The Parent’s Guide to Babysitting Etiquette

Everyone needs a babysitter but not everyone knows how to treat them. Here’s what to do…. More

Brooklyn Teacher Calls Black Student Monkey

Middle school is hard enough with the amount a kid can get picked on by his peers. So imagine how a shy 12-year-old must have felt when her teacher called her a monkey in front of the entire class. … More

Develop Your Kid’s Language Skills with Songs

Growing up “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” was my absolute favorite song. I’m pretty sure I drove my mother crazy singing it over and over again but all the time I was building vital literacy skills that I would later build upon when learning to read…. More

Why Our Mothers Were Wrong About Cleaning Our Plates

But researchers at the University of Minnesota recently discovered parents’ traditional approach to meal times–boy, you better clean that plate! no junk food!–can lead to obesity in kids and teens later on, CNN reports…. More

7 Female Rappers Who Fought For Respect

In the late 80′s and early 90′s, a slew of female rappers didn’t shy away from challenging sexism, misogyny and offensive lyrics in hip hop music. Take a look at the following women who weren’t afraid to fight back…. More

15 Earth Day Crafts and Activities for Kids

From planting trees to making recycled instruments, there are plenty of things that you can do to make protecting the environment fun. … More

Quotable: 9 of Lauryn Hill’s Best Lines

“How you gon’ win when you ain’t right within’?” Queen Hill is having a rough year! According to recent news reports, the mother of six will face sentencing this afternoon on tax evasion charges. Mommynoire will use this time to send love and light to Ms. Hill and her family by taking a look at some of her most memorable quotes. Hit the flip!… More

Toddlers Learn Math Better with Shiny Things

Children have long used concrete objects (not just fingers and toes) to learn to count but the actual objects themselves matter…. More

Abiola’s Love Class: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Relationships

Welcome to Love School. Class is in session! Abiola’s Love School is a weekly empowered Love Lesson, inspirational class and juicy conversation about love, relationships, dating, sex, commitment and self worth. Each assignment will include homework, resources and actionable steps. Let’s move beyond the surface to experience the true love and intimacy we deserve. Are you in?… More

Mom, Mommy, Deborah: Does it Make a Difference What Your Children Call You?

In her essay, Why I Don’t Want My Kids to Call Me Mom she speaks of her roles as both “Mom” and “Ms. Eva” (the title which she prefers from her son) being two different people. … More

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