Simone Says

We’re not sure whether we should be filled with pride or cower in fear. On our way to a Father’s Day breakfast, we and the girls had a huge disagreement. They wanted to get their Leapsters from my car, but Dad made an executive decision and drove off without them. We didn’t get out of […]

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Happy Father’s Day

If you’ve ever wanted to know what happens when mom is away, here is look from behind the scenes. We went to the pet store to buy some dog food with salmon for Ringo and Big Al. Simone was very curious about what “plus” means and wanted me to define the word.?Nadia went straight for […]

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Happy Father's Day

If you’ve ever wanted to know what happens when mom is away, here is look from behind the scenes. We went to the pet store to buy some dog food with salmon for Ringo and Big Al. Simone was very curious about what “plus” means and wanted me to define the word.?Nadia went straight for […]

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Things Dads Worry About

I’m turning over the blog to the dads for the next three days. Blanc2 writes about parenting today, and Ken will provide tomorrow’s Quote, Unquote and a piece on Father’s Day. Please welcome the dads. By Blanc2 © Blanc2 2010 Raising kids is by far the most challenging yet important thing we do.  It is […]

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Good Discussion

I was over at Hyphen Magazine, where I came upon a post about discussing racism with children. I think it is the responsibility of every parent, regardless of race, to discuss racism with their children. That said, I know many parents are not comfortable discussing race. I tackle the issues as they arise. As Simone and Nadia […]

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Curly Like Me

Curly Like Me By Teri LaFlesh I had only one question for Teri LaFlesh. How do I avoid cutting my hair? She had an answer, but first a little background. The Curl Whisperer trimmed my hair in November, and I had hoped it would be the very last hair cut I would ever have. I loved […]

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Being @ Mixed Roots

I didn’t want it to end. I went to the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival to read from the memoir I’m writing, to meet many of the authors and filmmakers I admire and to learn a thing or two about race. I got all of that and more. The festival was held at the Japanese […]

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Family Day @ Mixed Roots

Simone and Nadia love arts and crafts. While I couldn’t bring them with me this year, I can take a little of the festival to them with this portrait project. I will need some colorful yarn, people and clothing. Glue will hold the project together. One final requirement: creativity. That’s some beautiful hair. I bet […]

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