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Homeschooling Meetup at Southern Belle Farm

Homeschooling Meetup at Southern Belle Farm

So last year I took my little booger blackberry picking before he was even able to sit up. And I’m planning to do it again within the next week or two. And then it hit me. I never posted our meetup from strawberry picking! This was such a beautiful day. I loved seeing all of...
Park Chronicles: Coan Park in Atlanta

Park Chronicles: Coan Park in Atlanta

Coan Park Easily one of my favorite parks in Atlanta to attend. Here’s why: Great for mixed age groups. There’s a lot to do for babies with the swings and crawling on the grass all the way up to older children with the slides and monkey bars. Bright. The playground is usually well kept and...
Being Little is A LOT: 5 Tips to Help You Work Through A Toddler Tantrum

Being Little is A LOT: 5 Tips to Help You Work Through A Toddler Tantrum

Let’s Face It… Toddlers and tantrums go together like peanut butter and jelly. They’re learning to process their emotions, boundaries and the world around them at such a young age. One minute they’re sweet. And then the next? Totally sour. It can be overwhelming. I get it. And if you’ve got a growing toddler, the...
Fathering

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...
Kwanzaa 365

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...
Toddlerdom is Real

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...
5 Reasons Play Dough is Dope

5 Reasons Play Dough is Dope

It should actually be called play dope. I love play dough for children. I love handmade play dough especially, but I’m good for using store bought from time to time. Here are my top five reasons why play dough is one of my favorite early childhood tools for learning… 5 Reasons Play Dough is Dope...
Play is Important For Black Children

Play is Important For Black Children

Well, for all children… But I’m speaking in reference to our brown babies. One of the things that I tend to reflect on is where we are headed as a global community. Where will technology and all its advances carry us? I think one of the things I’ve come to realize as an adult is...
Malcolm X Family Fest

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...
Creating Safe Learning Spaces

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...
East Point Playground

East Point Playground

Honestly I’m not sure of the address of this particular playground but I believe it is on Main street in East Point. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves but here are my five big reasons I love this playground: The tires. Perfect example of re-purposing and making it AMAZING. I love playgrounds with tires...
Story Time is Important for All Ages

Story Time is Important for All Ages

This past weekend I did a story time at Medu Bookstore┬áin Atlanta. I had done some promo through social media and so had the owner through her large following. This is a store that’s been successfully in business for 25 years. And the turnout was, well, quiet… This isn’t the first time this has happened...