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“How to Talk to your Kids About Race Without Breaking a Sweat.”

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Hi, I’m Vanessa…

And this is my beautiful family.

When our son was born, we lived in a very multicultural area. We were blessed with friends who looked a lot like us. I assumed he would just automatically be unbiased. Unfortunately, I was wrong.

This blog was born to provide you (and me) with tools and resources to talk with our kids about race and support us in raising them to love our differences instead of fear them.

  • The Role of Grandparents in Preserving Culture
    Learn about the important role of grandparents in preserving culture, especially in multicultural families from this podcast episode with Nanny Jen.
  • How to Talk with White Kids About Race and Racism
    It can be tough to know how to talk with white kids about race, but this podcast episode is full of tips to help you get started well. Learn how to do anti-racism work well and have age appropriate conversations about race with your kids. It’s an important part of raising anti-racist children who are allies for justice.
  • Spend Your Dollars Where They Will Do The Most Good
    A guide to spending your money in ways that are going to make a difference. Learn how to spend your dollars where they will do the most good.
  • How to Practice Self-Care While Breastfeeding
    Find out how you can practice self-care while breastfeeding your baby and feel good about it! It’s never selfish to care for yourself.
  • How to Embrace Accents
    In this episode of the podcast, author Frances Díaz Evans joins us as we discuss how to embrace accents by interacting with empathy.
  • How to Combat Gender Stereotypes as a Family
    Gender stereotypes are the perceptions of people in society about how certain genders should act or look like based on their gender. These stereotypes are damaging and limit us as people. Learn ways you can combat gender stereotypes as a family.

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