Whew. This is a hard one to write. I’m a Black mom, and it feels like last week was the culmination of what my ancestors and colleagues have been pursuing for over 200 years: the right to be heard. The right to be seen as equal. The right to social justice. White privilege in motherhood looks like being three times more likely to survive childbirth, not worrying your … [Read more...] about This month, I can feel the shift.
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Autism and The Police Please note: In this blog post, I want to discuss the interaction between an individual with autism and the police. I am aware of the treatment of black people by the police. I believe in awareness and education. With that in mind, I am in favor of some kind of restructure/retraining/education/defunding of the police in terms of how they treat black … [Read more...] about Autism and the Police
NO MODERN, liberated, independent minded mama would ever sign up to be a driver, shopper, chef, referee, doctor, cuddler, story teller, concierge, and classroom mom. The idea is both exhausting and ridiculous. Imagine if the pre-mommy handbook read, you're going to be overwhelmingly spread thin, no one will ever say thank you, your hormones are going to kick your ass, you will … [Read more...] about Put Yourself On Top Of Your TO DO List – Brooke Burke
When I was married Saturday was our date night. We would always have a sitter and go out and spend time together. Now that I am single, Saturday nights are probably my least favorite nights of the week. My ex-husband and I have worked things out to where I have Saturday night as a night for me. The problem is filling in the date part. I recently heard that after 40, a woman … [Read more...] about Saturday Night Dates Take on A Whole New Meaning
Keeping your children safe from child predators sounds like a scary proposition, but it doesn’t have to be. We used to teach children about “stranger danger”, but studies have shown that most sexual abuse occurs at the hands of someone known to the child. He might seem like the friendliest teacher, neighbor, uncle or coach. Unfortunately, this person, who is always showing an … [Read more...] about 10 Tips To Keep Children Safe from Sexual Abuse