Month: June 2020

Conscious Parenting
Self-Care

Soul Food: 24 Powerful Affirmations for Black Women

This Mama thing can get tricky. There are moments where I have to remind myself that Mamahood looks different for everyone and that’s okay. Although we have a number of parenting books, magazines, and guides accessible to us for assistance, we still have to manipulate the information to fit our household and lifestyles.  However, one […]

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Conscious Parenting
Editor's Note
Momlife
Self-Care

A “Sprinkle of Joy” From The Original MaMaWoman, The Late Dr. Ardena Shankar

When I opened my phone this morning and saw the reminder for my Grandmother’s birthday today from Facebook, naturally I clicked on it, not really knowing what to expect since my grandmother had transitioned three years ago. Disclaimer: My Grandmother was NOT your average Grandma. She acknowledged her inner child, and in most cases led […]

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Self-Care

Father’s Day 2020: Mind, Body, and Soul Check-In

Black fathers, Black brothers, Black sons, Black men, these words are for you.  With the weight of everything taking place within our Black communities, it is so necessary for us all to take a moment to recharge our minds, bodies, and souls. Although this is a revolutionary moment in history, on top of dealing with […]

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Green Beauty
Self-Care

Contouring to Cope

  Hey ya’ll! I know these past few weeks has been a lot for us as Black people. We were already adjusting to the new normal due to COVID-19. The moment we begin to settle and get in the groove of working from home, going outside with masks on, sanitizing all that comes into our […]

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Conscious Parenting
Momlife
Pregnancy

Juneteenth 2020: Free-ish since 1865

Ok, confession time. I didn’t know anything about the importance of Juneteenth until I heard it in an African American History course in college, and even then, it was just a brief overview.And then there was the Juneteenth episode of Black-ish that aired in 2019. It made me so proud to see our heritage being […]

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Clean Eating
Momlife
Pregnancy

Here’s What We Are Reading & Watching This Month…

Chazley Williams & Jasmin Merritt-Lloyd If you are like us, the biggest joys of the quarantine have been catching up on reading and binge watching tv shows. So, take a journey with us this month as we read Terry McMillan’s new book It’s Not All Down Hill from Here and watch the Netflix series, Sweet Magnolias. The […]

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Conscious Parenting
Momlife

Unconventional Motherhood: One same-sex couple shares their journey

Remember when we were little girls playing with dolls? You were most likely the “mom” to either a Cabbage Patch or a Baby Alive. We’d push the stroller, feed the baby, and change its diapers, and it came so naturally to us. But even with all this “real world” experience, it doesn’t always happen the […]

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Clean Eating

Wake. Raise Kids. Sleep & Repeat: Two Moms Share Their Daily Routines

Interested in building a daily routine for your children but don’t know where to begin? A few of our contributors have compiled the benefits and drawbacks of a daily routine for younger and older childrenwith sample schedules for each group. Check it out! Building Routines for Younger Children-Natasha Gay The best advice a mom gave […]

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