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You Can Visit the North Pole without Leaving Chicago

You Can Visit the North Pole without Leaving Chicago
I can’t believe we’re only a few weeks away from Christmas again! The holiday season always flies by so fast that our family rarely gets an opportunity to enjoy the many festive attractions the city has to offer. Each year, I make a promise to myself that we’ll go to Winter Wonderfest, catch the Holiday CTA Train or... Read more »

You've been warned: I will fight a child over my baby!

You've been warned: I will fight a child over my baby!
I’m a fairly reasonable person, far from confrontational, and will typically turn the other cheek in most cases. The only scenario where I will not attempt to keep my cool, is when someone harms or attempts to harm my child. I don’t care if you are man, woman or child, I will go there when... Read more »

All Aboard: 5 tips for Taking a Cruise with the Kids

All Aboard: 5 tips for Taking a Cruise with the Kids
We just returned from our first major family vacation. We’ve been to a few of the water park resorts like Key Lime Cove, Wisconsin Dells and Grand Bear Lodge, but had never taken the kids on a  trip like this one. This is something we’re planning to make an annual tradition moving forward, but we’ll... 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 »

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 »

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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Maybe we shouldn't mind our own business so much #ChildAbusePreventionMonth

Maybe we shouldn't mind our own business so much #ChildAbusePreventionMonth
This day in age many us have the “mind your business and I’ll mind mine” mentality about pretty much everything. In many cases that is perfectly fine, but not when it comes to the well-being of children. I cringe every time I watch the news or scroll through my news feed and see stories about... Read more »

In five years I hope to be better at balancing work and mommyhood

Since the day my daughter was born, I’ve found myself wondering how she’d be in the future. At first I was eager to know when she’d walk, what her voice would sound like and what type of personality she’d have. Now that she’s three and full of personality, I now find myself imagining what type... Read more »

Bad news, worse timing: Jackie Robinson West stripped of title during Black History Month

Bad news, worse timing: Jackie Robinson West stripped of title during Black History Month
I can’t describe how heartbroken I was when I first learned that our little hometown heroes were at risk of losing the title they worked so hard to claim. In a city riddled with violence that primarily involves young Black boys and men, the Jackie Robinson West title gave our kids something to be proud... Read more »
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#DarkGirl raising #LightGirl in a world of colorism

#DarkGirl raising #LightGirl in a world of colorism
The airing of #LightGirls  has fueled an ongoing debate about the issue of colorism in society. Several viewers wasted no time in sharing their thoughts on the documentary, many even made a mockery of the participants who shared their pains about growing up as lighter skinned Black women. I have yet to see this documentary,... Read more »