Monthly Archives: March 2011

Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Here are Mama C‘s two sweeties, Marcel and Sam. Got cute kids? Send photos to team@loveisntenough.com so that we can show them off for you! Tweet

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Learning to Cross an Intersection Holding Alexandra Wallace’s Hand

[Written by Love Isn't Enough Contributor Rachel Broadwater] There are two things that children seem to have an innate skill for: the art of evasion and picking up inappropriate language.  In our house the girls’ evasion skills seem to manifest … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Thanks but no thanks [Resist Racism] Fox News:  Foreigners looking to adopt Japanese earthquake orphans need not apply. Apparently the director of a Japanese adoption agency has been receiving specific requests.  Ms. Ogawa was quoted as follows: “I have been receiving … Continue reading

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Talking about race with kids: Raising your child in Africa doesn’t make it any easier

written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Mark Jordahl; originally published at Wild Thoughts from Uganda “White people over there! Black people over there!” My wife and I stared at each other in horror as our then-three-year-old son stood on his … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. These are LIE reader Kellie’s cuties, Nels (6) and Phoenix (8).  And although we usually post only one photo, who could resist a this picture of Nels holding a chicken? So, … Continue reading

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Sometimes, life just sucks, okay?

Written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Amber Dorko Stopper, who blogs at http://voluptuousstoicism.com Our two children — Claudia (African-American, three years old) and Béla (Korean, two and a half) attend an arts-driven preschool in Philadelphia. The school has existed for 25 … Continue reading

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Request from NickNews

[editor's note: The LIE editors received this request via email, and are passing it along to you.] Hi, I am a Coordinating Producer for Nick News with Linda Ellerbee. Nick News is an Emmy award-winning kids’ television news program that … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Sammy Saturday: Linking to the little girl loved letter campaign [Mama C and the boys] Reading the letter found here at My Brown Baby (MBB) , by Nick Chilles (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of many books)  has been a … Continue reading

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Privilege and the Pledge of Allegiance

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Guest Contributor Jennifer Holladay; Originally published at Jennifer Holladay. Each day in schools across the country, students rise, turn their bodies toward the U.S. flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. It’s a daily exercise … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, and time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. LIE reader, Colby family, sends this sweet photo of her American Indian boys celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Got cute kids? Send their photos to team@loveisntenough.com so we can show them … Continue reading

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Playing with Hair Thoughts

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Guest Contributor Thorn; Originally published at Mother Issues. Thorn provides some helpful background on this post here. I don’t usually use disclaimers, but I’m feeling like I should go ahead and put a big disclaimer … Continue reading

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Adoptees Don’t Just Feel Foreign Around White People [Faded Footsteps] And what does that make me, if I’m Caucasian-raised and end up in a Chinese environment not of my doing (ie. work)? White? Asian? An Asian-who-is-really-white? A “white” person who just … Continue reading

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Race in “Ranger Rick” Magazine

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Guest Contributor Jennifer Holladay; Originally published at Jennifer Holladay.  To say my daughter has an interest in animals is an understatement. She sleeps with her “Doggy” under a zebra-print bedspread, and toys, books and magazines … Continue reading

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Announcement: The new Jim Crow

The following email was sent to me by Colorlines. I thought many of you might be interested. Late last year we told you about The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, an important book about racism … Continue reading

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Open Thread

What are thinking about today? (And, yes, I am listening, and yes, I will respond to anyone who posts here.   ) Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid

It’s Thursday, and time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. These are Tracey’s cuties: Colin (2, US domestic adoption), Zoe (3, adopted from Vietnam), and Noah (4, biological). Tracey blogs about their exploits at www.myminivanrocks.com. Got cute kids? Send photos … Continue reading

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Stop the Presses [Part 2]

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Contributor Rachel Broadwater. This is a continuation of Part 1. I am a 34 year old mother to two amazing girls my daughter 8 and my niece 9. I have been married to a totally … Continue reading

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Did you know March is Black History Month? [Los Angelista] To make things even more exciting, the advertisement said the Clippers “will admit 1,000 underprivileged children free.” Bless Sterling’s soul for making the connection between black history and being an … Continue reading

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Stop the Presses [Part 1]

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Contributor Rachel Broadwater Clinical and developmental psychologist Diana Baumrind has identified three distinct parenting styles: authoritative, permissive, and authoritarian. Later it was expanded to include a fourth: neglectful. From there came a slew of sub … Continue reading

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Open Thread (& Delurker Thursday?)

Is it just me, or does it seem awfully quiet around here lately? Perhaps we could take this open thread as an opportunity for the many lurkers among you to cautiously dip a metaphorical toe in the water. Talk about … Continue reading

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