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5 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Stand Up for Themselves

Love has started kindergarten, which is different for all of us. She is in a school setting which she has not been in before. The relationships we had with her other caregivers were different. We set them out and selected them. School is different as we were told who would be her teacher. We selected…

Amani ya Juu

Representation in the imagines that she sees and toys she plays with are very important to me. I really want her to be proud of who she is in every way including the color of her skin. I do my best to make sure she is aware that there are differences in everyone and one…

10 Morning Affirmations for Black Girls

Every morning when I wake up I say a positive affirmation. It can be as simple as saying “thanks”. By saying thanks I am acknowledging gratitude for the new day. I believe in waking up with a heart full of gratitude and being mindful of the blessing of a new day. Being in a peaceful…

Why I Stopped Fear Parenting

Being a young mother, put me in a  place of wanting to get everything right about being a mom.  It really was bad. I wanted to have the smartest, most talented, most everything kids. But in reality it was anxiety and control. It was me trying to control who I wanted them to be or…

Not Balancing Motherhood

BALANCE noun a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount, etc. I really don’t believe in the whole balancing thing. I believe that nothing will have your equal amount of time or attention at the same time. I know that if I am writing or working I am not giving it half…

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