recent visitor invited me to check out the blog of Sunflower Mom
(aka Kim from the Dallas-Fort Worth area), who is also a teacher and a parent to two children of mixed-race heritage. Kim’s beautiful daughter, Brenna, is a regular on Barney
and is pictured on the package of a new product from Just For Me,
a line of hair care products for multi-ethnic children. For those of use with very little experience with hair that’s anything other than poker straight, this site is an educational resource. I learned a bit just from skimming the section on “hair myths.” The products look intriguing, and Kim swears by the texture softener made from sunflower oil that’s packaged with the relaxer for children aged five and older.
Check out her blog to see what else Kim has to say about raising a mixed-race family. Her current post (“Trying to Fit In”) about her family’s first visit to a new school illustrates clearly what some children of mixed-race heritage deal with on a regular basis. It also illustrates how such issues often catch us parents by surprise…and then send us off to touch base with others who’ve been there, and understand.