Black diabetic kids aren’t getting needed eye exams. Is medical racism to blame?

Credit: KzAkabueze – ONEin12 I was searching for a picture of a black child with glasses for a blog post and came across this startling article, “Black Kids With Diabetes Less Likely to Get Eye Exams“. Juvenile or Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body does not make enough insulin. The side effects of not […]

Why it’s important to do an after school debrief

It’s been all over the news that the Fairfield Board of Education in Ohio had to suspend a white high school teachers,¬†Gil Voigt, for telling a black male student, “We don’t need another black president“. The story reminded me that, as black parents, we entrust our children to people who may not have their best […]

Give the gift of unconditional love this Christmas

I’ve spent the last few weeks trying to find a Dusty Crop-hopper remote controlled plane that actually flies because that is the only thing my boy says he wants for Christmas. I consider this year, his fifth, to be our first real Christmas with him because he is able to anticipate the holidays and remind […]

Freebie Friday: Hour Of Code

It’s another Freebie Friday and I’ve heard about yet another free computer coding event. Next week, December 9 thru 15, is Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) and a coalition of organizations – Computing in the Core, Code.org, and CSEdWeek – have come together to democratize computer programming. Throughout the week, people from age 6 – […]

The First Rule Of Love And Logic: Put Yourself First

The latest Love and Logic “Love and Logic” newsletter has been on my mind since I read it last week. Dr. Fay reminded us of the first rule of Love and Logic which is that parents need to put themselves first. My brain does not compute! As an attachment parent, it represents somewhat of a […]

Freebie Friday: Chess Computer Game For Kids

It’s Friday which means I scoured the internet and found something educational and free! I was actually looking for a fun chess program for Biker Boy and found ChessKid.com, a website where kids can learn to play chess on the computer in a fun and most importantly, safe environment. Your child may not be the […]