My best days are the result of sleepless nights

Sleep is probably something that everyone in our household could use more of. With both of our work schedules, bedtime for us is usually at a time that most parents would freak out about. As much as I’d love to say that we each get at least eight hours of sleep, there are some nights... Read more »

The "5 before September 1st" rule is stressing me out

The "5 before September 1st" rule is stressing me out
Go-2-baby is almost four this year, which means it’s definitely time for school. I’ve visited preschools in hopes that I’ll find one that can guarantee her a slot in Kindergarten for next year. This might sound crazy, but I’ve been stressing over this since  she was born. Illinois, like many other states require children to... Read more »

Hey ladies, can we NOT act like "baby mama's" in 2015?

I’ve drafted a post on this topic at least twice this year, but never finished it out of concern that I’d ruffle too many feathers. I’ve mentioned before that I strongly dislike the terms “baby mama” and “baby daddy.” I actually cringe whenever someone feels the need to refer to me as such, especially since... Read more »
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Target's Jedi Mind Trick About Gender Labeling for Kids

Target's Jedi Mind Trick About Gender Labeling for Kids
Nearly two years ago, I wrote a post titled, “There’s no girl or boy in toy.” On that post, I was in agreement that little boys or girls should be encouraged to play with toys they find interesting without being concerned about gender. I still agree with that to this day. Fast forward to today... Read more »

Are people really upset with Russell Wilson for accepting his woman's child??

One photo of a toddler  sporting a pint-sized football jersey has the internet going nuts. I’ve seen nothing but opinion after opinion about whether or not Russell Wilson is wrong for showing affection toward another man’s small child, others are going in on Ciara for having a man around her child so soon, without actually... Read more »

Less traditional parenting works for me... for now

Less traditional parenting works for me... for now
I recently came across an interview with Tia Mowry that sparked my attention. She was quoted saying that she’s a” less traditional” parent than her twin.  After reading a little more into it, I realized that I too am a less traditional parent. My almost four year old spends more nights in our room than... Read more »
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Officer Friendly vs. Stranger Danger: How we teach our children about the police

Officer Friendly vs. Stranger Danger: How we teach our children about the police
When I was growing up, my perception of the police was mainly based on Officer Friendly and McGruff the crime dog. I didn’t know much about racial profiling, or police brutality. Obviously, it was an issue, but the only case I can actually recall at the moment is the Rodney King case. Nowadays, our children... Read more »

Little Black Boys, Guilty From Birth

I try not to pull the race card much, mainly because I feel that it is often overused. But, I can’t help but wonder at times, if little Black boys are viewed as being guilty from birth. Controversial cases related to Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Mike Brown and countless others have made it clear that... Read more »

When "Parenting in Public" goes wrong

When "Parenting in Public" goes wrong
I recently read a post on Stable Mable about “Parenting in Public,” also known as disciplining your child in public. As a fellow parent to an extremely intelligent and often irrational three year old, I understand her position all too well. I’ve gotten the “that couldn’t be my child” stare one too many times. Onlookers... Read more »
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I'm really good at judging other parents

I know that we aren’t supposed to judge others, and I honestly try my best to keep an open mind. Even still, there are some times when I just find myself judging someone without trying. Typically, most of my  parental shaming seems to be aimed at other parents who either fall short, or simply do... Read more »