Just wear the mask. It’s really not that hard (even Madeline manages to do it without complaining). It’s not about protecting you, it’s about protecting others, so don’t be selfish just wear the dang mask. Because I would like to be able to send my kid to school without one one day. And seriously, it’s… Continue reading Just Wear the Mask!
Happy Father’s Day to the man who works hard so that we can all play even harder. To the man who will do literally anything to make his little girl smile even if that means riding a tall ferris wheel when he is actually scared of heights. To the man who attends the school events,… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day
Start the conversations now with your kids. If you need some help, this book is a good place to start. It puts it in simple terms that even little ones can understand. I love that there’s a strong emphasis on why everyone being different is a really good thing. We read it this morning, and… Continue reading Start the Conversation
Too many mommas have had to bury their children. And while our circumstances are completely different, I will say, as a momma who has had to bury her son, it’s a nightmare no mother should have to face. And to know that your child died at the hands of someone who is supposed to be… Continue reading Too Many
There’s a lot of things that I know I will never understand about racism and the fear and burdens that people of color have to face in our country. One thing I do know though is that I am grateful that I grew up in a town that is culturally diverse. I’m so thankful that… Continue reading Inclusion Matters
As I sit here listening to Martin Luther King Jr. speak, Madeline recognizes his voice and his face. Here is what she just told me. “Hey, I know him. He was a really nice guy. He cared a lot about people. He was good. It’s sad that he died.”As I sit here listening to Martin… Continue reading WWMLKJD?
Are you outraged yet? If not maybe you need to take a look at yourself and ask why not? These black men that are being harassed, assaulted by police, and even killed just for being black men are our neighbors, our friends. They are fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, and beyond all that they are people.… Continue reading Are You Outraged Yet?
Well, it wasn’t the big goodbye hugs and high-fives that she would have loved to give everyone, but we got to wave and shout goodbye to our amazing and wonderful Southwood teachers and staff today. We will miss you all, and she can’t wait to be walking those halls as a big first grader and… Continue reading Not the End of Kindergarten We Expected
Ask your child the questions and have a giggle, not only now but in a memory a year from now: Answered by: Madeline, Age 6 1. What is the Coronavirus?It’s the coronavirus. It’s what’s making people sick. 2. Who is the president?Donald Trump 3. How many days have we been in self isolation?A lot, I’m… Continue reading Corona Virus through a child’s eyes.
So many things making me sad today. This is making me sad and incredibly angry. It’s 2020. Why is this still happening? I’m tired of my friends having to fear for the lives of their sons just because of the color of their skin. I don’t want my daughter to grow up in a world… Continue reading Say Their Names: Ahmaud Arbery