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From Single Mom to REALLY Single Mom…the Wasband Goes AWOL

Just when I was getting the hang of my post-divorce, single-mom life with some ease and swerve, the "wasband" throws me a major curveball. "I'm moving back to London," he said one Friday night on the phone, all nonchalant like he was going to Cosco. (I don't know how to write that screeching sound of [...]

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Ode to My Father: James Seals

  I'm a daddy's girl. Through and through. My father has always been my biggest cheerleader and my biggest fan. He has always believed in me, even at times when I didn't believe in myself.  He continues to support my dreams, invest in my future and let me know when my head is not on [...]

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LifetimeMoms Retreat in Palm Beach; 3 Days, 15 Women, OMG!

You gotta admit! If you put together 15 women who've mostly never met in person before and put them together to work, plan and play for three days straight, even at the most beautiful, The Breakers resort in Palm Beach, you don't know what you will get!! Those Lifetime folks are risk-takers!! But they did [...]

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Out and About: Checkin’ Out Atari’s New Sandlot Sluggers Video Game

I’m not really a video game person. I like my kids out of the house and on their bikes, in the museum, in the swimming pool or otherwise actively engaged. I also like them reading lots and lots of books, which doesn’t leave anytime for twitching their thumbs on a small handheld device. But I [...]

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One Black Mom’s “Where Did I Go Wrong?” Moments

Despite every mom’s best efforts, there will inevitably be those moments where you say to yourself, umm, where did I go wrong?  You thought you were teaching a valuable lesson. But they completely missed the point. You thought your parenting was on point and you were raising well-grounded kids despite whatever "privilege" you've been blessed [...]

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I Hate to Say it, But Thank God They Weren’t Black Girls!

I'm always in trouble anyway, so what the heck? I hate to say it, but I breathed a  semi sigh of relief when I saw that rampantly spreading video of those 8 and 9 year-olds dancing to Beyonce's Single Ladies. (If you've been under a virtual rock, check it out below) I was holding my [...]

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“I Declare I Am A Girl” Event Gives Me Goose Bumps; Check out Pics & Videos

"I am a girl who declares that is a honest and caring person. I also am a child of god." "I am a girl who will stand up for what i believe in." "I am brave and strong with sisterhood by my side." "Still i rise, still i fly, I see my haters tell them [...]

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Yes, Black Mothers Are Dying!! Enough Scaremongering. Can We Please Focus On New Solutions?

  Lately, I've been extremely frustrated by all the news reporting about maternal mortality and black women. Yes, it is a terribly frightening and frighteningly embarrassing issue. Women are dying during childbirth for preventable reasons, and African American women at even more shocking rates and something must be done.   Like now. A recent study [...]

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My 5-Year Old Black Daughter As A Confederate? Forget Gov. McDonnell. What Was Her School Thinking.

The governor of Virginia recently decided it was a good idea to issue a proclamation marking April as Confederate History Month. What was he thinking?  That decision has turned into a hornet’s nest of CNN proportions and he was forced to feign contriteness and re-issue his statement.  You expect that kind of stupidity in politics. [...]

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What’s in a Name? Keeping the Last One for My Daughter

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my name. Am I going to change it back to Seals? When will I drop the Allers?    No time soon, is the short answer.   But the long answer, has nothing to do with my books or my branding, but started nearly 10 years ago, [...]

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