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Like Breakfast for Dinner? Aaron McCargo Jr.’s Easy Recipe For Pancake & Blueberry Compote

Try this easy recipe from Big Daddy’s House chef Aaron McCargo Jr. to bring breakfast to dinner or dessert.

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Parkinson’s Disease Affects Us All. Join MochaManual at Dance Party for Parkinsons on Oct. 23

Parkinsons Disease affects us all. Read about Muhammad Ali and former NBA star Brian Grant’s battle with PD on my blog post. Then come dance for a cure at this year’s ZUMBATHON (woot!). Don’t miss it! 

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Join the Talk: Is Bullying Different for Us?

A powerful special edition of 48 HOURS aired Friday, Sept 16th on CBS. Join the Mocha Manual conversation: Is bullying different for our children? Is our history of being "strong" a help or hindrance to our children when it comes to bullies? Share your opinion on the blog now ! And don’t miss the gripping [...]

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Make The First Five Count: Learn The 5 Milestones Every Child Should Reach By 5-Years-Old

  By Kimberly Seals Allers, Founder & Editor in Chief, MochaManual.com We all know that the first years of life really matter. Yet moms are busy, juggling many hats and things can slip through the cracks. And I won’t even mention the denial factor. But the truth is, every year 1.45 million children, all under [...]

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Bed Wetting Blues: 9 Strategies To Turn Your Child’s Bedwetting Conflict Into Confidence

Your child CAN conquer the bedwetting battle read on to find out how…

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Does Having a Black Child Give Ellen Pompeo The “Right” To Talk Black Issues?

On a recent appearance on The View, Ellen Pompeo shared that as the mother of a black child (she’s married to a black man and they have a beautiful daughter) that "nobody can tell her nothin’ about adopting another black child. She also said we don’t need the NAACP awards or HBCU’s. What?? Read my [...]

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On the Tube: Are We There Yet? On TBS; PLUS! Win a Free DVD of the Movie

I don’t get to watch a lot of TV, but I love positive shows about blended families–and lately I’ve been really feeling Terry Crews!  Are We There Yet?, produced by Ice Cube, airs Wednesdays at 10/9 Central on TBS.  And we’re giving away three free DVD’s of the movie that started it all on April [...]

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New Site Supports Black Authors and Donates Books to Black Children. Run, Buy Sumthin’!

When you buy a book, one is donated to a child in need. What can be better than that? 

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12 Kid-Friendly Facts For Black History Month

Teach your child about this awesome black inventor and more during Black History Month

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The New Disney Dream: Aboard the Christening Cruise; Jennifer Hudson Performs for a Magical Trip!

                                  We were invited the join the christening cruise of the new Disney ship, The Dream. And boy, oh boy was it magical!  Check out the  post and pics!

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