Baby & Blog | Celebrating Black Mommyhood

Baby and Blog’s First Mommy Meetup in Chicago!

Hello mommies, I have really enjoyed being a part of the online black mommy community — here on Baby and Blog and in our Facebook group Black Moms Connect. I want to move the fellowship from virtual to real-world, so... 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, 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

I’m Pregnant With Twins and Raising 4 Young Children — The Challenges and the Joys

I never thought that after already being blessed with four children my body would carry twins. When I went for my first prenatal check up I was so surprised yet giddy when I got the news. I always entertained the... Continue Reading

8 Month Pregnant Track Star Competes in US Track and Field Championship

While many women take it easy in their last few week of pregnancy, 28-year-old track star Alysia Montaño was competing at a high level track event! The married and 34-weeks-pregnant star competed in the 800 m event at the US... Continue Reading

8 Popular Nursery Rhymes With Dark Meanings

My Grandfather had just arrived home from a long day at work and sat down in his favourite spot on the verandah. Of course, I quickly climbed into his lap to snuggle up with my book of nursery rhymes. He read them so eloquently, rounding... Continue Reading

5 Fun Summer Activities that Cost Little Money And Keep Kids Entertained

One more week of school and I will have all 4 kids home for the summer. My two oldest have hit the age where the cost of fun is not fun anymore because we are paying full kid prices. Things... Continue Reading

30 Classic Songs by Black Artists that Celebrate Mothers

Being a mom can be challenging! If you ever need a pick me up, listen to one of these songs celebrating mothers. Ashanti, Mother CeCe Winans, Mama’s Kitchen Fantasia, Baby Mama Nas, Dance Lenny Kravitz “Thinking Of You” Shirley Caesar,... Continue Reading

Black Fathers Who Babywear!

By now you might have heard about the controversy over baby carrier company Baby K’Tan’s marketing for their sling. One box features a white mother and baby, with her partner standing behind her, the other features a black woman and... Continue Reading

Study Finds that Wisconsin, Mississippi and Michigan are the Worst States to Raise Black Children; Full Top 10 List Inside

Let me start by saying this list has sparked a lot of discussion and some controversy. The list of best and worst states to raise black children is from an Annie e Casey Foundation study done in March called “Race... Continue Reading

5 TV Shows That Teach Literacy Skills

There is constant debate about screen time for children.  Some say no screen time, some say a little is okay.  If you are allowing your children to watch television, why not let it be educational?  Here are five television shows... Continue Reading

10 Tips for Potty Training On The Go and In Public Restrooms

Potty training at home can be a stressful task.  Going out and using public restrooms can add another hurdle to an already strenuous task.  If you are like me, you try to avoid public restrooms altogether, they can be smelly,... Continue Reading

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