Do my children really need to know about slavery?

Before you watch the video below I want to say 2 things: 1. No I didn’t cut my locs, it’s just wrapped up into a bunch of cute little twists that make them super curly (and me super happy 🙂 2.  Excuse my daughter’s interruption (she loves being on camera and wanted to make her presence known). Well it’s officially […]

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3 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Family and Still Meet Deadlines

As a mom who works hard at her 9-to-5, and sometimes her 8-to-12(midnight), the family can get shifted within the stack of her busy life. Making money is important, and it is definitely a motivation to building a better life for your children, but it should not take precedence over the reason you work and make the money. Even though […]

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The Supermom Series: Drop the Cape and Fly?

No matter how much I think I know; no matter how much I think I have grown, the Supermom Series has allowed me to take a deeper look at myself and some of my own struggles in the “supermom realm”. We have identified some of the causes, the symptoms and the children that are affected by the Supermom Syndrome, but […]

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The Supermom Series: 3 Myths About Supermoms That Must Go

In some circles, claiming and carrying the SUPERMOM cape is admired. It is looked upon with some kind of reverence. Why?? Because you, the SUPERMOM are holding it down at work AND at home. Further, you’re considered to be what every little girl strives for. THE DIAGNOSIS: We previously discussed how to identify the supermom and what a typical day looks like for […]

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Strong, Black Woman: Is It Wrong to be Strong All the Time?

For many years we as black women and even our black men have had to be strong. Stronger than our pain. Stronger than our struggle. We have in turn pushed that same message off on our children. Strength is a needed asset in our world today. Especially in a world where our black children are deemed not good enough and […]

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The Supermom Series: 5 Ways to Tell if You’re a SUPERMOM

You may or may not have been asked, “How do you do it? My goodness girl, you’re holding it down!” On the outside it appears that you have it altogether; the epitome of the perfect mom! Whether you are a single mom or a married mom, your day starts early and ends when you collapse. You would never admit that you […]

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6 Things You Must Do for Your Tech-Savvy Teen

I remember when I was a teenager, computers were the new awe. They were limited to classroom use and the library. But in this day and time, computers and other forms of technology like the iPhone, iPad, and Nook (wait; do they still use Nook?) are just as normal to have as socks and shoes. The social media craze has […]

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Treat Her Like A Lady! Training Your Son to Prevent Domestic Violence

Pushing. Biting. Hitting. Slapping. Hair pulling. These are all actions most of our sons commit at the tender stage after toddlerhood. It is considered by society as normal learning social skills, but where is the line drawn between social development and abuse? Black men have had stigmas attached to them since the inception of slavery in the Americas. Prior to […]

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Not Another Hashtag: #ProtectingOurBabiesin2016

#BlackLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter #JusticeForSandra… The list goes on. And the violence goes on. The uneasiness of a mother when her son innocently walks out from her protective eye continues to go on. The 21st century has spurned into a hotbed of police brutality and black-on-black crime in the media like never before. The deaths seem insurmountable, and the funeral homes are […]

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