raising girls

Gone are the Days of Crayons

Motherhood

As surreal as it seems to me, the reality is that we are about to have a middle schooler next school year. Yes – my sweet baby girl will soon be a 6th grader! While it may seem ridiculous for me to be thinking about this when the current school year began just a couple […]

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Raising Beautiful, Confident Girls: Conversations of Body Image

Baby Girl

– Originally published in 2011, when my baby girl was 5 years old! – A few months ago, one of my aunts was visiting from out of town. She was staying at my mami’s house and they were heading out for a day at a local park since they were bored with staying home. I […]

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7 Tips to Help Prepare Your Tween Daughter for Puberty

Baby Girl

My journey as a mom began nearly 11 years ago, which is both exciting and nerve-wracking to say. While I admit that my baby girl is no longer a “baby” by definition, she knows she’ll always be my baby, regardless of what stage of life she’s currently going through. At 10 1/2 years old, we’re […]

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Changing Curly Hair Attitudes: 3 Ideas to Help You Love Your Curls

Parenting

My mami once told me that I was born with tiny curls in my hair…and so, she tried to “brush them out” by brushing my hair numerous times a day. I don’t hold this against her. She simply repeated what was taught to her. You see, in our culture (as in many Caribbean cultures), a […]

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Do You Parent Your Boys and Girls Differently?

Parenting

My brother recently had a baby girl, his third child after two boys. I asked him this past weekend if he felt much different in parenting a girl versus parenting boys. It’s something I think about a lot with fathers since I know they tend to be ultra-overprotective with their daughters. I see this with […]

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