One unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, I walked around downtown, holding hands with my son. He’s four. So his inquisitive mind is always bursting with unrelenting questions and on this day, I had the time and temperament to answer every one. What’s that place? Can we go inside? What’s your favorite dinosaur? How do street lights … Continue reading Teaching My Son to Get Into “Good Trouble”
The shocking victory of Donald Trump detonated a storm that illuminated the despair, anger and fear in our woefully divided nation. Many supporters of Trump have found themselves dumbfounded by this response, particularly to the widespread protests, and dismissed the response as sheer disappointment in the Democratic Party’s defeat. Much like this election has been … Continue reading The Opposition to Donald Trump is About More Than Politics.
This morning, Daniel, my three-year-old sweet and wild child was having breakfast after waking up unusually late. My (almost!) one-year-old baby gal Penelope had been awake for hours and was happily crawling around the living room. So I took my cup of coffee in the kitchen so I could spend some time with Daniel while … Continue reading Talking about Race Takes an Unexpected Turn.
In my post, We Need to Stand Up and Be the Village for Parents of Black Children., I discussed various ways to combat racism particularly for white parents like myself. Many parents requested book ideas which is a FANTASTIC idea! So here are some really great books I would recommend for every age group. Baby-5 years … Continue reading Great Books for Children that Combat Racism
I’m a total worrywart and have lots of worries about my kids. I worry about bullying. I worry about hurt feelings. I worry about broken hearts. I worry about skinned knees. I worry one of them will get an liberal arts degree and won’t find a job. I don’t worry one of them will become … Continue reading We Need to Stand Up and Be the Village for Parents of Black Children.