"Another Zoom??" said my 7-year-old daughter, rolling her eyes as I emerged from the office after three calls that morning. "Yes, but I promise I'll be done soon for the day, and I'll take a look at your schoolwork." "You have too many calls, mommy. I guess you just don't have time for me." Ouch. Way to stick it to me, but I couldn't blame her. And I was too tired … [Read more...] about What’s Really Draining You: Zoom Fatigue, Or Mom Guilt?
Despite popular belief, creating a mantra is not reserved for earth mamas who meditate for 2 hours every morning. This practice requires no extra time out of your day, making it accessible for busy moms who could use a bit more balance and mindfulness interwoven into their routines. The word “mantra” comes from manas (mind) and tra (tool) in sanskrit, and the more tools we … [Read more...] about Creating A Motherhood Mantra And Why It Matters
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.
As protests continue around the world following the death of George Floyd, I knew I wanted to do more than just share images on social media, but I struggled to find my place and voice in the movement. As a strong black activist and mom, I felt heavy, again. My community was hurting from the loss of another black king. Unfortunately, racial injustice and police brutality of … [Read more...] about How Moms Can Support The Protests From Home
Dear husband, I love your black skin. I love your drive, your heart and your passion. But oh how I love the color of your skin. My love is not color blind. I love your color. I respect you. I stand beside you. I hold your black hand in mine and I’m committed to you. Long before I fell in love with you my blood boiled at any racist comments. “You can’t say that in front of … [Read more...] about Amidst Racism, A Beautiful Letter To A Husband From His Wife