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

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.

– Apr 16, 2014

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.

– Apr 11, 2014

5 Things This Mom Totally Judges Fellow Moms About

Modern moms seem to be on a kick to bring their child-rearing techniques back to the Dark Ages, and this technology-obsessed, processed-food-loving mom can’t deal with the sanctimoniousness.

– Apr 7, 2014

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.

– Apr 2, 2014

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?

– Mar 31, 2014