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My Life Mondays: Broke and Saved By a Free McDonald’s Asian Salad (SMH!)

The other week I was broke. Not, I don't have any money in the bank broke, but broke in the sense of  I promised-to-stick to-my-weekly-spending-budget-but-found-myself-having-depleted- said budgeted funds by Thursday- kind of broke.  My budget busting had gotten so bad I had to start imposing stiff penalties on myself if I run through my cash [...]

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A Difficult Shout Out to Amazing Black Fathers

Father's Day is always a little tough for me. I'm reminded of all the doting, involved fathers and how my children are missing out on that experience. Mostly because he lives 3,000 miles away in London, but the other part is just because of who he is(n't). So I like to bury my head under [...]

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B-Ball Wives Cast at Essence Music Festival “Empowerment Experience.” Really Essence?

I've been meaning to talk about the show Basketball Wives for some time now. But when I learned that cast members Shaunie O'Neal, Evelyn Lozado and Tami Roman (among others) would be appearing at EMF as part of the "Empowerment Experience", I really could not hold my tongue any longer. Really Essence? Empowerment? I'm not [...]

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Hoping an ANT Farm will help young black girls. Finally Disney channel!!

Am I the only one super excited to finally see a brown face starring in her own show on the Disney channel? And I don't get excited about TV. Just so you understand, there is no TV for the kids on weekdays in our home and I could go several days and never even turn [...]

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Please Don’t Call Me a Single Mom and Avoiding Other Labels

I am not a single mom. Well, actually technically I am, but apparently I’ve been denying the truth and running from being labeled as such for 10 years now.   Like many black women in my generation,  I was reared to beat statistics, defy odds and combat stereotypes—particularly those typical of us. And like many [...]

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Mariska Hargitay, Maile Zambuto and Beverly Bond honored at 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Gala

    These ladies were among the honorees that night and I got to join in on the picture!

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Thursday Rewind: More Pictures From Disney Dreamers Academy

A few months ago, I was one of the many black parenting specialist reporting on the Disney Dreamers Academy and I forgot to post the following pictures.  Thanks Eric Payne (fellow blogger, writer, and black-male parenting extraordinaire) for the friendly reminder.  That said, here we go… There I am striking a pose for the camera.  [...]

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Designer Duds and a Disaster at the Dentist: Did Race Play a Part?

A few weeks ago my daughter had her first appointment at a dentist in our new neighborhood. We hadn’t been there before. And even though I spent the day working in a comfy leggings and a tunic, when it came time to make this first time appointment, I pulled out my nicest Calvin Klein "I-just-came-from-work" [...]

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Fess Up Friday: I Confess, I’m A Fake-N-Bake Mom

I have a confession to make and I don’t even feel guilty about it anymore. I am a fake and baker. That’s right, I buy cakes, cupcakes and other tasty confections and then pass it off as my own homemade creation with all the right touches. I sometimes pop the store bought cookies into the [...]

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Fed-Up Friday: What is Up With All The Gangsta Moms?

Something scary is going on with moms. I’ve been doing a lot of traveling these past few months. A lot. Sometimes with the kids and many times without. On nearly every trip I’ve encountered one family traveling with children. In four, count ‘em four, separate instances a child began kicking, pushing or otherwise bothering the [...]

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