In 2018, I wrote an article called How I’ve started Engaging My Children about Race. I was about two years into my journey of intentional awareness of the systemic racial oppression that exists in our world today and the...
I remember the exact moment when I decided that writing children’s books was what I wanted to do. I sat on the floor with my preschool class in Washington, DC waiting to go outside. As we waited, a little boy...
This is a guest Article from Mehreen Tanvir with Mom at the Museum. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” - Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist Change in society does not come overnight. It takes time to rewrite lingering...
Instagram is full of fun, gorgeous photos, and inspiration. Here is our list of some of our favorite local Black Mom Instagram accounts to follow. We love them and think you will too. Angelica Talan is a fun and down-to-earth...
Black Lives Matter and our kids' bookshelves should reflect that. Here are 33 excellent books to add to your home library that highlight race and black history. As parents, it is our job to teach our kids how to combat...
Disclaimer: Not an Expert This post is not a “how-to” on organization, toy-bin labeling, or keeping kids’ rooms tidy all the time. If you find a blog post on how I can do this well without sacrificing my sanity, I’m...
May is National Foster Care Month. Now, with what's going on in the world currently, nothing is untouched from the Coronavirus pandemic ... and that includes the foster care system. Families in the system are having to spend time...
When the coronavirus or COVID-19 crisis began there was a run on the toilet paper. Then later I noticed that there was going to be a problem getting my regular Amazon delivery of baby wipes. And then I noticed...
This article does contain a sponsored link from BetterHelp. I never would have guessed that I’d be writing about potty training during a pandemic but here we are. I know this may not be what you want to read. Sure,...
I resisted writing this post the first time I survived an unexpected income loss because I didn't think anyone would read it. But now finding myself surrounded by others who are experiencing an unexpected loss of income meant it...
“I can’t fall asleep!” “I’m scared there are ghosts in my room!” “I’m scared I am going to have a nightmare!” Most parents have been victims of all of these complaints and more. Some children outgrow their difficulty falling...
Storytime in My Life I love books with a soulful passion. My mother encouraged my love for books by purchasing any books I wanted; she never said no to my ask of a book. I marvel at great storytelling and...
Every four years we get an extra day. That elusive February 29. The day usually passes without notice except for the leaplings (people who were born on February 29) who finally get to celebrate their real birthdays. Why don't...
Black History Month is a beautiful celebration of the accomplishments and contributions to the American Culture by African Americans. Over the past couple of years, we have enjoyed this learning experience with our oldest son as he entered his...

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This summer has looked different than any other summer in our lives. Health and safety concerns in our communities have caused most typical summer...