My Take on Chicago’s School Closings

I am both a parent and a teacher in the Chicago Public School System. Please take a moment and read my latest post: “The Problem with Chicago’s School Closings” over at Black & Married with Kids (BMWK): http://blackandmarriedwithkids.com/2013/05/the-problem-with-chicagos-school-closings/comment-page-1/#comment-103298. Be sure to leave your comments over there and “LIKE” the post. Thank you!

HUGE NEWS!!!

I’ve been waiting a few weeks to announce this, but I am officially a writer for Black & Married with Kids http://blackandmarriedwithkids.com/. Joining the BMWK Family is so meaningful to me because I truly believe that a healthy marriage creates a healthy family which creates a healthy community. I will mainly be writing about fertility as…

Exciting Opportunity for Teens from BET!

American Psychological Association and BET Rap It Up Campaign are working together to create a new HIV prevention campaign for youth.  They are looking for committed high school youth across the country to apply to be selected for the APA BET youth advisory board. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 14th! From APA/BET: We are…

Are You Dissing Everything Your Child Likes?

The sun shined brighter, the ice cream tasted sweeter, and the music sounded better when you were growing up. As we age, we nostalgize the past.It’s 2013 and your kid is rocking his “Beatz” headphones… you can’t hear much but what you do hear sounds like noise. Before you tell your child to turn it…

MOB: Mothering Our Babies #2

Teach them how to fight their own battles. A lot of times its easier for us parents and faster for us to save and rescue our kids but as they get older we must teach them how to both choose their battles and fight them. Imagine your toddler hits another child. The other child runs…

MOB: Mothering Our Babies #1

My husband and I are in family planning mode. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how children turn out to be the adults that they become. I’ve been lucky to have some students that have left lasting impressions on my heart and on my mind. Students that even as teenagers exude unique characteristics, where…

What Sex Is Your Baby, Daddy?

Every man looks forward to having a baby boy. Finally, he has someone to play catch with and someone to play video games with. Of course every couple wants a “healthy baby” but in our heart of hearts we internally fantasize about the benefits of giving birth to a specific gender. This week, while talking…