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‘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…

[MODERN MOM] 'Why I Want My Daughter to Hit Me Back'

[MODERN MOM] ‘Why I Want My Daughter to Hit Me Back’

Last month—Black History Month—ended with a nod to slavery, as a father brutally beat his…

[MODERN MOM] The Private School Conundrum

I’m not an expert on public education reform; I’m just a mother who recently visited…

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[MODERN MOM] My Advice Diet

There are quite a few reasons this column will never be an advice column.  …

[MODERN MOM] ‘Where Did My Kwanzaa Go?’

I intended to write a funny story, with my typical “the children will lead us”…

[MODERN MOM] Failing the Family Holiday Rules

I spent Thanksgiving in bed watching a My Little Pony marathon. I got up at…

[MODERN MOM] Playground Survival

As I tucked my daughter in the other night, she told me to that a…

[MODERN MOM] Best Friends, For Life

My daughter has chosen and been chosen by the little girl across the street. They…

[MODERN MOM] The Witching Hour

We are standing between a witch and a White model when my daughter asked, “Why…