This hilarious and to the point SNL skit inspired me to write 28 posts highlighting African-American culture and heritage (roughly one for each day of the month)… Watch the video (below) and then read about why it inspired me to write this series

Congrats! You’ve got a “BIG KID”! Here’s some advice from veteran parents on ways to make the big transition to kindergarten!

At six years old, Ruby Bridges was the first black child to attend a formerly all-white New Orleans School. Ruby shows that at any age, you can be a role model for courage, forgiveness, and doing what’s right!

Our public schools get a lot of bad rap and so does raising a family in the city. Because of that fact, I have decided to share a little love for our neighborhood public schools and let more families know about how wonderfully family-friendly it can be to raise kids in the city. Because I can only speak to my experience, I will share information about family friendly happenings in the North Eastern area of SF: Russian Hill, Nob Hill, North Beach and Chinatown. [Read more…]

What would happen if you filmed your children’s experiences for 13 years from kindergarten through high school graduation and put it all together to make a film? If you were filmmakers, Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, the result would be a new film called American Promise. This film, which won a Sundance Jury Award, airs nationally on PBS on February 3, 2014.

(This is the third and final blog post on becoming a school volunteer. Click here to see the previous post in this series.) By now, I know you are dying to help out at you child’s school. So, how do you start? The best place to get started is by attending you school’s open house, […]

(This is the second blog post on becoming a school volunteer. Click here to see the first in this series.)  So you’ve made the decision to get involved at your child’s school… but how do you start? Let’s face it, unless you’re Betty Crocker, baking, wrapping, and selling 500 cookies can make even the most […]