Raise Kind Humans – A Resource Guide

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Moms, we need to have a talk about our world right now. It is broken. It is hurting.

And some of us are doing the hurting.

Most of us aren’t actively harming anyone, but we are too often not actively helping either. That stops now.

Here at Lubbock Mom Blog, we are committed to standing with all of our brothers and sisters, and taking action to make our world a safer place for everyone in our communities.

That includes you. And me too.

Many of us get stuck at HOW to actually do this. How can we confront the issues of our time, and raise our little humans to be problem solvers instead of problem instigators, perpetuators, or uninvolved bystanders? Sometimes we only think of BIG change, but often times, we can make a difference by doing small daily things. Reading books about all types of families and main characters. Watching films and TV shows that show main characters that are People of Color, or depict historical events. Following voices on social media that represent a wide range of view points, and most importantly, may not be the ones you see with your very own eyes. Checking out educational resources, listening to podcasts, or supporting social justice organizations. Almost anything we do on a normal basis is something we can make more inclusive. (At our house, the favorite is to read inclusive bedtime stories. This can easily be done on any age level.)

We’ve compiled the list of resources below that you can use as you make it your goal to improve our community, and we encourage you to share resources you’d like to see added. Drop us a line and we’ll update it! (Also – check back frequently for more resources.)

We’re all in this together, Mamas. And I’m confident in our ability to change the world.

Click on a topic to get started:

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Kimberly
Kimberly is an East Coast girl who came to Lubbock for grad school and never left. A proud graduate of Virginia Tech (GO HOKIES!) and Texas Tech, Kimberly married a native Texan and is currently raising two little boys (ages 7 and 8) to be good humans. She is a certified introvert who extroverts all day at work, and her current interests include watching an unhealthy amount of college football, eating food that could never be considered healthy, playing with all the puppies, being an expert of Y-7 TV, perfecting a playlist for introducing kids to the greatest music of all time, and living in a house full of boys 24/7.