31 for 41: Beautiful Skin

Dear Donovan, After you started preschool, you once came home and announced to me, “I am the only brown boy in my class.”  I wondered if you had figured that out through your own observations, or if another child had pointed it out to you.  I assured you that your skin is beautiful, but internally,Continue reading “31 for 41: Beautiful Skin”

31 for 41: Birds, Bees and Big Dogs

Dear Donovan, When you were a little boy, you loved the show “Wild Kratts.”  You loved learning about animals.  I tried to support you in your animal studies with frequent trips to the zoo and a small fortune in animal books.  There were bugs in jars, toads in the bathtub, a three-generation cat family, MojoContinue reading “31 for 41: Birds, Bees and Big Dogs”