Back to School: 5 Tips for Anxious Parents

“Thus we may say with confidence, ‘God is my Helper and I will not be afraid; what can mere humans do to me?’” Hebrews 13:6 (The Inclusive Bible) Many of us are getting ready to send our little ones back to school. Some of us have already sent them back, especially those who live in southern states. The recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio do little to ease our minds and … [Read more...]

“Brown Skin Girl” & Songs to Build Black Children’s Self-Esteem

My brown skin kids! You'd have to be living under a rock if you haven't heard Beyoncé's "Brown Skin Girl." The song is on "The Gift" album that's part of "The Lion King" movie release. Little girls are singing it all over social media. My daughter loves it. It's her new theme song. I'm very happy that Black girls have another song highlighting their God-given, natural beauty. Here are some … [Read more...]

“The Lion King”: A Trigger Warning for Fatherless Kids

The Lion King - Featuring the voices of James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and JD McCrary as Young Simba © 2019 Disney Enterprises I’ve never been a Disney-movie mom. My kids haven’t seen any of the Disney movies I grew up watching. So when the new “The Lion King” movie came out this week, I wanted to show my kids the original version first. I haven’t heard super great reviews of the new CGI version, … [Read more...]