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The Double Click: Global Parenting, The Cosby Show, and Nutella


Sometimes time zones, laundry, and the algorithms of social media mean we miss each other online. So I'm sharing my recent, favorite links for you to read when you get a chance.

Here's some fun articles to make you laugh and to make you think.

In Switzerland, Parents Observe. In the U.S., Hovering Is Required || NYT Motherlode

If we had been living in Switzerland, the incident would have ended here. But four weeks ago, we had moved “home” to the Chicago area. So this story had another chapter. Because thanks to hovering American parent culture, the La Grange Library food fight was not only between a 3-year-old and an 18-month-old. It was also between their mothers, who were right at the table with them.

Choose Your Own Identity || NY Times

Racial identity can be fluid. More and more, it will have to be: Multiracial Americans are on the rise, growing at a rate three times as fast as the country’s population as a whole, according to a new Pew Research Center study released in June. Nearly half of mixed-race Americans today are younger than 18, and about 7 percent of the U.S. adult population could be considered multiracial, though they might not call themselves that.

There's A Whole Festival Dedicated To Nutella || Relevant Magazine

Obsessed with Nutella? You’re not alone, and there’s an opportunity for you to join a whole bunch of other chocolate-hazelnut spread fans at a festival in Australia this spring. Nutella

The Hill On Which This Cosby Kid Is Willing To Die || Shalom In The City

I never saw my family- a father with multiple advanced degrees and a mother who balanced a job and family. As a little girl, I was looking for words and images, anecdotes and history to help me tell my story. Every Thursday night for eight years, the Huxtables taught me how by living theirs. They lived into a new narrative of the black family that was both empowering and redemptive.




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