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 So Much 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}

MLKFindAWord

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

#CapriSunMomFactor

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 […]

How To Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

How To Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

Summer is here, y’all! I love summer for a variety of reasons, but number one has to be a relaxed schedule and quality time with my baby girl. Ayva is going to camp for a few weeks, but HONEY, camp is expensive! There are going to be a few weeks when she’s chilling with Mama, but I’m […]

Kiwi Crates For Summer And Stay At Home Kids

Kiwi Crate

Whenever folks find out that I work full-time from home and have a daughter who is only in preschool 3 hours each day, they ask how I’m able to do it all. Honestly, I have no idea! If I were to sit and think about it, this arrangement is probably pretty much impossible. Fortunately it’s been […]