To the Mother of the Girl Who Called My Daughter Ugly

Your daughter told my five year old she wasn’t beautiful in their ballet class last weekend. However, it didn’t upset my daughter too much because I’ve been preparing her for this day since she was born. When I found out I was having a girl in 2012, I knew the challenges my daughter would face as a black girl. I faced them myself. During my first two years of high school, I was one of very few … [Read more...]

Product Review for Back to School: Miss Zee African-American Book Bag

I first learned about Miss Zee from Facebook. I saw an advertisement of one of the book bags, and I always wanted to purchase one. Miss Zee sells book bags, decor and stationary with African-American characters on them. Now that my youngest is going to kindergarten in September, I decided to give Miss Zee a try. Well, my daughter's book bag arrived in the mail last week, and I'm in love. I am … [Read more...]

Partner Post: 6 Positive Methods Of Building Confidence In Your Teen

Pexels One might say that the most important job a parent has is to help a child develop confidence. Of course, this might not be as important as clothing, shelter and emotionally nurturing a child. However, if the effort to prepare them for life, it’s absolutely going to be a priority. Teenagers are often the most insecure and unsure of themselves as they stand on the border between two … [Read more...]