It’s been nearly two years since I started A Striving Parent and began the process of deeply examining my participation in and… Read more Naming the joys I’ve found in anti-racist work
A few weeks ago, I placed this yellow, intersectional Black Lives Matter sign created by Matice M. Moore, a Black… Read more The messy story behind the Black Lives Matter sign in my white family’s window
Recently, my 4-year-old son pulled out Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Tom Lichtenheld, from his book shelf, a title we had… Read more Questioning media with my 4-year-old son: Why are all the trucks in this story boys?
Whew. It’s been a hell of a 10 days since the inauguration, am I right? I need to take a… Read more Parents who inspire: Ari Paul
I’m a newbie when it comes to participating in marches and protests. In order to prepare for my trip to… Read more Preparing to march: a compilation of tips and best practices
I grew up in a strict, no-guns allowed household. No real guns, no toy guns. Even squirt guns were off-limits. Neighborhood… Read more Five lessons I’ve learned as an anti-gun parent raising a gun loving child
This past weekend we took our children to see Santa Claus at the Botanical Gardens in Atlanta, Georgia. As we… Read more Gender norm busting with Santa and my 4-year-old son
Settle in, because y’all are going to enjoy getting to know Jonah McDonald, the latest Parent Who Inspires! I was… Read more Parents who inspire: Jonah McDonald
If I could describe my mental state following the election in one word, I’d choose “scattered”. At first, there was a lot… Read more Raising kids to recognize and embrace difference is a way to resist Trump’s hate-filled agenda
The first time I put my daughter’s hair in a ponytail, my son, who was 3 at the time, asked… Read more Parents: how do we teach our kids to recognize, celebrate and defend differences in themselves and others?