Mobile Education Games for Children

No more teachers, no more books is the siren song of summer, but chances are you'd prefer your kiddos hang onto at least a shred of their education over the warmer months. If you were born to homeschool you're all set. But if you look at the new math and cringe it pays to seek out some summertime support....more

Make a Yoda Sensory Bin for Your Littlest Star Wars Fans

My boys love Star Wars. Little brother is the biggest fan at our house. You will even notice he had his Star Wars shirt on while playing, and that was not planned. That is just what he had on that day. ...more
Thanks so much for sharing!more

Racist Cereal Commercial Contemplations

Today I was asked by a friend if I would do a blog on the "controversial" Cheerios commercial.  Not having already seen this commercial I went out to YouTube and found it.  I had heard from other people about the backlash surrounding the commercial so before watching it I was expecting something completely different from what I actually ended up seeing....more

Bruce Jenner: THE REAL ISSUE

"While the world focused on Bruce's "coming out" if you will, I couldn't help but think about his four oldest children. The thing that stands out for me is the fact that he chose to be what so many men often are; absentee fathers. I've never been able to understand why men aren't there for their kids....more

Books You Might Want to Read in Light Of Bruce Jenner's Transgender Decision

Wow. Bruce Jenner has been in the news a lot lately and whether you understand his transgender decision or not, it's probably time that we start to understand transgenderism. I'm by no means an expert but just like you, I want to know what it's all about and I want to be open and available to people who are identifying with a body different from the one they were born with. ...more

Motherhood: Little Eyes and Ears Upon You

 Little Eyes Upon You There are little eyes upon youand they're watching night and day.There are little ears that quicklytake in every word you say.There are little hands all eagerto do anything you do;And a little girl who's dreaming...more

5 Steps Toward a Nontoxic Home

We are exposed to toxins on a daily basis, but just how much depends on the foods we eat, the furniture we sit on, the lotions we decide to put on our bodies and the products that surround us.The degree to which we potentially put our children’s health at risk depends on the different products we decide to bring into the house. Their exposure to toxins begins before they are even born. Whatever we inhale or ingest can have a lasting effect on our children....more
Great post. I love the plant suggestion. I really need to get rid of those awful "rubber" ducks too.more

Love Measured 3 Kids Deep

I can't believe it. It is the middle of the afternoon and all THREE kids are probably sleeping. At the same time....more
Liesl Garner Thank you for the encouragement!more

Mothers: Please Get Off the Phone and Talk to Your Children

 It breaks my heart to see women chatting, texting and surfing the web on their phones in the grocery store, restaurants and other places while their childr...more

When we turn into oppressors: Internalised racism and parenting

The privilege of being lighter skinnedI am a lighter skinned Black woman. I am light enough to enjoy some of shadism’s privileges but dark enough to still be accepted as Black.  A uniquely privileged position. Throughout my upbringing I have received messages in my environment that this made me more desirable, more worthy, and/or more significant than my darker skinned counterparts....more