I am on the count down to delivering my second baby. Only four weeks left! Like most women in this position I am feeling the gamut of emotions: Joy at the thought of this much-anticipated baby (we have always pictured...
Summer is by far my favorite season. I love warm weather, long days playing outside and barbecuing.I love to cook on the grill for reasons other than the delicious taste. I hate cleaning up. Nothing ruins a good meal...
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I get a lot of compliments on my children's curly hair (which they got from me by the way). And while I appreciate all the kind words about their curls, strangers, please stop touching my kid's hair. In a world of...
I have nothing but rave reviews for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I try to describe it and all I can think of is the word “delightful.”  It was one of those reads where I was...
Like most parents, I teach my kids manners, but recently I've been really intentional about teaching my kids to be more grateful. And that's no easy feat. Growing up, my dad was in the Air Force and my mom stayed...
One of the things I love the most about my kids' school is how much they focus on the positive attributes of my children.  I have never gotten a negative comment about their academic performance or behavior without a...
One recent Sunday afternoon, after a particularly disgusting diaper change for our 2.5YO son, my husband made the decision that we would be potty training. That day. No going back. I laughed at him and started quoting all my...
You may think that celebrating Christmas in a multicultural family is difficult. It can be, but the key to a successful holiday in is compromise. This is true for any family, especially when husbands and wives are bringing traditions from...
I was recently talking with a friend of mine. She was telling me about a funeral she attended in which she gave a monetary gift to the family of the deceased. She mentioned she hadn't received a thank you...
I remember the moment I found out that I was going to be a mother for the first time. So many fears ran through my head. Motherhood was something that I dreamed about, but when it was upon me, I wondered...
  Since becoming a mother, I've made more apologies that I can count. Sorry to my friends, family, coworkers, husband (you get the idea). Balancing it all becomes a challenge, especially with each additional child that you add to the equation....
The moment I became a mother, I developed an instant drive to protect my children. Some call it the “mama bear” instinct. Whatever you want to call it- it’s there. For most parents out there, the same drive exists...
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I'm a black woman of Jamaican descent and I have been married to my white husband for almost 10 years. We have 3 beautiful biracial children. To me, my marriage to him is pretty basic. We go through things most...

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