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”
I recently wrote an article about only having one hour a day to spend with my kids if I accept a full-time 9-5, no flexibility job. One hour. That is my reality, and for me, that is not acceptable. Why is it that in a world (at least in Canada), where maternity leave hasContinue reading “The Push for Work Life Balance”
My own family tree is a network of blank spots and unanswered questions.
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”
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”
So apparently black pride is a threat the FBI feels the need to name and deal with. I know some people hate the term Woke. It’s overused. It’s also used in the wrong context and yes it’s become commercialized. I’m sure you’ve seen the t-shirts. But despite that I still like it. And for meContinue reading “There’s nothing wrong with being proud to be black”
I don’t have my ‘ish together, I’m a hot mess mom.