(Not So) Dangerous Minds

Bullets are for Gangstas – Announcements Episode

What up, party people? It’s been a while since I’ve just talked to you. This time of year is always crazy. For a teacher, the couple of months before the big, bad STANDARDIZED TEST (which I secretly like to refer to as bastardized test) are always ramped up. Between that and the Minions starting up …

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The Essence of My Infertility and Surrogacy

I made a New Year’s resolution that I would leave some gas in the tank for the writing and management of my own blog. This is my first post of 2013, and we’re more than halfway through the month of February. Is this a resolution failure? Methinks not. You have to start a resolution in …

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The N-Word: Teaching Children About Race Relations

Last week on Parenthood, the interracially-wedded Jasmine (Black) and Crosby (White) faced the difficult task of explaining the n-word to their young son. When Crosby relayed the story of how Jabar came to hear it (via African-American rappers in a recording studio), one of her Jasmine’s first questions was, “What did he hear? Was it nigga or …

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Awesomeness Does Happen Attribute: My Kid (Probably) Has ADHD

I mentioned a while back that we were considering having Kaelyn tested for ADHD. We’ve played the “watch and wait” game for the past couple of years and stayed in close contact with her Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers. Both of them had the “Well, maybe, but she’s so bright and isn’t too much more active than …

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In Which I Blog About Blogging. And Maybe Do Some Bragging.

I’m in the process of doing a little bit of  housecleaning around here. There are a couple of bits of info for you to know, a couple of things I’ve been meaning to share with you, and a couple of things that are flat-out brags. I realize that blogging about blogging is sometimes one of …

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Bullets Are for Gangstas – Episode 6

May just blew right the hell on past me. In the past three weeks, I’ve: hosted three slumber parties for Jordan’s, Kyra’s, and Jaiden’s birthdays. Jordan is the only one with a birthday actually in May. The twins’ birthday is in June. We always have their parties before the school year ends. This is a …

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