Last year my girlfriend and I were at an amazing hamburger spot stuffing ourselves with onion rings and beef when we came up with a brilliant plan. We decided that the following year, no matter what steps we had (or had not) taken to get into shape, we were going to travel to Miami or some other major hot spot and wear a bikini on the beach…. More
You pick up the phone and immediately you hear your son’s 7th grade math teacher on the other line. His teacher proceeds to tell you that not only did your son get caught cheating on a test but he raised his voice to her when she scolded him. After numbly listening then subsequently arranging a parent-teacher conference for that afternoon, you hang up and all you can think is, “I’m going to kill him!” This situation is the startling reality for many parents who find themselves having to go to the school for a parent-teacher conference where bad news is going to be received.
There’s no time of the year that forces co-parents to communicate quite like the holidays. Special times like birthdays, Christmas and Thanksgiving have a way of emphasizing the separation that comes with shared custody, but they don’t have to. Co-parenting with an ex doesn’t have to symbolize the end of a romantic relationship; it’s simply the beginning of a new kind of partnership…. More
Add some style and sophistication to your wardrobe with this masterful mix of artful prints and preppy pieces, hand-picked by our friends over at Essence. Hit the flip for your crash course in cultural coordination.Think of it as community relations…for your clothes!… More
In celebration of Black History Month, MommyNoire’s editors have compiled 13 early reader and young adult books that every child should be encouraged to read. Did your favorite childhood book make the list? … More
There’s one Christmas that I’ll always remember. My mother’s contemporary 90’s living room of brass elephants and white leather turned into a sea of Pepto-Bismol Pink courtesy of Mattel. … More
Fourteen-year-old Jonathan Aguiluc of White Oak, Md. was assigned to babysit his little sister while his mother went to work her night shift… More