"I don’t care that he is still in pullups and hardly potty trained, my kid is a GENIUS and I am not saying that because I am his mother."
I have always loved to dance. When I was a teenager, I would have concerts in front of the mirror where I secretly crowned myself the dancing queen. When I was in my twenties, my dance moves made me the center of attention at every party. I don’t discriminate against any genre of music, but … Continue reading Nature’s Dance
It is a great thing to embrace our different backgrounds and cultural identities, but it’s even better to teach children to embrace their individuality and uniqueness.
Photo by Porapak Apichodilok on Pexels.com My child does not nap on his own. Honestly, I’m over it. I’m tired of the whitnoise machines, lullaby playlists, and the endless cups of milk. In my opinion, naptime routines are overrated. I have come to the point in my parent journey that as long as JohnJohn can nap … Continue reading The Long Ride Home
Somewhere in the world, a classroom like this exist and this is the type of classroom that I want my JohnJohn to belong to.
I was so excited to share this with JohnJohn because its an heirloom of a book.
I don’t know how many people will understand me when I say this , but a ponytail is not just a ponytail, a bang is not just a bang, and a haircut is not just a haircut in some parts of the African-American community. Cornrows by Camille Yarbrough illustrated by Carole Byard speaks to the fact that cornrows are more than just a hairstyle.
Photo by Flo Maderebner on Pexels.com Growing up, I was an undeniably, awkward child. I was over weight, wore wide rim glasses; and contained a mouth full of braces. I was terribly shy and when I was around people, I didn’t understand myself enough to be myself. I was dreadfully teased. At that time, there … Continue reading Finding A Groove
"My husband is a city guy and I am a country girl. We are the perfect paradox of parents for our son. Our backgrounds and perspectives on life shape what we teach and model to our son."
The major theme of the story is patriotism; and honestly, as a mother of color, being patriotic is not the first thing that comes to mind when I think of diversity.