My 1 problem with the new ‘self-care’ Barbie

As a parent, I’m not expecting Mattel to introduce my son to self-care. That is my responsibility and I consider it an honor to raise a young man that can freely be whomever he chooses… face mask, meditation app, yoga mat and all!

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20 self-care practices I commit to doing consistently in 2020

Lately, I’ve found myself in a rut that has already led to parental burnout — and we’re just a couple of days into 2020. So I told myself (and my best friend Luwam) that I was going to make a firm commitment to 20 self-care practices this year.

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How the power of “no” has helped to increase my happiness

It wasn’t until my son hit the toddler “no” phase that I began to understand how simply saying “no” can make me happier and probably healthier.

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Mom-Approved: Bibito

When fellow beauty editor-mama friend Annie Tomlin messaged me to ask for my address because she had something she wanted to gift JP and I, I had no idea that it would be the bib of “our” dreams.

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Mom-Approved: Bibito

When fellow beauty editor-mama friend Annie Tomlin messaged me to ask for my address because she had something she wanted to gift JP and I, I had no idea that it would be the bib of “our” dreams.

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Children’s books I read with my son that reaffirm the beauty of black people

As a Black mother of a Black son, it is very important that I expose him to children’s books about diversity with illustrations that reaffirm his beauty. And thankfully, there is a plethora of titles that are filled with beautiful, brilliant, curious, wide-eyed, brown beings.

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#MondayMotivation: Hey Mom, you are enough

Feeling defeated? Questioning whether you’re a good parent? Here is an affirmation to say when you struggle with doubt.

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