Tales From the Postpartum Darkside: This New Mom’s OCD Kicked In After Birth
First family road trip up the coast: this mom made her husband spend 20 minutes brainstorming a plan for saving all of their lives should their car careen off a cliff.
Black Boys and Self-Esteem: How To Silence Your Son’s Inner Critic
How can we help our sons develop powerful self-esteem? By helping them confront their inner critics—that nagging voice that points out their failures, inadequacies, and shortcomings.
Black Children and Role Models: Remember, Somebody’s Watching Me (Us)
Sometimes it's the subtle things that children notice and internalize that make a difference in their life's journey.
Not Everyone Can Breastfeed: A Tale Of Pregnancy, Depression & Formula Feeding
We are always told that formula is fine but “breast is best.” But this mom's story is just one example of why it doesn’t work for every family.
This’ll Make Tiger Mom’s Head Explode: A Radical Way To Parent Black Children
Our jobs as parents is to help our children practice excellence within their own unique life design. Here's a radical way one mom puts this to the test as she unschools her daughters.
Nurturing Culture and Pride In Black Children: mater mea’s Agatha Achindu Leads the Way
Showing the beauty, complexity, strength and awesome of Black moms and our children with a celebration of Agatha Achindu, founder and CEO of organic baby food line, Yummy Spoonfuls.
8 Ways New Fatherhood Is Just Like Pledging a Fraternity
A dad shares his funny take on life as a new dad—it’s a kind of hell week, but with a surprisingly happy ending.
How Becoming a Mom Changes You: mater mea’s Staceyann Chin
Showing the beauty, complexity, strength and awesome of Black moms and our children with a celebration of mater mea mom Staceyann Chin, a spoken word poet, performance artist and activist.
Brilliant but Lazy: Helping Your Underachieving Son to Succeed
How do you motivate your underachiever when you know he has the potential to succeed in school and life?