Parenting

Massive List of Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Justice #BlackLivesMatter

Massive List of Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Justice #BlackLivesMatter
July 9, 2016 Comments Off on Massive List of Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Justice #BlackLivesMatter

This has been a trying week for black people and I am truly exhausted with trying to justify my place in the world and my right to stay alive and my husband’s right to not get shot dead by a ... Read More »

Check us out in BuzzFeed’s Feature on Raising a Radical Black Girl!

Check us out in BuzzFeed’s Feature on Raising a Radical Black Girl!
May 25, 2016 Comments Off on Check us out in BuzzFeed’s Feature on Raising a Radical Black Girl!

Fist bump to BuzzFeed! I am on a real high after my Facebook buddy Tiffany Thomas Lewis sent a BuzzFeed article my way that had a picture of me and my magical brown girl Mikaela, with our fists raised, afros ... Read More »

VICTORY! Scholastic Pulls Happy Slave Books Off Shelves After Backlash From Moms Who Called For Ban

VICTORY! Scholastic Pulls Happy Slave Books Off Shelves After Backlash From Moms Who Called For Ban
January 17, 2016 Comments Off on VICTORY! Scholastic Pulls Happy Slave Books Off Shelves After Backlash From Moms Who Called For Ban

I am so proud to report that after backlash on social media, Scholastic decided to pull two books that depicted slaves as “happy and joyful” from circulation. I can’t imagine anyone would co-sign a book about happy and joyful slaves. ... Read More »

What to expect when your child unknowingly catches pneumonia

What to expect when your child unknowingly catches pneumonia
December 31, 2015 Comments Off on What to expect when your child unknowingly catches pneumonia

Pneumonia is like a sneaky thief that robs you and then stabs you in the back and tries to leave you for dead. I found that out the hard way while on vacation over the Christmas holiday when my 7-year-old son caught ... Read More »

The Power of the Passport and the Woman Leading the Charge For Teens To Travel Globally

The Power of the Passport and the Woman Leading the Charge For Teens To Travel Globally
October 12, 2015 Comments Off on The Power of the Passport and the Woman Leading the Charge For Teens To Travel Globally

There are a lot of young girls of color who don’t get to jet-set around the world like many white teens do. Just consider my kids. While I would love for my girls Kaitlin, 13 and Mikaela, 11 to travel, ... Read More »

How Khan Academy & Pixar Are Thinking ‘Out Of The Box’ with Brain Boosting Lessons For Your Kids

How Khan Academy & Pixar Are Thinking ‘Out Of The Box’ with Brain Boosting Lessons For Your Kids
August 31, 2015 Comments Off on How Khan Academy & Pixar Are Thinking ‘Out Of The Box’ with Brain Boosting Lessons For Your Kids

I’m already into Khan Academy. My kids log on and engage in lessons that help them to grow smarter and enhance their learning. There are informative videos that are pretty much like having another teacher at home. If you want ... Read More »

How to Re-purpose a Room & Make a Kids Homework Retreat For Pennies Or Less

How to Re-purpose a Room & Make a Kids Homework Retreat For Pennies Or Less
July 7, 2015 Comments Off on How to Re-purpose a Room & Make a Kids Homework Retreat For Pennies Or Less

I assume that we all have that one room that is either our junk room with loads of stuff we’re stowing away or it’s a very neglected room because we don’t need it at all. Well I have that room ... Read More »

Massive List of Where to Get FREE Back to School Supplies!

Massive List of Where to Get FREE Back to School Supplies!
June 30, 2015 Comments Off on Massive List of Where to Get FREE Back to School Supplies!

If you’re like me you are getting ready for back to school already and searching high and low for the best deals or some FREE stuff that can help reduce costs. Since I was searching, I decided to compile a ... Read More »

The 10 Looks You Give Your Kids When They Ask You Stupid Stuff

The 10 Looks You Give Your Kids When They Ask You Stupid Stuff
May 29, 2015 Comments Off on The 10 Looks You Give Your Kids When They Ask You Stupid Stuff

It’s summer. It’s hot. And your kids are giving you the business while home on summer vacation. If you’re like me, you dish out these looks on a daily basis! Read on… 1. When they say “I’m Hungry” and your ... Read More »

HUGE LIST of Places To See Movies Outside in Atlanta This Summer

HUGE LIST of Places To See Movies Outside in Atlanta This Summer
May 29, 2015 Comments Off on HUGE LIST of Places To See Movies Outside in Atlanta This Summer

Are your kids bored yet? Looking to get outdoors and take in a good movie and have some together time? Well there are PLENTY of places to see a good movie for free and get out and catch a cool ... Read More »

Why a Second Opinion Matters When It Comes To Your Kid’s Health

Why a Second Opinion Matters When It Comes To Your Kid’s Health
May 11, 2015 2 Comments »

This past weekend my daughter Kaitlin, the bright bubbly girl who is as sweet as pie and never gets sick, got really ill all of a sudden. It really hit her hard on Mother’s Day and she complained of having ... Read More »

Enough! Why You Should Put Your Kids Toys in Jail & How Your Child Can Bail Them Out

Enough! Why You Should Put Your Kids Toys in Jail & How Your Child Can Bail Them Out
April 19, 2015 Comments Off on Enough! Why You Should Put Your Kids Toys in Jail & How Your Child Can Bail Them Out

I’m done. I am so tired of walking in my son Jojo’s room and feeling an overwhelming feeling like a hurricane hit his room and ONLY his room. Its’s junky, messy and a crying shame that I allow him to ... Read More »

Why Mom & Daughter Relationships Are Sacred #KidsDreamingBig #APWhenIGrowUp

Why Mom & Daughter Relationships Are Sacred #KidsDreamingBig #APWhenIGrowUp
February 24, 2015 Comments Off on Why Mom & Daughter Relationships Are Sacred #KidsDreamingBig #APWhenIGrowUp

When my kids grow up, I want their memories of me to be great ones. That’s why I try to be a great mom. I’m present in their lives. I take time time to talk to them. I tell them ... Read More »

A Wish For My Child…To LIVE Out LOUD #APMyWish #KidsDreamingBig

A Wish For My Child…To LIVE Out LOUD #APMyWish #KidsDreamingBig
February 12, 2015 Comments Off on A Wish For My Child…To LIVE Out LOUD #APMyWish #KidsDreamingBig

In 10 years I wish that Kaitlin will be able to pursue her dreams as an animator fully without being relegated to feel like she’s a girl and can’t do what some boys do best. In a world where sexual ... Read More »

Staying UnStoppable During the Holidays #UnstoppableMoms #ad

Staying UnStoppable During the Holidays #UnstoppableMoms #ad
November 7, 2014 Comments Off on Staying UnStoppable During the Holidays #UnstoppableMoms #ad

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed ... Read More »