Don’t Call My Son a Girl, He’s a Boy!

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“He’s a Boy, Not a Girl!” I find myself repeating those words whenever someone refers to my son as my daughter. Honestly, I didn’t notice it at first. People would compliment my beautiful daughters and I’d say thank you. Then, my brain would do a mental remind and realize that they just called my son…

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What Should Kids be Taught about Christopher Columbus?

What Should Kids be Taught about Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus discovered America. That’s what we’re taught in school. My teachers didn’t go into details about how he enslaved Africans, natives of the West Indies, and forced non-Christians to convert to Christianity (among other horrific things). The Truth About Christopher Columbus I realized that lessons about the explorer is still very much the same when…

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How to Talk to Kids About Hurricanes

How to Talk to Kids About Hurricanes

When my daughter came home talking about hurricane Irma, I realized that it was time to speak with her about hurricanes. She’s always enjoyed making Youtube videos demonstrating various weather conditions. So it was no surprise that she wanted to have a discussion about tropical cyclones with her friends at school. “What did you do at school?”…

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Loving Day: Honoring Multiracial Marriages

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Before my husband and I started a family, I didn’t know anything about Loving Day, celebrated on June 12. I happened to stumble across a blog and learned about the story of interracial couple, Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving. The funny thing is that I remember watching a movie based on this couple starring Tim…

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Fidget Spinners: Stress-Relieving Toy Warning

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Fidget spinners have become one of the most popular kid gadgets. But one mom warns parents about dangers of the stress-relieving toy. Kelly Rose Joniec recently took to Facebook to share her daughter, Britton’s story. The 10-year-old was playing with the fidget spinner in the car when her mom heard a weird retching noise. Looking…

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Anastasia Broadway Review: Daughter’s First Musical

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Anastasia isn’t one of the most popular Disney princesses, and it’s probably because she wasn’t originally a Disney Princess. Even though the studio purchased the rights to the 1997 20th Century Fox animated film in 2015, there hasn’t been a whole lot of buzz around it over the years. You never really hear about Princess Anastasia or see…

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Can My White Husband Teach Our Son to be a Black Man?

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The challenges of raising multiracial kids are real. In fact, it’s been on going topic here on my blog. Some may call it paranoia, but I call it keeping it real. My husband and I knew about the bumpy road ahead when we welcomed our daughter in 2010. When I gave birth to our son…

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Friendship Break Up: Encouraging Kids to Build Strong Bonds

Friendship Break Up Encouraging Kids to Build Strong Bonds

Friendship break ups are never easy. My daughter experienced her first friendship break up the other day, and I’m so proud of her. You may think that’s a bit harsh or insensitive. But, let me explain. We teach our kids about morals and values. That also has a lot to do with building friendships, and forming healthy…

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