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What is your child’s favorite book? Comment and “LIKE” us on Facebook to enter and win a Dr. Seuss Book Prize Pack

Reading is FUN-damental! Today, in honor of the birthday of beloved children book author Dr. Seuss, we will be giving away a Target reusable bag filled with THREE Dr. Seuss classics: Green Eggs & Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and The Cat in the Hat.   There are also crayons, a [...]

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My Life Mondays: A Personal Video: Michael Learns to Walk. And Fall!

Whenever I need a pick me up or a quick laugh, I still love to watch this video of Michael's early days walking (and falling down)! It always makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and always, always puts a smile on my face. And I really needed one this morning, so I decided to [...]

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Celebrating Black Love: My 5 Movie Picks

I gotta tell you, there's nothing better than black love. And when a twice-divorced single mom tells you that, you better believe it! Now don't get me wrong, there are times when I lose faith in the power of black love and the ability for black male female relationships to be successful. But every now [...]

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Is Privacy for Teens a Right or a Privilege?

By Kimberly Seals Allers Every now and then I hear a teenager whining about privacy. Give me a break! Kids today don’t know how good they have it. When I was growing up, privacy was a fanciful notion. Something my parents made clear that I needed to pay my own rent to experience. And if [...]

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My Life Mondays: “Mommy, Are We Poor?” And Other Snow Chronicles

 The other day, my son opened the refrigerator, looked inside, and asked me, "Mommy, are we poor?"   The first time my daughter asked me that she jumping off the diving board of our swimming pool—clearly my children don’t know what poor is.  But this time, I could see where Michael was coming from.  I looked [...]

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Is Black History Month Still Necessary? Comment to Win a Loaded Johnson’s Baby Basket!

IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH STILL NECESSARY? We want to hear from you! Leave a comment below to win a super fab basket of Johnson''s Baby Products.  We've got a black president and quite frankly, we should all be teaching black history 365 days of the year.  Do we still need Black History Month? Leave a [...]

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The Disney Dream: Aboard the Christening Cruise; Jennifer Hudson, Kyle Massey, Whoopi Goldberg and Me!

Last week I was invited on the christening cruise of the new Disney ship, the Dream—the latest of the amazing line Disney cruise ships. The kids were super excited! I was all in for the cruise but the christening ceremony, er, extravaganza before we even left the dock was enough hoopla to send me home [...]

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Watching My Worst Fear: Taraji P. Henson Stars in Dramatic New Lifetime Movie

Ever since my ex-husband moved back to his hometown, London, England last year, I’ve had lingering concerns about his visitations.You know the kind that make you worry that you could end up as the subject of a made-for-TV-movie.   Since our separation and divorce, I’ve gone above and beyond what would be reasonably expected to [...]

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London Calling: A Hopeful Transatlantic Visit to Fill A Void A Mom Cannot

I am sitting at the airport gate, waiting, with my children, to board a plane to London. When I return in two days, I will be flying alone. I am dropping them off in London for a three week visit with their Dad. My first transatlantic drop off since his post-divorce move back to England [...]

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Five years after our family was broken, will my children ever be ok?

  The other night a troubling thing happened. While eating a very lovely dinner of roast chicken (stuffed with rosemary,sage and thyme) and macaroni and cheese, my children and I found a wishbone.  Now I always teach my children that praying is much better than wishing, but they giggled over breaking the bone for fun.  [...]

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