The Snowy Day and The Art of Ezra Jack Keats

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This past weekend my family and I visited The Snowy Day and The Art of Ezra Jack Keats at the Skirball Cultural Center.  I wasn’t sure if my three young children would enjoy the exhibition –the first in the United  States for Keats, a white man who wrote stories featuring black characters during American civil rights movement — but […]

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Why Can’t Life Be Like Instagram?

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By Brandy Black I love looking through pictures on instagram, mini postcards of perfect beautiful lives.  The food, the sunsets, the snowman, the skiers, all of the adventurous  things people are doing. I like vacations because I too can participate in sharing my picture perfect life, but this year, my instagram went silent. I got […]

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Two Moms and The Father Daughter Dance

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By Brandy Black Our daughter is in Kindergarten now. The immense change that has already transpired this year blows my mind, our conversations have evolved in ways I’ve always dreamed of and I’m so proud of the girl she has become.  I worry, everyone knows this, about protecting my kids from the evils and misunderstandings […]

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Sleep Training: Don’t Underestimate The Power of Sleep

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By Brandy Black I am maniacal about my children’s sleep routine. When I got pregnant I knew nothing of what I was doing, feeling totally overwhelmed, I began to read lots of books and what I learned was that sleep is very important for children, for anyone really. But kids learn and grow in their […]

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