Category : Parenting

- 1 day 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 KnostLike everybody, I have been somewhat overwhelmed by the social just...

- 1 week 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...

- 1 month 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...

- 1 month 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...

- 1 month 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...

- 1 month 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...

- 2 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

- 2 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...

- 2 months ago

I am a Mother...

Mom at Virginia BeachBeing a mother has been my greatest honor, biggest privilege, and hardest job. I am humbled to be in a club that includes great women like my own mother, grandmother and ancestors. I am their daughter and I am here, humbly trying...

- 3 months ago

This COVID-19 Normal Is Chaotic as Hell For Parents

& & & & & & "Sometimes you just have to cry in your closet." -Mom on the Today Show& & Wearing the maskWorking from home while social distancing is hard, and it is not just because I have to wear masks for personal errands that make it hard to b...

- 3 months ago

Coronavirus Baking

Baby bakingI know a lot of folks have turned to baking as a comfort during these difficult times. Although we haven't made it a habit. When we made cupcakes for Easter, it was memorable. Look who was in charge!!!

- 3 months ago

Coronavirus Baking

Baby bakingI know a lot of folks have turned to baking as a comfort during these difficult times. Although we haven't made it a habit. When we made cupcakes for Easter, it was memorable. Look who was in charge!!!

- 3 months ago

Story Time for Young Kids During Coronavirus Pandemic

Story time with Michele ObamaReading stories to your kids is a great way to bond, foster a love of learning, and educate them. However, what do you do if you don't have the time. like when you are attempting to watch them and work from home during Co...

- 3 months ago

The COVID19 Love Train!

This period of sheltering in place has resulted in some of us spending time with our favorite people. However, other spending time with folks they don't like very much. And others are simply alone, lacking direct human touch and interaction. And whil...