

That's the soundtrack of a working mom's day during COVID.

And let me state up-front that I am grateful to have a job, to be working during this economic uncertainty. I am grateful that I am healthy, my family is healthy, and we have a safe home and enough food.

But, I'm completely stressed out too.

And it's no wonder. Since March 14, I have been hom...

July 30, 2020

The car horns, man. They get me every time. 

When I hear the rapid fire BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! I get a little excited for those on the receiving end of the drive-by celebrations, but then I get a little sad. I think about all those kids missing out on birthday parties, graduation celebrations, family reunions and just plain old summertime get-togethers stocked with everything...

I’m Vanguard Public Affairs’ Creative Director, and I have been with the company for one year. These last 12 months have improved my communication skills, instilled a more energetic attitude, and sharpened my willingness to learn.

Since my first interview at Vanguard, I knew I’d be pushing myself like never before in order to make a true difference not only at Vanguard, b...

July 20, 2020

I’ve had my eye on Kamala Harris for some time. 

On Dec. 3, 2019, in a column I didn’t end up finishing, I wrote just that. At that time, I realized that I had been keeping tabs on Harris, a Democratic U.S. Senator from California, since the Senate Judiciary Committee held its confirmation hearings for future Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh the previous year. 

At tho...

June 29, 2020

Sure, John Bolton can go ahead and write about “The Room Where It Happened,” but goddamn it, guys. Where are the adults in the room? 

Adults, I think, are those who make challenging decisions, say difficult things and take uncomfortable actions that are aimed at helping others. Adulting, as the kids say, is hard work. Rosa Parks was an adult. Ida B. Wells was an adult. Au...

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