It is Black History Month. Black. History. Month. With all of the craziness that is coming out of Washington, this fact has been overshadowed. The only acknowledgements from our new administration have been about the great things that Frederick Douglass is doing nowadays and the misspelling of W.E.B. duBois's name in a tweet from the Department of Education no less. But listen, it isn't the government's responsibility to instill in our children the history that is ours. The responsibility … Read More »
Is everyone “just jealous” or is your kid a jerk?
When my oldest daughter was in the fifth grade she came home with a long, sad face telling me all about how a girl at school had teased her. I can't remember the whole scenario because with three daughters, my days are filled with countless, "Mommy, let me tell you what happened" followed by lame endings. Its like of lifetime of listening to jokes with no punch lines. Every now and then, though, they may say something important, so I listen. In the spirit of full disclosure I … Read More »