Bless Her Heart: Turning 40 as the Mother of a Preschooler

I remember thinking it even if I was too polite to say it aloud. When I graduated from high school in 1993 and a few of the girls who were graduating with me were pregnant with their first child or would be within a couple of years, I remember thinking, Why would they do that? …

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No Elsas (or Rachels) Here: Teaching My Daughter to “Identify” as Her Own Beautiful Self

Check this scene: K: *ties a blue towel around her neck and flips her ponytail over her shoulder* Look Mommy! I’m Elsa. Mommy: Ummm no. You’re K. K: *looks at me like I’m dumb* But I want to be Elsa! Mommy: Why, K? K: Because Elsa has pretty hair and dresses. Mommy: Well you have …

When the Devil is Busy, Don’t Get Mad…Get Foolish.

I am so excited. All week I’ve been preparing for the launch of my new ebook, “Diaper Bags and Church Shoes: Living at the Intersection of Faith and Motherhood” (with a foreword by MBB’s Head Mommy/Sistah/All-Around-Fabness, Denene Millner) In an effort to promote the stories, many of which have appeared right here on MyBrownBaby, I’ve been …

Raising Fearless Kids (Or What I Refuse to Carry Into 2015)

I’m the worst passenger in a car. Anyone who knows me well, knows to pop a couple of valiums before driving me anywhere long distance because stress is most certainly a’coming. Because of several car accidents over the course of a couple of decades, I’ve developed a serious case of PTSD when someone else is …