My welfare mom was an entrepreneur

My mother’s ability to raise five children, in public housing, while on public assistance, and dealing with an alcoholic spouse puzzles many people. Growing up in poverty there were many times when we had the bare minimum to eat and to sustain ourselves. A stay at home mom, and administrator of all of the household’s financial affairs, my mother’s entrepreneurial spirit kicked in. Her small … Continue reading My welfare mom was an entrepreneur

Transgender Teens Have a New Resource For Getting Through Their Teen Years

Being a young person of the trans experience can be a hard time. Many of the resources available to young people going through puberty, learning how to navigate relationships, and establishing a relationship with their body are (basically) all for cisgender people. Now transgender teens have a resource all their own. A new book entitled The Trans Survival Guide is changing that. Written by Fox and Owl – two … Continue reading Transgender Teens Have a New Resource For Getting Through Their Teen Years

Diagnosis: Autism as a Single Mother

After almost 2 years of advocating for my son’s rights, Liam was officially diagnosed with Autism  Spectrum Disorder December 2013. I had suspected Liam might be on the spectrum. However, as a Black single mother with limited financial resources and little understanding about Autism Spectrum Disorder I felt like I was constantly battling to get him help and make sure he didn’t fall behind. My … Continue reading Diagnosis: Autism as a Single Mother

Tapping Your Moon Sign to Connect With Your Kids: The Fire Signs

Using Astrology to Parent Better Parenting is hard. We’ve all heard or read this somewhere along our journey, and since the beginning of our little one’s existence experienced it one way or another. It takes all that’s within us to make it work. Not just the rational piece, physical or energy, but the emotional, too. And that latter piece is where we’re going to kick … Continue reading Tapping Your Moon Sign to Connect With Your Kids: The Fire Signs

Depression and Pregnancy: How I was Able to Begin my Journey to Wellness

My pregnancy was healthy until I wasn’t I had work to ensure mine and my family’s health was put first The day I found out I was pregnant was one of the greatest days of my life. I spent the first trimester in a whirlwind, picking out clothes, buying a car seat, and creating my birth plan. Everything was exciting and new, but then one … Continue reading Depression and Pregnancy: How I was Able to Begin my Journey to Wellness