Last week, a sweet Cheerios commercial showing a white mom, black dad, and biracial daughter touched off an insane storm of racist backlash. … More
“Mommy you’re a blockhead!” my son happily exclaimed. I immediately knew who was to blame for my son’s insult. Charlie Brown and The Great Pumpkin. Well, technically I was to blame for being foolish enough to download the app and let him watch the special but who knew how foul the language on a classic cartoon could be…. More
I’ve long been a fan of Shonda Rhimes. An African-American woman completely dominating primetime TV: what’s not to love? As soon as I saw she would be sitting down with Oprah and Scandal star Kerry Washington, I knew I had to watch to get some pointers on how Shonda manages it all…. More
So I’m guilty—my kids watch too much TV. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends as much screen-free time as possible for kids under 2 (even the so-called “educational programming”), citing research that leads them to conclude that attention from Mom and Dad is what’s most important at that age.