Category Archives: Affirming Black Children

Why My 3 Year Old is Getting Knives for Christmas Why My 3 Year Old is Getting Knives for Christmas


Looking for a gift that will improve motor skills, increase confidence, and improve your kid’s diet? Consider knives….
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About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

7 Historical Warrior Princesses I Want My Daughter to Emulate 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…
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Didan Ashanta

About Didan Ashanta

Didan Ashanta is the author of "Jamaican Green Smoothies" and a LifeDesigner who blogs about eating your way to vibrant health at DidanAshanta.com. A native of Jamaica, she currently lives in the Tokyo, Japan with her husband and 3-yr-old daughter.

Black Fathers Who Babywear! Black Fathers Who Babywear!


By now you might have heard about the controversy over baby carrier company Baby K’Tan’s marketing for their…
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Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

23 Animated Series That Have Black Lead Characters or are Set in Africa 23 Animated Series That Have Black Lead Characters or are Set in Africa


The last time my daughter saw black people, aside from her father and I, we had driven for…
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Didan Ashanta

About Didan Ashanta

Didan Ashanta is the author of "Jamaican Green Smoothies" and a LifeDesigner who blogs about eating your way to vibrant health at DidanAshanta.com. A native of Jamaica, she currently lives in the Tokyo, Japan with her husband and 3-yr-old daughter.

Why I Gave My Daughter a Black Name — Despite the Perceived Consequences Why I Gave My Daughter a Black Name — Despite the Perceived Consequences


As an African-American woman with an unusual name (Dara Tafakari), I know all too well that America is…
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Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

Autistic 6-Year-Old Black Boy is the Youngest to Attend Oxford University Autistic 6-Year-Old Black Boy is the Youngest to Attend Oxford University


Spotted this online and had to share. This is pretty crazy! Via Clutch Magazine; At six years old,…
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Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

Black Teens Accepted to Multiple Ivy Leagues,  Part 2 Black Teens Accepted to Multiple Ivy Leagues, Part 2


As we enter graduation season, there are many stories being reported of exceptionally bright teens. Of course, there…
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Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

6 Sources of Black Ballerina Inspiration for Little Girls 6 Sources of Black Ballerina Inspiration for Little Girls


Dutch National Opera & Ballet dancer Michaela DePrince Photo Source My 6 year old daughter looooves ballerinas. She…
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Darcel

About Darcel

Darcel is a single Mama to Three. She writes about her Motherhood journey, their Unschooling lifestyle, and raising a child with Autism at The Mahogany Way. You can follow along with her behind the scenes at MahoganyWayMama on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

New Dreamworks Animated Film,  Home,  Will Feature a Black Girl as the Protagonist New Dreamworks Animated Film, Home, Will Feature a Black Girl as the Protagonist


This is exciting. Dreamworks’ new animated film, Home, will feature a young black girl (voiced by Rihanna) as…
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Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...