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World Down Syndrome Day

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March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). A global awareness day for Down syndrome. (October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month). Why March 21st? This particular day, 3/21, is recognized as World Down Syndrome Day because the most common form of...
Ever since I learned that the novel coronavirus originated in a Chinese food market, I braced myself for the blame that I knew would come. It wasn’t long before I heard about Uber drivers refusing service to people with...
It’s been over a week, and I’m still reeling from The Interview. I didn’t realize how curious and drawn to it I’d be. Apparently I’d filed its broadcast in the back of my mind, because I found myself in...
It goes without saying that the past year has been especially demanding and tumultuous for our education system. Without a doubt, through uncertainty, unprecedented difficulty, and straight up scary circumstances, the educators in our community have shown incredible commitment...

Kids See Color

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We are a transracial adoptive family, and I’m here to tell you that kids- yes, even your kids- see color in race. I understand if this has you shifting in your seat. We’ve all heard it said that we’re to aspire...
Emily's reflection on impact and belonging Black History Month hits differently when your dad is only 11 years younger than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   When your grandfather was deemed black by the one-drop rule. When your dad grew up...
No matter what shades of skin make up the family in your home, Black History Month is for you! This is a month when a concentrated effort is made to celebrate people of color and the incredible contributions made to history,...
The greater Milwaukee area is simply thriving with talented authors who are creating books that families need to know about. We are grateful to Orange Hat Publishing in Waukesha for collaborating with us on this spotlight. Orange Hat Publishing...
Dear Osiris, As your mom--the woman who watches you grow daily, I am filled with joy, excitement, and a little fear. The fear that exists within stems from the negativity in this world. I call you our little gumbo baby...
Learning to be an Ally for my Children of Color After my husband and I got engaged, someone close to me said something along the lines of “you aren’t thinking about your future kids. Don’t you think you are going...

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Zoo Pass: More BANG For My BUCK

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When I decided to take the year off and spend more time with my son, I was unsure what the days would look like....