Think Twice Before Deciding That We Don’t “Fit”

  Photo Credit: WTTG Fox 5 DC News Story  I came across this story via a feminist blog that I follow. A summary of the story: A White man takes his three bi-racial (Black/White) daughters to Walmart without his wife (their mother). Someone notices them in the Walmart and decides that he looks suspicious because…

In the Fall, My Son is Attending a Segregated Preschool

My acute anxiety around preschool has been articulated multiple times on this blog. It is glorious and frustrating and exhilarating and depressing and magnificent that I’m going to be sending my son to a wonderful preschool in the Fall. After much searching and interviewing and praying and decision making, we chose a small school in…

Ain’t I A Voting Woman?

  After the world went absolutely crazy last week, I was reminded with the return of ads and debates that there is a special election here in Massachusetts. We have a primary here next week, and I must say, the field on both sides is rather bleak.  I’m a registered Democrat, and the two candidates…

When Major Publications Choose to Demonize My Marriage

I’m a little up-in-arms today. I was minding my own business on Monday night when, as usual, Facebook destroyed my happy balance. Essence Magazine has a love/sex advice column, and this time around, they decided to tackle an interracial marriage. So as to stop you from having to venture too far away, let me quote…

Interpersonal Power Dynamics within Race and Class

Good grief,  it has been a rough few days. Mostly because The Husband decided that he was sick on Thursday night, and then he stayed home on Friday–it screws up the whole groove when he is home. I was like “dude, you are in my way.” We also didn’t hear from the bank regarding our bid…

It’s so simple, it’s down right stupid…

  Photo Credit: New York Daily News I don’t know if this story has been playing anywhere outside of Massachusetts. If it isn’t, let me explain: A 5 year-old brings a toy gun to school, not for any particular reason, but he brings it to school. The toy gun is very obviously a toy gun,…

Privileged White Women in The Mommy Wars: Thanks for Playing

Photo Credit: Time Magazine Really, Sheryl Sandberg? If I “lean in” a little more, I’ll get ahead? I’ll be able to make millions of dollars, like you? Work for my brother’s company and make my own hours and write a book and still get home for dinner every night to provide my perfect family their…

Ain’t I Worth Saving?

It’s International Women’s Day. I’m sitting here thinking about the state of things. Yesterday, the President signed the Violence Against Women’s Act, with much fanfare and flourish, and I watched it live with happiness. I am blessed to be a woman who has not been physically abused by a partner, but the statistics about domestic violence…

Segregation, Good Schools, and Homebuying in The North

  Photo Credit: The Library of Congress Looking for a home is nothing like the fun that House Hunters and Property Virgins on HGTV makes it look like it’s supposed to be. I wish I had a lovely realtor out there to help me out, showing me awesome properties and helping me negotiate. I’m getting none…