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Good Night MyBrownBaby: Faith Ringgold’s “Tar Beach” (VIDEO)

Announcing the winners of our third Good Night MyBrownBaby giveaway, plus video me reading an all-time favorite, Faith Ringgold's "Tar Beach."

– Jan 24, 2017

The Fragile Fierceness of Faith—and What it Means to Write About It

Just the mere mention of faith sends internet trolls into a frenzy. But this mom's got some strong words of her own for those who have a problem with her beliefs.

In the Gray: Teaching my Daughter How to Use Faith AND Wisdom in Relationships

We all live in the murky, gray area that exists between our core values and the wisdom needed to deal with reality. How do we teach our children to discern the difference if we're confused about it, too?

Shaped By God: Encouraging Faith—As Opposed to Religion—in My Child

A mother ponders teaching her daughter about faith—teachings that involve more than the transfer of Bible facts and "Because Jesus said so."

The Lord Will Make a Way: When Tragedy Reminds Us To Be Faithful and Trust God [For R’ Mani]

The brutal death of a child and her pregnant mother reminds a mother to embrace the instincts God gives us—because He never steers us wrong.

{Faith & Motherhood} The Solution to Selfishness: Parenthood

Want to control—or even eliminate—selfishness? I have the perfect solution! Have a baby!

{Faith & Motherhood} Developing My Child’s ‘Character’: The Greatest Ghostwriting Gig Ever

I'm helping to write the first few chapters of my daughter’s life, so that I don't miss the opportunity to inject lessons that she'd never come up with on her own.

{Faith & Motherhood} Teaching Children To Pray—Purposefully and From the Heart

Lord knows I smile big and cheesy when I hear my daughter say her grace or put her hands together for prayer before we go night-night. But I think it’s just as important that when someone at school hurts her feelings, she knows she can go inside herself and pray about that too.

{Faith & Motherhood} The Joy in Tears: A Mother Learns the Benefit Of A Good Cry

There was a time when I would have viewed my tears, not as a way to cleanse my soul or to release the heaviness of heartache and pain, but as a sign of weakness. As if being weak (as in vulnerable) is a bad thing. It isn’t.

{Faith & Motherhood} When Your Reflection Talks Back

For most of us, our children are our second chance. And I don’t mean in a Joe Jackson, Kris Jenner kind of way either. We...

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