Posts in category "Parenting"

Hold the shade: 5 things to consider before judging another parent

Hold the shade: 5 things to consider before judging another parent
I was almost certain I knew everything I would or wouldn’t do when I became a parent, before actually being one. That’s normally how it is. We probably said things like, “my child would never throw a tantrum in public” “or I wish my child would do that.: Most parents can agree that this role... Read more »

Five ways to maximize a kid-free weekend

Five ways to maximize a kid-free weekend
As parents, we typically spend every waking moment either with or thinking of our children. That’s expected, and many of us wouldn’t have it any other way. Some of us don’t necessarily have a flock of family members and friends waiting in line to keep our children for the weekend, especially those of us raising... Read more »

Play your part, Bully Prevention Starts at Home

Play your part, Bully Prevention Starts at Home
I’ve been meaning to write a post about bully prevention in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month. I saw a video this morning from Fox 2 Detroit that captured a few adults playing their part, to prevent a young girl from being bullied is what inspired me to get it done. In the video, what... Read more »
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Why I didn't give my child a "ghetto" name

Why I didn't give my child a "ghetto" name
The internet has been buzzing all day due to the discriminatory comments Raven-Symone made about people with nontraditional, often referred to as “ghetto’ names. It all started when one of her co-hosts, Whoopi, brought up the topic of people being discriminated upon based on their names. This was a finding from a recent study, that... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

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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5 things non-parents need to stop saying to parents...please and thank you

Becoming a parent was the ultimate game changer for me. In three years, I’ve become a person who I never imagined I’d be. I’m much stronger, make better decisions and have less tolerance for B.S than ever before. If you would have told me that being someone’s mother would make me an all-around better person,... Read more »