Advice to Share with your Daughters before School Starts

This week our babies will start the 2019-2020 school year. And as we parents prepare them with the supplies they need, let’s also remember to feed their minds with positivity and a fresh perspective. This point is key for our older babies seeing that they see, hear and understand the world a lot more and…

Parenting Matters: It Takes a Village

It Takes A Village It takes a village to raise tomorrow’s future leaders. That’s why parenting matters for our sons and daughters. I heard this statement It Takes a Village on numerous occasions and the meaning didn’t quite hit home for me till I saw how my parents interact with my son. The time and attention…

Innocence Lost: An Old Reality for Our New Generation

Artwork: Wak, Watch Where You Pointin’ That Thang!!! “Ms. April, did somebody die?” four-year old Justin asks as we pass by a makeshift memorial. Justin lives in the same neighborhood where Mike Brown was killed two years ago. Understanding the importance of giving children age-appropriate answers to their questions, I respond, “Yes honey, someone died.”…

Kids Just Don’t Understand: Parents/Adults are Actually SMART!

I know you think I got that title wrong since Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff originally let us know that Parents just don’t understand, but I really think it’s the other way around. So I’m raising three girls right—two teenagers and a toddler—and they are all wonderful, but the only issue is that they think…