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In Their Own Words: Real Women Share Their Breastfeeding Experiences

I gave birth to my son in February 2012 and have been breastfeeding ever since. It’s the best decision I have made as a mother. It took a week for my milk to come in, but our lactation consultant was wonderful and supportive and helped us survive the week. I recently returned to work and [...]

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BIG NEWS! Deal Season in Orlando Runs Aug.15th- Sept. 30th. It’s Not Too Late for Summer Travel!

  Travel Savings Tip: Deal Season in Orlando Starts August 15th Everyone loves deals. And I’m no exception. And if I get a chance to tell another mom or dad about an amazing family vacation deal, then I’m all in. That’s why I’m super excited to tell you about the deal season in Orlando that [...]

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President Barack Obama: The Father-in-Chief

President Barack Obama is a man of many titles. He’s known as President of the United States, Chief-of-State, Chief Executive, and Commander-In-Chief. But his most important title is “father” to his two girls.

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Reflections on Fatherhood: Faithful Over That Which Belongs to Another Man

This Father’s Day, we’re reflecting on all types of fathers with this moving piece from Makes Me Wanna Holler founder, Eric Payne. Before I was a husband I was a father. But before I was a father of my own I became a surrogate to another’s by design, if not directly by choice.

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Food Justice, White Do-Gooders & Saving Our Own Communities

I COULDN’T HELP BUT POST THIS POWERFUL COMMENTARY BY MALIK YAKINI, WHO IS LEADING A BLACK FOOD SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT (including the first food, breastmilk). WE CAN SAVE OURSELVES! THIS POST ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON BeBlackAndGreen.com A DISTURBING TREND   Over the past few years, I have attended several national, state and local good food conferences at [...]

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Life, ‘The Big Meal’ and How We Feed Our Families

Life happens around a meal. Family dinners are a must in my family, opening the door for special connections and conversations. I was reminded of this watching THE BIG MEAL off-Broadway play and in preparing for our Food & My Family event. What does mealtime mean for you and your family?

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MAY 9TH! NYC Bring Your Family to Dinner with Author, Chef & Food Activist, Bryant Terry for the FOOD & MY FAMILY Event

Urban organic guru, Bryant Terry, a.k.a. “The Inspired Vegan,” leads an evening of delicious eats and “fooducation” to help moms and dads feed their families better. Nicole Betancourt of ParentEarth.com and Nina Kahori Fallenbaum, Food Editor of HYPHEN magazine join Kimberly Seals Allers for an event guaranteed to empower the entire family on healthy eating.

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Top 5: Reasons for Kids to Eat Breakfast

An alarming number of children don’t eat breakfast before going to school every day. Boys Town, the national child and healthcare organization, gives five reasons that your kid needs to eat breakfast — today!

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Celebrate Black Marriage with the Flick ‘Still Standing’

“Still Standing” — a new film by nationally renowned marriage experts Lamar and Ronnie Tyler — celebrates and advocates the powerhouse that is black marriage. Be sure to catch the last few showings of the film at theaters around the U.S.

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Memo for 2013: Please Do Not Wish Single Moms (especially me) a “Happy Father’s Day”

I’ve said this before and it bears repeating: Please don’t wish me a Happy Father’s Day. Mothers are not fathers. We could never be fathers and the more we act as if fathers are replaceable the more damage we do to our families and to the psyche of our children. Last year, I was sitting [...]

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