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Play The struggle for racial equity in public kid-centered spaces has a long and painful history.

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At first glace, racial interactions in public spaces seem to only involve those engaged in the conflict. Often a racist person is blamed. However, this post lifts a deeper structural analysis that needs further exploration. A few weeks ago, my 4-year-old and I, went to the birthday party of one her…

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Black dolls are critical to the development of a healthy self-esteem in young Black girls. When I was growing up, I remember having two Black dolls. Of the two, one of the dolls was named Buckwheat (probably after the Little Rascals character), and she was my favorite. She was a…

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Easter is fast approaching, which means it’s time to think about making that Easter basket. When I was a kid, my mother made almost all of my Easter baskets. I am Southern, so Easter baskets and frilly dresses were a norm for the holiday. The lovely throwback below is from…

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Keeping kids entertained doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Imagine it. Saturday morning, you are sleep and at 6:57am you hear from your toddler, “Mommy [Daddy], get up!” You sigh. The weekend has begun. My Treasured One’s (TO) attention  span is short, so I must have activities in mind to keep…