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W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant to Improve Infant Health Outcomes With Community Approach

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Detroit-based Metro Solutions receives multi-year, $425,000 grant to fund community-based breastfeeding initiative Metro Solutions, a Detroit-based non-profit fiscal intermediary, has partnered with three nationally recognized infant health and community engagement experts who will launch an innovative pilot project to improve community support for breastfeeding, and thereby improve infant and maternal health outcomes in cities across [...]

Summer Fun!: 5 Tips to making Kid’s Summer Vacation More Educational

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Whether or not your family’s summer vacation plans involve travel—by car, plane, boat or train—these 5 easy tips will help you make the most of your vacation time with your kids, while creating fun experiences that encourage reading and learning. Hooked On Phonics Editorial Director (who has two young kids) Julie Temple Stan put these tips [...]

Parents Take Note!: What Every Teen Should Know About Facebook & Their Privacy

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With Facebook facing new fraud complaints about how it uses personal data, Stanford computer science professor and online privacy expert Monica Lam has an important message for  teens and their parents:  Be careful about how you use Facebook because you may be giving away your privacy and empowering teen marketers without even knowing it. Lam [...]

Thalia Launches Her First Children’s Album In The U.S.: “Viva Kids, Vol.1″

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International award-winning superstar also launches popular YouTube webisode series, ‘Asi Es Como Lo Hacemos’ (This is How We Do It) International award-winning actress, singer and author Thalia launches her first children’s album, “VIVA KIDS, VOL. 1.,” in the U.S. “VIVA KIDS” is a nostalgic, cultural and educational CD + DVD comprised of some of the most popular traditional [...]

SYSTEMIC RACISM IS KILLING BLACK BABIES IN AMERICA — BUT THERE IS SOMETHING BLACK WOMEN CAN DO ABOUT IT

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By Shafia M. Monroe   The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says the U.S. infant mortality rate is the highest among selected states in the South and Midwest regions. In 2010, 13 states and the District of Columbia had infant mortality rates of 7.00–7.99, and two additional states (Mississippi and Alabama) had infant mortality rates [...]

Taking Control of Your Finances: How to Engineer Your Financial Future in 2014

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Veteran investment advisor shares 4 Tips for all wealth stages.   Financial resolutions can be the most difficult to keep. They can include minute detail, number crunching, plenty of files and discipline that can affect a person’s entire lifestyle, says veteran investment advisor Paul Taylor, a member of the National Ethics Bureau. “Many folks simply are not predisposed to [...]

New Survey: Only 17 Percent of Parents Believe Reading is Top Priority

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 Macy’s and Reading Is Fundamental Launch Be Book Smart Campaign June 18 to Support Children’s Literacy   During the Summer; Kids Spend Nearly Triple the Time Playing Video Games or Watching TV. Despite research that indicates the importance of summer reading in preventing children from losing literacy skills, only 17 percent of parents say reading [...]

TELLING YOUR MAN THE BIG PREGNANCY NEWS

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How did you break the news? Finding the right moment to tell your partner a new edition will be added to the family (and it isn’t a pet) may not be the easiest task. For some women, their men are the ones desperate and eager to find out if a “bun is in the oven” [...]

The Big Reveal: 4 tips for telling your job you’re pregnant

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Becoming pregnant can be a joyous and equally nervous time for mothers, especially new ones. Some women want to scream from a mountaintop when revealing the great news, while others are more apprehensive.  Especially when careers are a major factor. We’re sharing a few tips featured in The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy to guide you [...]

The Big Reveal: Tips for Sharing (or Not) your pregnancy news with family and friends

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Becoming pregnant is a joyous time for women and many want to call their close family and friends immediately after finding out. Some are more nervous than others and do not quite know how to break the news, especially when factoring the merging families. We’re sharing a few tips featured in The Mocha Manual to [...]