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Shout Outs to New Moms & FREE GIVEAWAY; Caring for Babies is NOT like riding a bike. I learned the hard way.

Today, I’m shouting out all the moms of infants and small toddlers. Much repsect to all of you! And I'm giving away a Free Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail by Munchkin with a patented odor control system (see details below).   Even though I’m coming up on ten years in the mommy game (I know, [...]

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I Got Busted Spanking in Suburbia: Why Didn’t Y’all Tell Me

When I told my girlfriend, the first thing she said was, "Gurrlll, you should know to close the windows and put the TV or radio on."   What?? Obviously there are rules to spanking your kids when you live in the white suburbs. But I never got the memo.   Why didn't any of y'all [...]

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Malaak Compton Rock Talks Domestic Violence in Our Community: Breaking the Silence, Our Black Men & Raising Strong Little Girls

I spent last Thursday at Liz Claiborne's NYC showroom talking about domestic violence. And I couldn't help but feel a bit emotionally spent. Heavy stuff. I was invited to Liz Claiborne's "It's Time to Talk Day" –a national day of dialogue on domestic violence and teen dating abuse, where leading voices come together for a [...]

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My Divorce Diary: Why Did I Get Married?: A Cautionary Tale (not a Tyler Perry movie review)

    I gotta be honest, I wrote this blog weeks ago, but just didn't have the courage to post it. So here it goes….     Why Did I Get Married? : A Cautionary Tale   Every death needs a post mortem. Everyone always wants to know why. Why did someone or something die? What led [...]

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Daddy Doesn’t Do Hair and Other WTH? Moments

Meeting the afternoon school bus is one of the best mommy moments of my day. When I see the yellow bus noisily chugging down the street and then after it stops and the doors open, I wait with eager anticipation for my little ones to step off the bus. Then it’s smiles, hugs, kisses, and [...]

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Michael and Mamas Milk: Boob Lessons for Everyone & A Chance to Win!

Recently, a conversation around our dinner table began a little something like this:   Michael, my 5-year old: Mommy, did I used to drink milk from your breasts?   Me: Yes, you did   Son: Why?   Me: Well, it makes you healthier and smarter. Mama’s milk is why you're so smart.   Son: Is [...]

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To My Single Moms: Dealing With BDD. Why Is It So Hard?

If there is one hallmark of the single mom experience, it is usually baby daddy drama (BDD). I know they like to put it off on us, but our children’s father give us mad drama too! Even if you have “wasband woes,” like me, it can be downright taxing. When mine acts up he is [...]

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My Divorce Diary: Where It All Began

It recently dawned on me that I’ve never really shared how and when my marriage fell apart.  There was no knock down, drag out fight full of flying insults and hurtful name calling.  No smoking gun discovery in my bedroom. Nope, the beginning of my end started with a phone call.   A long distance [...]

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Mompreneur Monday: Gina Stern, A Million Dollar Mommy

Gina Stern is my favorite mommy BFF. Every so often, when we drop off the kids to our respective “wasbands”, we put on the Spanx , step into some killer heels and hit New York City hot spots like two young vixens—turning heads and taking names later.  When we’re not tapping into the inner mama [...]

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It’s Single Mom Wednesdays

In case you haven’t heard, there are a whole lotta great new things happening on MochaManual.com. We’ve gone daily and my new blog fomat will feature special days just to talk about special stuff. Monday is for inspiring Mompreneur stories, on Wednesdays I’ll be talking about the stuff we single moms need to know and [...]

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