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Raising Proud Black Children with Sankofa Club

Raising Proud Black Children with Sankofa Club

Full disclosure: I never had a real plan of how I was going to talk about race with my kids. It wasn’t intentional; I just got so wrapped up in all of the other details – teaching them how to use the toilet and put […]

It’s Okay to Not Know Everything

It’s Okay to Not Know Everything

One of the biggest things I have to remind myself as a parent is to be gracious with myself. Just like my boys who aren’t even four years old yet, and are still learning how to function as little humans, I’m young in motherhood. It […]

We Potty-Trained Twins! Our Most Crucial Potty-Training Tips

We Potty-Trained Twins! Our Most Crucial Potty-Training Tips

One of the blog posts people have asked me to write in the past has always been potty training tips. I never did one because…I didn’t have any! It was so hard for me to be consistent and thorough with potty training. I tried many […]

I Gained Weight in Quarantine Too (And I’m a Personal Trainer)

I Gained Weight in Quarantine Too (And I’m a Personal Trainer)

I was feeling a little apprehensive to make this post, but I’ve had a few conversations with friends about this shared experience. I talked to one recently who told me that my transparency with my own self-image could actually help many people. So here goes: […]

“You Act White,” and Other Microaggressions: Words I Grew Up On I Hope My Kids Never Hear

“You Act White,” and Other Microaggressions: Words I Grew Up On I Hope My Kids Never Hear

I hope you guys aren’t burnt out of race-related content yet, because right now, it’s all my heart is telling me to create. God has given me this platform for a reason, and while I’m no million-dollar blogger, I just wouldn’t feel right if I […]

Is My Son Next? Fears of a Black Mother

Is My Son Next? Fears of a Black Mother

For a while I put off making a post like this. I thought I didn’t have anything new to contribute to the conversation. But I FaceTimed my mom yesterday, just like I do everyday, and this call was different. We cried together. We spoke of […]

“There’s Two Heartbeats!” Finding Out It Was Twins

“There’s Two Heartbeats!” Finding Out It Was Twins

One question I get a lot from new people is “How did you react when you found out you were having twins?” It was the absolute last thing I expected. I tell this story all the time, so I thought it would be fun to […]

The Big Bad “Bad Report”: Navigating Misbehavior at School (And Mom Self-Blame)

The Big Bad “Bad Report”: Navigating Misbehavior at School (And Mom Self-Blame)

I’m a teacher. An elementary school, special education teacher. So I’m used to giving unpleasant news to parents. I’m used to sending messages letting them know their child is “off-task” or “being defiant.” I’ve had to tell parents of young children – like, under 10 […]

No Reflection January: Why I’m Starting 2020 With A Mirror Fast

No Reflection January: Why I’m Starting 2020 With A Mirror Fast

This year, I decided to start my year off by doing a mirror fast. In case you’ve never heard of one, a mirror fast is when you cover all of the mirrors in your home and go about your life without looking at yourself. You […]

Our Big Gift, Little Budget Christmas: How We Saved Over $400 on Gifts This Year

Our Big Gift, Little Budget Christmas: How We Saved Over $400 on Gifts This Year

It’s not even Thanksgiving and I’ve already finished my Christmas shopping for Alex and Nathan! I didn’t get them a ton of things, because I know they’re also going to get gifts from friends and family, but I did get them a few things I […]