Part of a Caring Community?

I am a member of several online parent communities. Every now and again, someone will post something like “Questionable caregiver at Dolores Park,” or “Nanny ignoring children at Bernal Library.” These posts invariably anger me. Here’s the last exchange I had on a list about this very annoying practice: The Post** My babysitter saw a nanny mistreating […]

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Champions of Freedom

This is an event I organized for my kids’ school…the posters went up on Tuesday, in honor of MLK Day that was celebrated on Monday. There are posters of the “champions of freedom” and “fact” posters that have facts about each of the people, color coded. Today, the kids did a “fact hunt” by choosing […]

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dying in the streets

i watch this news with my kids every morning as we eat our breakfast. i understand they may not “get” everything, but i want them to know there is a world out there bigger than them. well, this morning on good morning america, there was a story on the shooting death of trayvon martin. my six […]

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Liar Liar

My son has been identified as a liar in school. And a thief. And both were true. They were playing with, or doing a math lesson with, coins one day. The teacher said that he came up to her to show her his money – money that he had washed and made nice and pretty, […]

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Miss Communication

I don’t know when I became a direct person. Perhaps it was sometime in college when I came into my own power. When I stopped caring what people thought about me. When I got strong. Not that I wasn’t strong before. It was just hidden behind a lot of insecurity and uncertainty. But in college, […]

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p@ssy for sale

It seems like every other day people find a way to do something ignorant. Like go out of their way to make up ignorance, create it instead of just allowing it to come to fruition, actually sit down and allow several minds to think up ignorant things. And when I say ignorant, I mean in […]

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battle cry

Somehow my children got a hold of buttons with pictures of Martin Luther King Jr. on them. Being their ego-centric selves, they first starting saying that their names were on them. This was at breakfast, and I missed part of the conversation as I was sweeping the floor. But I came across the conversation and […]

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internets people

At first I wasn’t mad. Then as I kept reading this, I started to get more and more pissed off. Before I start, I’m trying to be particularly transparent here. And I’m not really trying to start any beef. On Twitter, they call it “subtweeting” if you start tweeting about something happening between other folks […]

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beating the dead jailed horse

Today’s Oprah was a repeat. Everything I am about to say is about old, old news and I am stirring up an old, old debate. Mark Fuhrman was on a repeat of Oprah today. Remember him? He says his obit in newspapers will read “the disgraced detective from the O.J. Simpson trial died today.” That’s […]

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please don’t buy this for my kids

Originally viewed at Love Isn’t Enough: My children are part Cherokee. Their grandmother is very involved in the Cherokee nation in the Northeast. So please be sure not to purchase this toy for them, thinking you are honoring their cultural heritage. He’s a Native warrior who doesn’t kill, but pokes. Yes, he pokes. From Native […]

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