Are public school systems setting minority students up for failure?

Are public school systems setting minority students up for failure?
The media is buzzing about the recently released findings from the U.S. Department of Educations’ 2011-2012 Civil Rights Data Collection survey. Based on the results, it appears that not only are minority students more likely to be expelled/suspended than their general market counterparts, but are also more prone to receive inexperienced and less dedicated teachers.... Read more »

Black mothers are...

Black mothers are...
I read an article today on Huffington Post titled, “Black Mothers Are The Worst?,” it’s title came from the author typing “Black mothers are” into the Google search engine and coming up with “Black mothers are the worst” and “Black mothers are abusive,” as the top two search results. Of course out of curiosity, I... Read more »

When fear works in your favor....

When fear works in your favor....
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been known to over analyze situations, to weigh the cons more than the pros and to always, always, always prepare for the worst-case scenario. I can’t recall if this started during childhood, or if it crept up on me somewhere between then and adulthood. Nevertheless, fear has... Read more »
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Why Curious George may be a bad influence on my child.. and yours too!

Why Curious George may be a bad influence on my child.. and yours too!
A few months ago, Go-2-baby was Caillou’s biggest fan, something I learned that many other parents disagreed with. After searching the web, I realized that Caillou was/is America’s most hated Cartoon (and he isn’t even American,) go figure. I didn’t mind Caillou, he was a little whiny. stubborn brat, but I know worse kids in... Read more »

Co-sleeping...when three becomes a crowd

Co-sleeping...when three becomes a crowd
When Go-2-baby was first born, we did pretty well with making sure she slept in her own space. We had a bassinet, crib and a rock-and-play sleeper to chose from. She spent a majority of her time sleeping in either of the three, but the crib less than anything. We moved into a bigger space... Read more »

5 things I'm learning about the "Terrible Twos"

5 things I'm learning about the "Terrible Twos"
For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard people going on and on about terrible twos, from sharing their own horror stories to telling me how terrible I, or someone else was at that age. Although I’d been around several not so well behaved toddlers, I guess I never really believed the hype. That... Read more »
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Are Super Bowl Parties Kid-Friendly?

Are Super Bowl Parties Kid-Friendly?
Sunday, I will be attending a Super Bowl party for the third time since I’ve become a parent. Before 2012, Super Bowl parties were a time for me to drink and party with my friends. I’ve never been really into the game itself, except for that one year when the Bears and The Colts were... Read more »

No Kids Allowed: Should restaurants and movie theaters be kid free?

I’m about a week or so late on the topic, but it was still fresh on my mind. I’ve heard a lot of chatter about the couple who brought the 8-month old baby to Alinea. I had to do a little more research to get an idea on just how the situation went. I, personally... Read more »

Have I already ruined Santa for my child?

Have I already ruined Santa for my child?
So, I just read a blog post from one of our fellow Chicago Now Bloggers at Daddy’s World titled, “When My Mom Became Santa Claus.” His post touched on a few of the points of why I’ve been going back and forth about how deep into this Santa Claus myth I want my child to... Read more »
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Better late than never: Go-2-baby celebrates big 2 with Caillou

Here we are about four days away from Christmas, and I’m just now posting pics from Go-2-Baby’s Caillou party last month. I know, I know, he’s like America’s (and Canada’s) favorite cartoon especially among parents, right? How dare me not post pics sooner.. I’m sure most of you understand how easy it is to be... Read more »