Reclaiming Martin Luther King Day

Monday was not too cold. Windy, but sunny, and I was determined to make the day meaningful with the little boys. So with the help of the Good Lord Himself I drove the three little boys to a train stop, and with them and enough snacks for an army and a double stroller hopped (limped) on to the subway ....more

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All the New Things

Hello neglected blog. Turns out home school, cleaning one's house, teaching violin lessons to more than a handful of students and six kids' sports is all rather time consuming. Not to mention now that temperatures are often in the teens or below, the amount of time it takes to do the farm chores has tripled....more



Heading Back to Ethiopia: And You Can Join the Fun

Our biggest girls are excited to announce that after Christmas they will jump on a few planes to visit sunny, warm, comforting Ethiopia! They were able to go last January, twelve months later they are ready for another visit, and we are happy for them. They of course will enjoy spending time with family and friends for several weeks, but they are also looking forward to bringing donations to a school we love and and organization we support ....more

I See Your Tru Colour

It's everywhere. The subtle tiny message that whiteness matters more. It's hard to believe it if you don't see it or notice it, but white supremacy was out on display in the Target toy section today in full force ....more

PHOTOS: Why We Walked the Walk and Marched for Justice

The way I see it, we have two options in wake of the national news: to talk to our children about police brutality or not. And if we tell them, which I hope we all do, we can go one step further and put our words into action. ...more
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. I call St. Louis home, and the events ...more

Walking the Walk: Marching for Justice Part II

In my last post I was just getting to the part where my teenager, Mimi and I decided to go to the Boston protest in response to the Eric Garner decision. I texted Hubs who wanted to come, too. Which meant finding child care since Mimi is the one we normally leave with the kids when we go out, but we managed ....more

Walking the Walk: Marching for Justice Part I

Buckle your seatbelts, this is going to be a long one, friends.The way I see it, we have two options in wake of the national news: to talk to our children about police brutality, or not. I remember Rodney King and the L.A. Riots in hazy bits and pieces, but no one in my house talked about it, no teachers addressed it. I tucked it away, of course, until adulthood when it feels so very much more important than it did then.We have the choice: To tell our children that the people that are supposed to keep them safe do not keep everyone safe equally, or, not tell them ....more

The Task Force and Me

I am quite certain that God dispatched a task force of guardian angels to help watch over and keep safe Tsega within his first few hours life. There have been more than a handful of times in his life where he has been in danger so grave it makes me sick to think about it.But he lives. He thrives ....more