Guest Post by Mari Villaluna This Thanksgiving many families will celebrate a holiday founded on the genocide of Native people. When we teach kids that Native people only existed in the past, we participate in their erasure. Many Americans don’t know there are many Native people still fighting for legal recognition by the United States […]
This post is part of a series exploring ways to decolonize Thanksgiving. Read Part 1 of this series here. When I learned about the painful history of Thanksgiving I realized I could no longer celebrate it. After getting more informed about the true history of the holiday, I decided we had to make changes in […]
This post is part of a series exploring ways to decolonize Thanksgiving. Read Part 2 of this series here. As we begin the holiday break, many of us take time to reflect on all that we are thankful for. During this time, we can also reflect on the true history of our country, and the ongoing […]
This is the first in a series of posts on personal narrative and storytelling. Stay tuned for more posts on this theme! Wow! We all have a story to tell. Each and every one of us. Telling these stories is important. It matters… Our Stories Matter! Recently, I rediscovered StoryCorps, a great resource for teachers […]
Being being black in America right now is frankly depressing. With all that is happening, the urge to to go back to “business as usual” seems way off base.
There will always be those with a little more, and those with a little less. But, short of sounding like a broken record (and really, how effective is lecturing anyway?)… how do we help our children explore the concept of GRATITUDE in a truly meaningful way?
So the packages have been unwrapped, the pies and cookies have been eaten, and one more week away from school beckons! With much of the hubbub behind us, yet with the holiday spirit in full swing, I am reminded how special it is to be happy and healthy and together this time of year. We […]
I’ve been talking with my family about ways to focus on GIVING rather than RECEIVING this holiday. Here are two ways to get the conversation started.
My family LOVES asking each other questions. Download these free printable “table questions” to share with your family this holiday.
Every weekend, we spend some time together as a family and go outside together. We call them our “Family Activity Days”, or FAD for short. We try to keep it active, like city hikes, or bike riding or “soccer”. But mostly, it’s just having fun together and being grateful that we have this amazing time together. Here are a few of the things we’ve been doing this fall in the Bay Area.