talking with children about race and racial violence

*I am a white parent and my reflections are from a white perspective directed to fellow white parents.* The country is burning. That’s the sentence that kept playing in my mind over and over again last night. A Black man had his neck crushed by a police officer, while three of his colleagues stood by …

Kid Made Modern Art Supplies

I have been a fan of Kid Made Modern for years and love their mission to create the next generation of creative thinkers. Here are some of the fantastic products they’re offering to make your family’s world even more colorful. FYI affiliate links are used in this post. Kid Made Modern Art Supplies 1) Tired of …

Kim Bavington

Three decades ago Las Vegan Kim Bavington started her business Art Classes for Kids. The company has gone on to inspire generations of young artists to hone their creativity and embrace a lifelong love for the arts. Bavington knows thinking freely is where kids’ minds intuitively roam, and she’s all about providing an environment for …

Angela Bassett Storyline Online

Acclaimed actress Angela Bassett is joining her colleagues as a reader for Storyline Online. The platform streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Bassett is bringing to life the true story of New Orleans musician Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews in Trombone Shorty. Written by Andrews and illustrated by Bryan Collier, this …

cover-19 murals

It’s not unprecedented. I am done with that one, seen over and over in headlines, emails, speeches. Unprecedented feels like a poor sloppy stand-in for the word we should be using to describe this time. I’ve heard friends say the universe is done with humanity’s antics; we’ve all been put in the ultimate time out. …