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Orlando On My Mind! A New Partnership and A Great Family Vacation!

I'm all about creating memorable moments for my children–and one of the best times to do that has been our family vacations. And Orlando had been one of my favorite destinations. We've traveled there as a family before my divorce and the children and I have gone there–and whether I've been as a wife or [...]

Raising My Black and Asian Child: “I Am Not The Nanny.”

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But I was talking to my friend Onica Cupido, the founder and editor of EuphoriaLuv.com, an online community for black and asian families, about her challenges raising her beautiful 3-year old son, Daniel.

Make The First Five Count: Learn The 5 Milestones Every Child Should Reach By 5-Years-Old

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  By Kimberly Seals Allers, Founder & Editor in Chief, MochaManual.com We all know that the first years of life really matter. Yet moms are busy, juggling many hats and things can slip through the cracks. And I won’t even mention the denial factor. But the truth is, every year 1.45 million children, all under [...]

The Buzz: Kimberly Seals Allers Is Named An IATP Food & Community Fellow

The IATP Food and Community Fellows are innovative change makers who advocate for food and farming systems that are just and healthy for all people. My work will focus on the "first food"–breastmilk, and increasing awareness and breaking down the racial and social barriers around breastfeeding in vulnerable communities. No food system can be equitable [...]

Breastfeeding Awareness Month: Are Mothers Viewed As Good Enough to “Incubate” A Baby But Not to “Nourish” It?

I love Jennie Joseph and the great work she does in the Orlando-area promoting healthy births at her Commonsense Childbirth facility. Dig into this engaging commentary: On Breasts and Babies – Is there a connection? The Surgeon General, Regina M. Benjamin, issued a call to action earlier this year. She very clearly outlined the case [...]

Kimberly Announces New Partnership With Visit Orlando

            After several family trips to Orlando, I’m so excited that Visit Orlando, the marketing arm of Orlando and Orange County, has partnered with me to to share vacation tips and ideas with African American families. Have you visited Orlando lately? Check out my pics and highlights from our recent Orlando [...]

Breastfeeding Special: Are Women Viewed As Able to Make A Baby But Not Nourish One?

Breastfeeding Awareness Month Guest Post: Why are women viewed as able to make a baby but not to nourish it?  Check out this week’s engaging commentary into the complexities of our breastfeeding rates by Jennie Joseph, midwife and founder of Common Sense Childbirth, a birthing center in the Orlando-area of Florida. 

IT’S BREASTFEEDING AWARENESS MONTH. ARE YOU IN?

AUGUST IS BREASTFEEDING AWARENESS MONTH, AND IT KICKS OFF WITH WORLD BREASFEEDING WEEK AND I’M ALL IN WITH INFORMATION, RESOURCES, TIPS AND COMMENTARY ON OUR EXPERIENCE. JOIN IN!