Fathering

I am a mother. But I come from my father. And my son’s father is amazing. Sometimes when I speak of the village I mainly speak from my perspective. As a woman, I speak of femininity and mothering, but it’s integral to include the masculine voice. Our babies need their babas. Our villages need their…

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Kwanzaa 365

It’s Kwanzaa every single day in our household. From an early age, it’s important to introduce the values you want your children to uphold as they get older. For our family, the Kwanzaa principles play a large part in outlining the values in our household. Imani- Faith Umoja- Unity Kujichagulia- Self Determination Ujima- Collective Work…

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Toddlerdom is Real

I didn’t come to play with y’all today. Some of you get it. Some of you don’t. But hear me now. Raising a toddler is on some extra terrestrial ish. For those of you that don’t know, check my son’s typical schedule. 7:40-7:50 Get dressed. 7:50-8:30 Drive in the car to start play date. 8:30-8:35…

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Malcolm X Family Fest

Malcolm X is such an inspirational figure to me. I wanted to share his legacy with families so that they would begin to celebrate him with a more spirited intention. So I put together the Malcolm X Family Fest. Three hours of family fun learning about the man and celebrating what he stood for with…

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Creating Safe Learning Spaces

First: An Explanation I haven’t been blogging much for a while. I was going to list reasons as to why but, truthfully, it doesn’t matter. I have lots to share so I’ll just jump into it! Second: An Exploration I’m always looking for great opportunities to expand on early learning. Deciding to homeschool has pushed…

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