Category : Parenting

- 20 hours ago

The Importance of Celebrating Halloween During the Pandemic

Several years ago I posted a piece entitled,& "Four Family Friendly Halloween Fun Tips"& . I had forgotten all about it until today when I was about to start writing this one. Upon reviewing it, I realized that I completed the items of that list wit...

- 2 weeks ago

COVID19 Has Driven Working Moms to the Brink

& “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you,"& Ruth Bader Ginsburg& & Like many, I am gutted by the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg from the land of the living. The loss of her presence. The loss of h...

- 1 month ago

Horizon Thoughts...

In the midst of it all, find things to make you smile. Your sanity depends on it. #COVID19

- 1 month ago

My September 11, 2001 Experience

They report that the 9/11 tragedies happened 19 years ago. However, I cannot believe that’s true because it feels like yesterday. I remember where I was when I learned about the planes going into the towers, I remember who I talked to, what I did aft...

- 1 month ago

Family Chaos Can Be Cured with Ice Cream

" You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that is pretty much the same thing." — Unknown.There are many moments throughout the day where my kids are fussing, cussing, and running around. The cussing doesn't involve actual curse words b...

- 2 months ago

LittleMoochi, an Innovative Way to Educate and Entertain Your Kids

This post was sponsored by LittleMoochi& We’re closing in on what seems like 500 million weeks into the “new normal”, and everyone’s getting a bit stir crazy.& And as usual, working parents have it 10 times harder. You’ve probably already added “hom...

- 2 months ago

Do We Need to Raise Woke Kids?

It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. –& L.R KnostThis has been a volatile summer in America. The protests and killin...

- 3 months ago

Celebrating National Ice Cream Month in Pittsburgh! #LovePgh

“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime.” John Lewis& Girl Enjoying an Ice Cream Cone at Heinz TheaterVisit Pittsburgh is...

- 3 months ago

Celebrating Independence Day

Celebrating the Fourth of JulyOur nation was founded on the ideals that every free man should have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Recent events have shown us that although slavery has been unlawful since 1865, freedom is not...

- 3 months ago

Celebrating Independence Day While Black

Celebrating the Fourth of JulyOur nation was founded on the ideals that every free man should have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Recent events have shown us that although slavery has been unlawful since 1865, freedom is not...

- 4 months ago

Happy Father's Day!

“What I’ve realized is that life doesn’t count for much unless you’re willing to do your small part to leave our children — all of our children — a better world. Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a c...

- 4 months ago

The End of School As We Know it, COVID19 Lessons

Family enjoying picnicSo, the school year is finally over and I am ecstatic! The above photo is of our celebration. Balancing work, school, and the stressors of day-to-day life combined with the additional stress of being Black in America during this...

- 4 months ago

Give My Sons a Chance to Breathe

They 'deserve to have life, liberty and the ability to share pursue happiness. Let them breathe!!!& & An Appeal to All of My Mommy Friends, Let's Work to Protect Our Boys

- 4 months ago

Unspoken Truth About Quarantine Life--In Some Ways, Life is Better

"Life during quarantine has been challenging, but it has been pretty amazing too!"NOTE:& This post was written before the murder of George Floyd by police officers. If you would like to know my thoughts about this, click here.& & Life was transforme...