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    7 Hacks For the Perfect Road Trip

    Friday, October 28, 2016

    Going on a road trip has its pros and cons. Pros, you’re going on an awesome adventure; cons, it can be costly. Here are some hacks you can try to balance those pros and cons to reach vacation nirvana. 1. Download a gas app: One of the most costly aspects of any road trip, especially in [...]

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    Helping Kids To Be Present In This Pokemon Go Age

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    During a family vacation this summer I was strolling along the harborfront of Lake of the Woods in Ontario. The lake is my spiritual home, a refuge to escape into the almost five thousand square miles of sun spackled water dotted with 14,000 wooded islands. The beauty and tranquility soothes my mind and provides an [...]

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    More Than Just Talking Equity: Why Black Breastfeeding Week is Central to Achieving Equity

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Lately there’s been a lot of talk in the public health and breastfeeding circles about equity. And rightly so. The scope and depth of racial disparities across various health indicators and in breastfeeding—life’s earliest health intervention—cannot be ignored. Yet every year, many in these same circles, both publicly and privately question why Black Breastfeeding Week [...]

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    Why I Forgave $38,750 in Child Support: Revaluing Fathers This Father’s Day.

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    As we celebrate the fathers and father figures who have impacted our lives, let’s also think about championing fatherhood. Not just as a holiday to buy ties and tools, but also as an opportunity to redefine and revalue fathering as important work. Last year, I made the apparently very controversial decision to forgive $38,750 amount [...]

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    Your Rescue Guide For Black Skin During Pregnancy

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    There are several ways our bodies can surprise us during pregnancy but some of those changes are unwelcome. Here are a few tips from Dr. Susan Taylor to deal with the unwanted ones:   Problem I’ve got acne. It’s like I am a teenager all over again.   The Fix It’s those hormones. You may [...]

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Pregnancy

RX for black skin
May
25

Your Rescue Guide For Black Skin During Pregnancy

There are several ways our bodies can surprise us during pregnancy but some of those changes are unwelcome. Here are a few tips from Dr. Susan Taylor to deal with the unwanted ones:   Problem I’ve got acne. It’s like I am a teenager all over again.   The Fix It’s those hormones. You may [...]

Breastfeeding

Black BF Joy
Aug
31

More Than Just Talking Equity: Why Black Breastfeeding Week is Central to Achieving Equity

Lately there’s been a lot of talk in the public health and breastfeeding circles about equity. And rightly so. The scope and depth of racial disparities across various health indicators and in breastfeeding—life’s earliest health intervention—cannot be ignored. Yet every year, many in these same circles, both publicly and privately question why Black Breastfeeding Week [...]

Babies & Toddlers

DUSAN BROWN
Mar
22

Kids We Love: Meet 14-YO Dusan Brown, Voice Actor in New Disney Junior Series, “The Lion Guard”; The Oscars, His Parents & Never Giving Up

By Briyahna Rice, Teen Talk Writer This month, Disney Junior launches its newest hit series, “The Lion Guard,”  a spin-off of the classic The Lion King that continues the epic storytelling of the movie. The show follows the adventures of Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, and his diverse group of friends as they [...]

Big Kid

Mathematics Awareness Month
Apr
8

Celebrate Mathematics Awareness Month With Books That Make Math Fun For The Tiniest Reader! {Giveaway}

In February, we celebrate Black History Month in dedication of the various contributions made by African Americans. Then in March, we celebrate Women’s History Month in commemoration of the contributions made by various women. Now, as we enter into April , we celebrate Mathematics Awareness Month, to help our young children develop an interest and an aptitude [...]

Tweens & Teens

Matthew McKay
Sep
15

Helping Kids To Be Present In This Pokemon Go Age

During a family vacation this summer I was strolling along the harborfront of Lake of the Woods in Ontario. The lake is my spiritual home, a refuge to escape into the almost five thousand square miles of sun spackled water dotted with 14,000 wooded islands. The beauty and tranquility soothes my mind and provides an [...]

Life & Family

road trip
Oct
28

7 Hacks For the Perfect Road Trip

Going on a road trip has its pros and cons. Pros, you’re going on an awesome adventure; cons, it can be costly. Here are some hacks you can try to balance those pros and cons to reach vacation nirvana. 1. Download a gas app: One of the most costly aspects of any road trip, especially in [...]

Kimberly's Blog

motherlode-child-support-tmagArticle
Jun
17

Why I Forgave $38,750 in Child Support: Revaluing Fathers This Father’s Day.

As we celebrate the fathers and father figures who have impacted our lives, let’s also think about championing fatherhood. Not just as a holiday to buy ties and tools, but also as an opportunity to redefine and revalue fathering as important work. Last year, I made the apparently very controversial decision to forgive $38,750 amount [...]

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I love this boy!
Apr
20

Tears For My Black Boy: A Very Public Breakdown and a Message on Mothering While Black

Last week, while standing on a stage and giving a presentation at a national conference, I broke down crying. I never saw it coming. I was talking, as I often do, about the historical trauma of black women as mothers and breastfeeders–sharing how enslaved black women were forced to breastfeed the children of the white [...]

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