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.
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.
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.
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.