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Alexis Maycock

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Alexis is a wife to Thomas and mom to two amazing girls, Maylin (13) and Malia (4). She and her family are recent transplants to North Texas from Michigan. Alexis is a content writer and copywriter. She blogs over at Motherhood Menageries where she helps moms to thrive in the midst of the sometimes chaos of motherhood through positive parenting solutions. An active PTA member at her daughter’s middle school, Alexis is passionate about diversity and inclusion in education and youth advocacy. When she is not writing and spending time with her family. You can find her discovering new local restaurants and frequenting local bookstores. She also enjoys a hot cup of coffee, a classic novel, a glass of wine, and some charcuterie!

Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth, America’s 2nd Independence Day

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The History of Juneteenth Juneteenth or "Freedom Day" is an American holiday that is celebrated by many in the black community annually. Its origins can be traced back to Texas, where the last remaining enslaved...

How To Be a BIPOC Ally + Support Local Black Businesses

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Ed. note: Both Sarah Shiplett and Alexis Maycock collaborated on the resources found below, and CCM is grateful for these two women who partnered on such an important topic! Identifying yourself as “not racist” isn’t...

How to Talk to your Kids about Racism, Race & Activism

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Talking to Your Kids about Racism These words carry such a weight. They can’t be ignored. The outcomes of allowing racial injustice to build unresolved is being played out currently on the front pages of...

How to Support a Friend Whose Child Has Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder

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The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The purpose is to highlight the importance of addressing mental health in a more positive and holistic way. It is also gives an opportunity to...

When Coronavirus Is Over and We Return to “Normal”

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Remember those family road trips we used to take and the kids would scream, “Are we there yet?” Well, I feel like we are currently on a road trip with the Coronavirus and in...

A Guide To Coping During Stressful Times

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In the midst of stressful times, it can be easy to give way to the panic and fear that is swirling around you. Social media and the news can be more foe than friend....

7 Must-Read Books By Black Authors

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Black History Month It’s February, and unless you’re living under a rock, you know that February is Black History Month. “Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and time for...

Affirmations: Just Wishful Thinking?

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As soon as I discovered what affirmations were, I made a commitment to say them out loud in front of my bathroom mirror with gusto every morning. But I quickly noticed that as soon...