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 Push for Work Life Balance

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”

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.

The one where we talk about Princess Truly…because representation matters

I don’t know any black parent who doesn’t struggle to find books with characters that their child can relate to.  So that’s why when I came across the book I am Truly.  I snapped it up. I picked it purely on instinct. I looked at the cover and saw a little black girl and thought,Continue reading “The one where we talk about Princess Truly…because representation matters”

Holding the Line Against Hate

How do you talk to your kids about racial tension? In an alternate universe down south in Charlottesville, Virginia, Bellamy Shoffner is writer and photographer struggling with the same issue.  She wanted to start a discourse on social justice issues issues facing many marginalized people and so she did what writers do, when they areContinue reading “Holding the Line Against Hate”

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