Monisha Mitchell


Transracial Adoption Awareness: When Your Babies Don’t Look Like You

When I was little, people would remark how much I looked like my mother. Those people were wrong. Other people would tell me how much I resembled my father, and they were wrong too....

What Are You Afraid Of?

When my oldest daughter was little, she was afraid of everything! She was afraid of the dark. She was afraid to let me wash her hair. At the mall, she was so afraid of...

Alleviating the Anxiety: Managing the Stress of Back to School

I love fall. I love the changing colors. I love the cool breeze following those hot summer days. I love the baggy sweaters that let me hide things that bathing suits do not! Do...

Change is Hard But We Can Do Hard Things: 3 Simple Change Hacks

When I was a little girl, we had a painting in the entryway. Every day I came home from school, put my backpack on the table beneath the painting and proceed to the kitchen...

In Memoriam to George Floyd: A Local Mom’s Guide to Becoming a Superhero

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, I did something that in hindsight seems careless. I sent a fiery email to the Chief of Police, whom I had never met. It was...

Thought Seeds: Gardening Tips for Your Mind

I am not a gardener. I love fresh herbs, vegetables, and flowers. I would love to have a house full of plants! Alas, the only living things I’ve managed to keep alive are my...

International Women’s Day: A World of No Firsts

March 8th is International Women’s Day. It is a day to celebrate the many accomplishments of women worldwide, honor the sacrifice, and recognize the firsts, so many firsts.  As a child, it is difficult to...

Take Heart: Tips for Advocating for Yourself, Your Health and Your Heart

I was going to be the next Whitney Houston. That’s what I thought when I started vocal lessons at Butler when I was fifteen. That voice lesson ended when I slid down the wall,...
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