A chat with Black Moms Connection founder Tanya Hayles

When the boy child was 5 years old, he called me ‘Blackie’ and proudly told me that his friend from school told him that ‘Blackie’ was another word for Black people.  To say I was shocked, upset, angry was an understatement. That moment, that time the boy child called my a racial slur, was myContinue reading “A chat with Black Moms Connection founder Tanya Hayles”

The Traumatic Three’s, Elsa and the Black Village gone wrong

Having a three year old sucks.  Anyone who tells you differently is either delusional or on a strong dose of Vicodin or likely both….because they have a three year old, or as that age is now commonly known- a ‘threenager.’ On episode three of the Woke Mommy Chatter podcast, I am talking to three fellowContinue reading “The Traumatic Three’s, Elsa and the Black Village gone wrong”

Searching for my own Wakanda

My own family tree is a network of blank spots and unanswered questions.

On Postpartum depression and Brooke Shields

Part of the reason I started my blog was to peel back the layers on what motherhood in the west looks like- which in the mainstream…is lily white. It’s part of the problem I have with shows like Parenthood or the Canadian mom show Workin’ Moms.  But even though I know this, sometimes I’m stillContinue reading “On Postpartum depression and Brooke Shields”

On Homeschooling…

The face of homeschooling is changing across North America as more and more black parents choose to educate their children in order to give them the best possible schooling possible. On episode 5 of the Woke Mommy Chatter Podcast, I am talking to Eva Greene Wilson author of  the blog  socamom.com and Yolanda Newton, Director of EducationRevolt.org. We talkContinue reading “On Homeschooling…”

Getting real….talking black lives, Trump and parenting

As an outsider looking into to the mess that is the United States, more often than not I am left speechless.  Beyond that though, as a mother, as someone with family in the US, there is a deep sense of solidarity with black folk and the struggles that they face, because although to a lesserContinue reading “Getting real….talking black lives, Trump and parenting”

NEW PODCAST- The one where we talk about chocolate milk….

We talk about the history of wet nursing and the real stigma that comes with black women using their breasts to feed babies that originated in slavery.  ‘That  “slavery sh*t” as one woman referred to it

Woke Mommy Chatter- The Podcast: Episode 2

The one where we talk about interracial dating and identity. Don’t forget to subscribe and download the latest episode of the Woke Mommy Chatter Podcast. This week I continue my conversation with fellow Woke Moms Rochelle and Carla. We talk mixed race kids and identity, perception and micro-aggressions. Be sure to tune in, like andContinue reading “Woke Mommy Chatter- The Podcast: Episode 2”

The Opioid crisis is just another double standard

There’s an Opioid crisis across North America. There’s also a severe double standard in response to that crisis. It’s like a sick joke. The double standard is so palpable. For months now outlets across Canada and the United States have been printing articles, doing tv and radio interviews and generally making efforts to humanize andContinue reading “The Opioid crisis is just another double standard”