Asha French

Modern Mom

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Julian Bond’s Final Gift

Since I heard the news of Julian Bond’s passing on Saturday, I have not been…

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Parenting the Body

No one told me that one of the messiest parts of parenting would happen after…

Gather Together in My Name:5 Must-Reads by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, who passed away on May 28, 2014, was a renowned author, dancer, actress…

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‘Your Big Butt,My Daughter’s Big Mouth’

“Mommy, look at her big ole’ butt. It goes boom ba boom boom.” We are…

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‘Mamas Day’ Celebrates Motherhood Outside the Boxes

Mother’s Day cards and other holiday merchandise have long lacked the diversity that reflects the…

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Make My Mother’s Day Count This Year

I hope I don’t get those generic Mother’s Day texts from people who haven’t seen…

Why Parents Need to be Touched

Remember when Garfield dieted and invariably hallucinated that his pal Odie was actually a configuration…

‘My Daughter’s Hair Is Not a Problem to Solve’

These days, all the kinks are curly, all the chicks are mixed, but some of…

[MODERN MOM] Teaching Race to ‘Post-Racial’ Kids

Tolerance is the latest trend in contemporary parenting. White parents are figuring out how to…

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[MODERN MOM] ‘My Daughter Wants Long Hair Like Elsa’

My daughter wants long hair like Elsa, and like the Frozen queen, I’ve had to…