My daughter was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age three. Although we had been searching for answers for Savannah’s delays for over a year and a half the official diagnosis came as a sucker punch. Before the autism...
This is a guest article written by Elle Cole from CleverlyChanging.com. World Sickle Cell Day is on June 19. Started in 2008 by the United Nations, the day helps raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Sickle Cell Disease is...
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...
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...
“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” This Carter G. Woodson quote perfectly sums up what Black History Month means to me. I grew...

Black + Boss + Busy Mom

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“Black, boss, busy mom” or is it “busy mom, black, boss” or maybe it’s even “boss, busy mom, while black.” Either way we mix and mingle it, oftentimes we find ourselves juggling to prioritize the expectations we place on ourselves. ...
While choking is a scary topic for us as parents, the good news is that it’s largely preventable! This post will provide you with information and tips to protect your little one from choking. Also, I am not a...
When asked what my favorite food was, my answer was a no-brainer: peanut butter. Peanut butter was delicious not only scooped and slathered in my mouth by a spoon, but in combination of what seemed like everything else: chocolate,...
Let’s be honest: Taking any kid to a live theater performance can be a bit scary, and if you have a child with learning differences it can be downright terrifying. When we went to Imagination Stage for a sensory-friendly...
Article by guest writer Kelsi Folsom.  Shoes are tied and lunches are packed. We’re ready for a mini road trip to Monocacy National Battlefield, an historic Civil War site about forty minutes from where we live. Although uncertain how Civil War history...

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5 “Secret” Gardens in Washington, DC

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I always look forward to seeing beautiful flowers growing all over the city. Mostly, that's because it means sunshine and warm weather have arrived....