Tamieka Muns

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Tamieka is originally from New Jersey and has lived in the Washington DC area for 16 years. She has moved all around the DMV but now lives in Prince William County with her husband Isaac, their 15-year-old daughter, and 6-year-old son. She works full time as a civil servant. When she is not working or shuttling her children to various activities, she enjoys genealogy, at-home spin and treadmill classes, dancing and reality TV.

Explore Leesylvania State Park Beach in Northern Virginia

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Like many others, my family is trying to soak up the last days of summer before the hustle and bustle of the school year starts. So last weekend, we decided to enjoy a picnic...
How I Discovered Myself and my Biological Family Using DNA

How I Discovered Myself and My Biological Family Using DNA

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My mother was adopted through a private closed adoption. My grandmother never told my mom she was adopted, but one of her cousins told her when she was a teenager. It is unclear if...
local holiday markets and craft fairs

The Best Local Holiday Markets and Craft Fairs

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I love personal handcrafted gifts, but I'm not a crafty, DIY kind of mom. I am typically  more of a what can I order last minute (bonus points if it's on Prime) kind of...
gun violence at school

The Ever-Present Danger: Gun Violence

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The kids have been back in school for well over a month, but I still have not settled in yet. I suspect it is because this year feels different. Like most parents, I agonized...

I’m Preparing to Have “The Talk” With My Black Son

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According to a study published by the American Psychological Association, starting at age 10 black boys are viewed as less innocent than their white peers, and are more likely to be mistaken as older,...

What Black History Month Means to Me

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“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” This Carter G. Woodson quote perfectly sums up what Black History...

To Climb or Not to Climb: How to Decide to Make a Career Move

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Let me start by saying that all decisions about whether or not to work outside of the home, whether or not to climb the career ladder, or taking a leap of faith and starting...

3 Tips to Raise Engaged Citizens

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Many of us growing up learning that talking about politics and religion in public is a no-no. But in this area the rules of public discourse are completely different, we ask people what they do...

3 New (School) Year’s Resolutions

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The lazy days of summer are over. Ok "lazy days" is a gross mischaracterization of summer break, it's really much of the same level of hustle and bustle with higher food and electric bills....

To Motherless Mothers on Mother’s Day

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I joined the club no one wants to be a part of 4 years ago, the club of women who lost their mothers too soon. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s always too soon...