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Parenting

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This year, I decided to let the ideal go and make motherhood work for me. For me, mothering as a Black woman has become harder as the world we live in becomes more politically divided. Current political animosities have caused kid friendly spaces to become even more racialized and harder…

Day Care

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I never thought that my MiniMocha cried at preschool, but I also never asked her either. Not long ago, a friend posted on Facebook that she had recently moved her MiniMocha to a new preschool. I connected with her uneasiness about the move. There is a natural anxiety when we…

Parenting

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Free range parenting requires racial privilege and social acceptance of motherhood — I have neither. I have been following the dialogue happening in the media and across parenting blogs on free range parenting, an approach to parenting that gives children a great deal of freedom from adult supervision. That freedom…