Tales Of A Middle-Aged Mom: Hormones, Hair & Ovaries

Now at the tender age of 47, it’s been downhill. Just kidding! But it’s true that the stress of being anxious about your children’s well-being, running a business, juggling schedules, satisfying your hubby and carving out ‘me’ time can be uber challenging…. More

Hold Up, One Last Word…On Ban Bossy

Are you down with Sheryl Sandberg (and Beyoncé and Victoria Beckham, among others) who want to ban the word bossy from our vocabulary because of the negative connotations it holds for our kids, especially young girls?… More

How To Black Hair: Girl Wants Her Parents Permission To Rock Natural Hair

Breanna Rutter has a great site called where she shares tips and advice for taking care of natural hair. Recently, she received a letter from a young fan who says her parents won’t allow her to rock a natural hair style because they don’t think it “looks proper.” … More

Body Shaming is No Laughing Matter

Yes, I have stretch marks, a c-section scar, and little more bounce to the ounce in my rear end, so instead of feeling ashamed of those things I’d make jokes about it, as if to say, “it is what it is.” … More

How Our Color Complex Affects Our Kids

Why is it still hard for us to believe that black is beautiful in all of its shades and hues? One dad wonders how his own daughter will grow up thinking…… More

A Speech On Beauty Every Little Girl Should Hear

For all the red carpet slaying, best-dressed lists, photo shoots and fabulous high-end designer gowns Lupita Nyong’o is being celebrated for rocking these days, her meaning is so much bigger than that…. More

Out Of The Mouth’s Of Babes: 14-Year-Old Pens Deep Poem

Poems like this remind us that the future of our society lies in its youth…. More

If He Puts His Hands on My Daughter: Why We Talk about Teen Dating Violence

The moment I’ve been dreading since my daughter was born has happened. My first born child is officially dating. … More

Teens Sexting: Why 1 in 5 Kids are Doing It

We didn’t have sexts when we were kids, and thank God. It turns out, it’s everywhere with 1 in 5 teens sexting. … More

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