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

 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 […]

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TELLING YOUR MAN THE BIG PREGNANCY NEWS

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” […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Can Boys Succeed With Common Core?

Veteran Teacher Shares Tips for Motivating Them to Tackle the Hard Stuff.   By now, it has become apparent to academics, administrators, parents and teachers that, in general, boys are underperforming in school, says Edmond J. Dixon, Ph.D, a veteran educator and international expert who offers enhanced teaching techniques for boys. And it may get worse, he says. […]

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SingleMom Talk: Bring Back “First Base”: Does Anyone Just Kiss Anymore?

The dating scene can be tough, especially when the rules have changed.One single mom asks, what happened to first base. By Anonymous Single Mom   Does anybody out there remember “first base,” you know when kissing was as far as it went. These days, kissing is like a lost art form and more of a […]

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Our Stories: Mocha and In The Military

It’s Military Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion we’re sharing stories of some of the mocha-fabulous women featured in The Mocha Manual to Military Life and sharing some tips for military bliss.   Vernice Armour, Marine Corps. Captain Vernice Armour has seen a lot in history. She holds the distinction of being the first […]

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OUR STORIES: MOCHA AND IN THE MILITARY

It’s Military Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion we’re sharing stories of some of the mocha-fabulous women featured in The Mocha Manual to Military Life and sharing some tips for military bliss. Shon Gables, Army Private  Shon Gables is an award-winning, nationally syndicated television host, and by the looks of her camera-ready appearance and […]

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Forget the WHO Code. It’s The Street Code That Undermines Mothers in Detroit

It’s the 33rd anniversary of the international effort to curb unethical infant formula marketing practices. But you wouldn’t know it from the streets of Detroit. By: Kimberly Seals Allers If you thought we were past the days of blatantly egregious infant formula marketing and that hospitals, doctor’s offices and subtle messaging and innuendo were the […]

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We mourn the loss of Terry Jo Curtis, a Breastfeeding Champion

Words can’t express how sad I am to learn of the passing of the phenomenal Terry Jo Curtis, who was a fearless champion for mothers, fathers and babies and the founder of the Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition. We have lost a giant among us. As the creator of the first Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding Group in […]

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