How do I teach privilege to my able-bodied, white male children?

My partner and I recently welcomed our miracle twin newborns to the world and we’re thrilled! But also terrified. Somehow we managed to bring two more blond-haired, blue-eyed, males into our rural Midwest society (we are both of primarily European ancestry, but we never expected this!).

We had always planned to teach our children to value diversity and to challenge the system of privilege, but now we’re looking at raising children who are the textbook image of privilege. Help! How can we do parenting right?

Accio magical Hogwarts-themed party (to benefit a couple adopting a child!)

When I'm imagining fabulous parties I'd want to attend, an evening at Hogwarts is top of the list. I'm imagining themed tables, a sorting hat, delish British comfort food, and Harry Potter trivia. Wait, this party happened?! Yep, and it was all to benefit a couple trying to adopt a baby from China.

Let's be inspired to create our own Harry Potter party from this magical event… (No house elves were harmed in the making!)

You have to see this radically honest YouTube docu-series about race, gender, sexualities, and more

I was introduced to StyleLikeU as a media platform producing "radically honest docu-style videos that give voice to role models of all body-types, ages, races, genders, sexualities, and abilities, who stand proudly outside of norms and are comfortable in their skin, disentangling style from fashion in the process." Um, yes please. This required further investigation since it sounded fairly groundbreaking. I was absolutely not disappointed.

This new Ikea wellness collection aims to inspire major relaxation

This new Ikea wellness limited edition collection, HJÄRTELIG, claims to combine chic style with self care and relaxation-inspired design.

The collection includes scented candles, throws and cushions, bedside tables and headboards, a yoga kit, and my favorite, a sheer bed canopy, all made from more sustainable cotton, rattan, linen, cork, and even solid pine (a departure from some of their particle board materials).

Always looking SHARP: cactus accessories for your home and your bod

Some things are just HOT right now: alpacas, festival gear, desert stuff… but one thing that makes me happy is the endurance of the cactus and succulent trend. Please stay forever, my prickly and green lovelies. Aloe you very much. You're always looking sharp. I'm ready to stop being a cact-I and start being a cact-US. Many apologies for all those puns.

Let's take a look at some of the most adorable cactus accessories for wearing and decoration no matter what season it is…