Parenting

Coffee orders (and at-home brews) to get you through a few parenting firsts

Coffee orders (and at-home brews) to get you through a few parenting firsts

Coffee is the nectar of the Gods. This is not an opinion, my dear comrades, it’s fact. Whatever god, gods or goddesses you believe in or don’t, we can all agree that this sweet, sweet juice is what nudges us parents successfully from one day […]

Single mom by choice — why I’m considering sperm donation at 26 years old

Single mom by choice — why I’m considering sperm donation at 26 years old

My son and I just celebrated his second birthday on January 30. I’ve had baby fever something fierce for about 6 months now and the idea of waiting until I find the elusive “one” in order to have more children seems absurd. I’m ready to […]

First Football Game – Miami Dolphins win against the 49ers

First Football Game – Miami Dolphins win against the 49ers

A few weeks back Z got to experience his very first NFL football game: Miami Dolphins vs 49ers! I was a little apprehensive about taking him to the game because I knew it would be a crazy long day, but overall he behaved incredibly well […]

Choosing the right daycare for your toddler

Choosing the right daycare for your toddler

Back when I was preparing for maternity leave, I was on the hunt for the perfect daycare. I wanted video camera access, a high security facility, organic menu items. Well, wasn’t I the pickiest little first time mommy?! But how do you choose the right […]

A letter to my son who will grow up to be a black man

A letter to my son who will grow up to be a black man

Z, I know you are only a year and a half old, but it’s time you learn to control your free spirit and quiet your inquisitive voice. Although beautiful traits and a fantastic sense of wonder that most would encourage you to have, these are […]

What parents can learn from the Harambe tragedy

What parents can learn from the Harambe tragedy

As you may have heard by now, a silver back endangered gorilla named Harambe was killed at the Cincinnati Zoo this past weekend when a 4 year old boy navigated through the safety barriers and fell into the enclosure.   And the mother of the […]

You’re not a real single mom

You’re not a real single mom

You’re not a real single mom. I am a single mom. I have never been married and my son’s father is not in the picture at all. I don’t receive child support and I do it all on my own. I bare all of the […]

Biracial Baby Hair – Perfecting & protecting the curls

Biracial Baby Hair – Perfecting & protecting the curls

Biracial Baby’s Hair For those of you who know my son, you know he has the most amazing spiral curls that everyone dreams of having. Yes, everyone. They are perfect and I will forever brag about them. These curls require some serious maintenance though or they […]

Infant Sign Language – Baby’s first words

Infant Sign Language – Baby’s first words

Infant Sign Language Wouldn’t it be great if you could communicate with your infant? If instead of trying to decipher his different cries, he could just tell you what he needed? Well, it is actually possible and not all that difficult either with baby sign language. Zay […]

Sleep Training my 10 month old

Sleep Training my 10 month old

Sleep Training my 10 month old in 8 days or less Zay has never been a great sleeper. Think back to his 4 month sleep regression that lasted well over 2 months. Also understand that I have had to physically rock him to sleep every […]