I Won’t Kick My 3-Year-Old Out of My Bed

I remember my first night as a mother. I nursed my tiny baby to sleep, placed him in his crib, where he began to cry. So I calmed him, waited longer before I put him down, and yet he cried... Continue Reading

Why I Ditched a Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Regimen for a Self-Care Challenge

I could feel it all crashing down on me — running two businesses, raising an energetic 2 year old, breastfeeding and co-sleeping with a 9 month old, supporting my husband’s new business, showing love to family and friends, and trying... Continue Reading

12 Healthy Breakfast Options for the Time-Strapped Mom

Tired.  The perpetual state of being for many mothers. You’re already waking up before the sun rises and burning late into the night on most days, so breakfast is usually a choice between the sugary cereals you love-to-hate, toaster pastries or... Continue Reading

18 Free and Cheap Homeschooling/Unschooling Resources

You don’t need to spend insane amounts of money in order to successfully homeschool your child(ren). There are a ton of free or inexpensive homeschooling/unschooling resources right in your backyard. It takes a little research and getting out to explore... Continue Reading

Why I’m Conflicted About Taking My Kids to the Zoo

While the zoo may sound like the perfect family friendly outing, I’m not so sure about zoos. Sometimes during a zoo trip, I wonder what I’m really teaching my kids. Part of me enjoys seeing wildlife in person and another... Continue Reading

5 Tips to Help Single Moms Through The Holidays

Is it really November already? Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are right around the corner. Even though I’ve technically been a single mom since the end of 2012, this is the first Holiday season that I haven’t lived with my... Continue Reading

5 Non-Dairy Alternatives to Cow’s Milk for Young Children

I remember when my baby turned one year old and had her checkup the doctor asked me if I had started giving her cow milk. It seemed like almost every visit thereafter, that was always the first question. I never... Continue Reading

The 10 Things I Will Tell My Children About Sex

When I was about 14, my mom came into my room to give me the talk. It went something like, “There’s a lot of boys in this neighborhood. Keep your legs closed.” That was it. It was woefully insufficient. Like... Continue Reading

How I Survived Parenting Under My Parents’ Roof

The day my husband received an offer letter for his new, out-of-state job, we celebrated and waited for the word to come back with his official start date. We put our house on the market. And we waited. We expected... Continue Reading

10 Black Mommies of Special Needs Kids Who Are Documenting Their Experience on Social Media

As the mother of a child with special needs I know how important  it is to have a supportive network around you. This list was a bit harder to put together than I thought it would be, but with your... Continue Reading

7 Creative Ways to Teach Your Child to Tie Their Shoes

Learning to tie your shoes can be a fun or frustrating experience.  Keep in mind that tying shoes requires a strong set of fine motor skills.  Before you attempt to teach your child, make sure they have had plenty activities... Continue Reading

Confession: I Let the TV ‘Babysit’ My Child

By Dara Mathis Before I became a mother, I promised myself that I would never be the type of parent who let the television “babysit” my kid. How lazy! How neglectful! What a poor example of motherhood! And then real... Continue Reading

7 Historical Warrior Princesses I Want My Daughter to Emulate

I only recently got a peek at what Americans call ‘Princess Culture’ and sort of connected why the little girls all wanted pink frocks that look like 17th century designs, like to wear tiaras and some of them demand that... Continue Reading

8 Black Kids Who Completed High School and Entered College At An Early Age

Traditionally children enter kindergarten when they are five years old and graduate from high school when they are 18 years old.  However these incredible teens are moving along their educational pathway at their own pace.  Check out seven Black students... Continue Reading

My Experience with Diastasis Recti (Separation of the Abdominal Muscles) After Birth

By Alicia Barnes, liciabobesha.com In a normal week I spend 6-8 hours in the gym, so when my stomach wasn’t getting to where I was happy with it, I knew something wasn’t right. I kept hearing about diastasis recti, a separation... Continue Reading

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