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Rachel Garlinghouse


Saint Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by White Sugar, Brown Sugar:

I Didn’t Tell People I Had Breast Cancer Until After My Mastectomy

When I learned I had breast cancer, I kept quiet. I didn’t want people whispering about me, sending me cards and flowers, or, ultimately, offering their opinions on what I should do. → Read More

What the Latest Royal Baby News Really Means to Mixed-Race Families Like Mine

Meghan and Harry do not just represent royalty and class to our family. They represent the beauty of multiracial love — a love of a family like mine, in a world where representation matters. → Read More

Mom Fully Embraces Son's Love of Dinosaurs with 'Jurassic Park'-Themed Family Photo Shoot

When Samantha Bishop's son, who has autism, said he wanted to wear a dinosaur costume for their next set of family photos, she decided to oblige – and the result was both hilarious and breathtaking. → Read More

Sandra Bullock on Adopting After Katrina: “Something in Me Told Me My Child Was There”

When Sandra Bullock sat down with TODAY's Hoda Kotb to talk about her latest movie, 'Ocean's 8,' the two also had an incredibly touching conversation about the joys of adoption. → Read More

Why This Mom's Message to Her Son About Loving His Skin Is Resonating with Thousands

An Instagram post by Joha Mubayiwa of Melbourne, Australia is going viral this week for the beautiful message in her caption, which aims to encourage her son Elijah to love the skin he's in. → Read More

Why This Royal Wedding Means So Much to Mixed-Race Families Like Mine

For my multiracial family, watching the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19 wasn't just exciting — it finally showed my kids a "princess" that looks like them, and showed them that diversity is something to be celebrated. → Read More

Sandra Bullock Gets Real on Why We Need to Stop Using the Term “Adopted Child”

Sandra Bullock said in a recent interview with InStyle that we need to replace the words "adopted kids" with just "our kids" — and I couldn't agree more. → Read More

Breast Cancer Showed Me Who My True Friends Were

As the weeks during my recovery from breast cancer crawled forward, I began to notice who wasn’t texting, visiting, or mailing anything. Why did some reach out and not others? → Read More

Why I Won’t Be Laughing Over Your April Fool’s Pregnancy Announcement

For women who have suffered from infertility or loss of a child, fake pregnancy announcements on social media are like a stab to the heart. → Read More

If You Haven’t Heard This 11-Year-Old’s Powerful March for Our Lives Speech, You Need To

At this weekend's March for Our Lives rally, Naomi Wadler spoke out strongly on behalf of her fellow students, but especially for African American girls. → Read More

Chrissy Metz Opens Up About Her Abusive Childhood: “Food Was My Only Happiness”

Chrissy Metz of 'This Is Us' opens up about living with her stepfather's physical and verbal abuse in her brave new memoir, 'This Is Me.' → Read More

Getting Through My Son’s IEP Meeting Feels Like a Victory — But It’s Also Terrifying

The annual IEP meeting at the school office can go either really well ... or not. I pray I'm doing the right things. Fighting the right battles. → Read More

Seth Jay King Uses Viral Late Note to Send Message on Gun Violence: "Something Has to Change"

On Instagram, Seth Jay King often shares "late notes" about his kids' tardiness. But one about National Walkout Day is catching a different kind of attention. → Read More

23andme Will Now Offer FDA-Approved Breast Cancer Gene Testing — Without a Prescription

Genetic testing company 23andme has announced that they have received FDA approval to test for the breast cancer genes. → Read More

Female Jamaican Bobsledder Chokes Up in Press Conference, Shows Why Representation Matters

Jamaican bobsledder Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian teared up at a recent press conference over the issue of minority representation in sports. → Read More

This “Dapper Teacher” Uses Fashion to Inspire Students and Celebrate Black Culture

Instagram-savvy English teacher Jon Avery has been blowing up social media with his bold fashion, clever quotes, and black history knowledge. → Read More

New Picture Book ‘The World Is Awake’ Teaches Kids to Appreciate the Beauty in Small Things

ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis recently authored a brilliant new children's book that has captured our hearts. → Read More

How a Private Facebook Group Is Making Black Fathers Feel Less Alone

Matt Prestbury started the Facebook group, Black Fathers, back in 2009 as a safe space for dads to share. It is now over 30,000 strong and still growing. → Read More

Teacher Surprises Pre-K Student with Matching Hairstyle for One Touching Reason

Teacher Leigha Bishop recently surprised a student by showing up to class in the same hairstyle inspired the 7-year-old — in an act of loving affirmation. → Read More

Single Mom of Son with Special Needs Awarded Surprise Spa Getaway: "I Was Humbled"

Mary Bernier, the single mom of 18-year-old son with serious special needs, was awarded an all-expenses paid getaway by the Robbie Foundation. → Read More