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First Name Basis Podcast

Sep 28, 2021

Books are such a powerful teaching tool because they give us glimpses into experiences beyond our own — which is something children’s book author Andrea Wang is an expert at.

Andrea’s books are beautiful for many reasons — they’ll make you laugh, they’ll make you cry, and they’ll help you better understand...


Sep 21, 2021

Can you believe that Halloween is just around the corner?

 

I know some of you super-prepared parents out there are already getting costumes put together for your kiddos, and you may be wondering about cultural appropriation as you're looking through the shelves and online at all the costume options.

 

I get asked all...


Sep 14, 2021

Your kiddo just said something racist. 

Trust me, as a parent myself, I can feel your pain, hear your groans of embarrassment and sense your anxiety. 

But what do you do now?

If you are here listening to this podcast and participating in this community, I know you are working toward creating an anti-racist and inclusive...


Sep 7, 2021

Debunking the myth that Black Lives Matter is trying to destroy families is such an important topic, we’re spending our second week in a row talking about it.

 

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to last week’s episode — “Black Lives Matter And the Family Part 1: Enslavement” — I would encourage you to...