Lessons on Being Present, From God’s Greatest Gift to Me

Forget going about life on auto-pilot: watch your three-year-old to figure out how to live in the moment.

A Young Black Girl Chosen To Be the Subject of a Book, All Grown Up

Her story is important. It is hers, and she owned it proudly.

– May 23, 2014

“Who’s Your Real Mother?” And Other Things To Never Say To An Adoptee

"I bet your real mother was beautiful," is among some of the many statements and questions that drive adoptees batty.

– May 13, 2014

Filling My Home With Brown Dolls, By Any Means Necessary

This mom will go to any lengths to create a home in which her daughter's brown skin and puffy hair is celebrated.

– May 12, 2014

Mother Wit: Help Your Child Get Better Grades, Without Punishing Him

Bringing home a "D" on the report card used to earn this mom a whooping. But she wants Mother Wit to help her get her son's grades up—without hitting him.

– May 7, 2014

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.

– Apr 30, 2014

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.

– Apr 28, 2014

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.

– Apr 23, 2014

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.

– Apr 21, 2014