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“I didn’t know you had a mixed baby!” My students react to my biracial daughter

Written by Michelle; Originally published at Balancing Jane I do not wake up in the morning thinking to myself that I have a biracial child. I don’t tickle her and think about the color of her skin or the texture … Continue reading

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Nigerian Assembly

By Guest Contributor Mona Zutshi Opubor Yesterday morning—three months after our move from New Jersey—I attended an assembly at the children’s school in Nigeria. At 7:25 a.m., parents shuffled into the open-walled gymnasium to claim a folding chair. As the … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Here’s LIE reader Lynne’s darling boy astride a reptile. What a cutie! Got cute kids? Send their photos to us so we can show them off for you! Tweet

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Open thread

It’s been quiet here lately, mostly due to the travails of your co-editors (apologies!), so here is a chance for all of you to catch up. Talk election, talk school-year blues, talk whatever is hitting home for you this week. … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Here are LIE reader Anne’s two cuties, Jean and Barbara, enjoying frozen yogurt. What sweethearts! Got cute kids? Send their photos to us so we can show them off! Tweet

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Bringing it to the classroom: Adoption talk 101 in 2nd grade

Written by Catherine Anderson; Originally published at Mama C and the Boys Happy Adoption Awareness Month! Although I am of the mind set that every waking moment has adoption awareness potential out there in the big world-in this particular post, … Continue reading

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Do you believe in what we do here? Can you help?

Regular readers have likely noticed that it has been quiet around here, lately. Thank you to those of you who have written to check in on the LIE team. We’re fine, though a bit overburdened. Love Isn’t Enough is just … Continue reading

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Ask LIE

Dear LIE, I’ve been reading LIE for many years now and you have helped me in the past when my son had to deal with racist behaviours thrust upon him. I live in Italy. My husband recently signed up my … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Here is LIE reader Lydia’s darling daughter Ixchel with her dad. Got cute kids? Send their pictures to us so we can show them off for you! Tweet

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Ask LIE: How do we address microaggressions at our children’s schools?

Dear Love Isn’t Enough. As the new school year approaches my husband and I are again finding that we need to address race issues within the school system. My stepkids are teenagers in high school and more of these issues … Continue reading

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We’re Not About That Hug Life

Well, we are, but we aren’t. Anyone who has seen Tiny Smalls and I together, or her with her dad, they’d know that we are really affectionate. She’s all about the hugs and the sugar (that’s kiss for those of … Continue reading

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Quoted: Even When A Study Talks About the Harm of Spanking Many Adults Still in Denial

Renee at Womanist Musings writes about spanking in the black community: Spankings are often posited as the solution to the high drop out rate, teen pregnancy, and of course the high incarceration rate. If this was really the solution, would … Continue reading

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A love poem for single mothers

originally published at Crunk Feminist Collective Hey girl, I’m calling Cause I got your text Seems you might need a hug And a minute to vent So you spent one more night Trying to find the words To explain that … Continue reading

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No, I’m Not Her Mammy, Thanks

I’ve been a mama for eight years, nine if you consider the 36 weeks my uterus was being rented out by my daughter Tiny Smalls. I’ve been a Black woman for over three decades and have experienced various levels of … Continue reading

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Gender-fluid piece in NYT insulting to girls and women

Written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Margot Magowan; originally published at Reel Girl The New York Times piece on gender-fluid kids reinforces so many stereotypes, I’ve got to go through them. Let’s start with sentence #1: The night before Susan … Continue reading

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Olympic Oppression? Gabby Douglas and Smile Politics [Crunk Feminist Collective] I’m cheering for all of them, but I have a soft spot for the girls of color on the team, including African American Gabby Douglas, and Kyla Ross, who is … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

LIE reader Melissa sent a photo of her sweet Emma with this note: “Emma’s first hair cut! We went to an area AA salon and Emma loved it! Fabulous experience! ” What a cutie! Got cute kids? Send us a … Continue reading

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