“Be careful!” Nod your head if you’ve said this to your child today. Yeah, me too. This well meaning phrase is used ad nauseum in the modern world. There are a lot of dangers out there, yes. We love our kiddos with every ounce of our being, of course. The mama bear instinct is real. Abso-frickin-lutely. But, when does protecting our kids become riskier than stepping … [Read more...] about Should Kids Always Be Careful?
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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
Of course, during National Infertility Awareness Week and a pandemic, I have a miscarriage. One in eight women has infertility in various forms. A miscarriage is not infertility, but a lot of people experiencing infertility also experience miscarriages. The women I have met from the infertility community are some of the best people I know. Some of us speak about it openly, … [Read more...] about Surviving a Miscarriage During The Pandemic
When I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed my son. Ideally, I wanted to breastfeed for a year. But things rarely go according to plan, especially in motherhood. For many women, breastfeeding doesn’t come easily or naturally. During the eleven months that I was able to breastfeed my son, I dealt with a poor latch, low milk supply, and mastitis (twice). Very little … [Read more...] about How to Cope When Your Newborn Feeding Plan Doesn’t Work Out Like You Hoped
The current economic climate is having a significant impact on women. The industries hardest hit by furloughs and layoffs – hospitality & tourism, education, and service jobs, were staffed predominately by women. Many of whom are working moms, supporting multi-generational family members while balancing work and motherhood. For all of us, navigating this challenging … [Read more...] about How To Network And Increase Your Social Capital