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Looking For A Chore That Kids Can Help With? Try Laundry!


Thanks to the all new Persil for sponsoring this conversation on how kids can help with laundry! Growing up, I used to think my parents had me just so that they could put me to work. Clean the bathroom, vacuum the floor, wash the dishes. It was like I was their own personal servant. Once […]

Saturday Sights – Easter Eggs

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It’s one of those activities that I remember from my childhood. My cousins and I (this was before my siblings were old enough!) would sit at my great-grandmother’s dining room table and dye dozens of hard boiled eggs. Dyeing eggs, a new church outfit and big ole’ baskets stuffed¬†with candy make for poignant memories when […]

The Hi-Low Dress: How Little Girls Can Wear It

How To Style A Hi-Low Dress For Little Girls

Ayva would like to thank The Children’s Place for providing a gift card to check out a fun fashion trend! Ayva goes to a school where she has to wear a uniform every day, and frankly, that was something that kind of made me nervous when we were deciding where to enroll her. How would […]

Ways To Encourage Your Daughter To Love Her Natural Hair

Ways To Encourage Your Daughter To Love Her Natural Hair

Whenever it’s shampoo night in our house,¬†there are always lots of tears, a ton of frustration, and a lollipop to bribe Ayva to sit still. Despite the battle, though, the one thing I’m very conscience of is making sure I’m not complaining about her hair. It’s hard enough being a little Black girl in the […]

Raising A Thin Girl With Healthy Self Esteem

raising a thin girl

I’ve always been thin. Small breasts. Little waist. Booty that was slim to none. It’s only been in the last few years that I’ve started to fill out. Growing up a tall, skinny Black girl wasn’t great for my self-esteem at all. Middle school pretty much sucked. High school was a little bit better. By […]

She Was Disobedient, But I’m Still Proud

pretty little girl

There’s a reason we don’t keep a lot of treats in our house. Terrence, Ayva and I LOVE candy. Terrence isn’t that big on chocolate, but he loves those sour gummy worms that are covered in sugar. I’m not a fan of those, but I’ll eat just about everything else, and so will Ayva. It’s […]

In Defense Of The Girly Girl

girly girl

My 5-year-old is a tutu wearing, princess loving, twirling, dancing, glittery girl. She loves getting her nails polished, anything with sequins on it, and never met a piece of jewelry she didn’t like. When she played soccer in the fall, she did pirouettes and leaps down the field, and was more interested in talking to […]

Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s “Three Little Birds” Is Fun!

three little birds playbill

When it comes to children’s theater, I consider myself (in my highfalutin voice and British accent) a bit of a connoisseur. After years of performing in and attending a gazillion family shows in my younger days, I know that kids have creative expectations that rival even ours as adults. The Bay Area Children’s Theatre really […]

MLK Find-A-Word {Free Printable}


MLK Day will be here before we know it, and if you’re planning lessons to teach your children or students about the civil right leader, you are not alone! Learning about Dr. King, for many children, is the foundation for their education about the Civil Rights Movement and Black History in America. It’s also a […]

Mom’s Formula For Summer Family Fun


Our family had a great time drinking Capri Sun while exploring the great Oakland outdoors as part of a sponsored post for SocialStars. #CapriSunMomFactor Summer is here which means moms everywhere are trying to figure out what to do with the kids. Being a mom is a lot like being a concierge, right? Everyone is […]