Screen-time consists of watching television, using a computer, tablet, cell phone or video game. In our technologically-advanced society, it’s popular to use one or more of these gadgets daily. Let’s be real, some of us use several at the same time! But I digress.
We were on a routine trip to the grocery store when I realized how my 20-month-old noticed how much more his younger sister was favored. When people would look their way, instead of his bashful “hi” like he would sometimes say before his baby sister, his greeting became, “Baby cute?”, “Sissy ad-o-ble!”. People usually only complimented her, and he had conformed to this new routine…and adopted their script.
Now that school is out, are you looking for activities to do with the kids, but don’t want to spend an arm and leg? Summer is a perfect time to visit loved-ones and enjoy activities that we missed during the school year due to hectic schedules and tons of responsibilities.
Cooking with kids…When my kids were toddlers it seemed like they would wait for me to get busy cooking and decide to get into e-ver-y-thing they could think of! Those classic moments of the little ones writing on the walls and covering themselves in Vaseline would happen in my home while I was in the kitchen.
Are you tasked with combing thick hair on the daily basis and need some relief in your life? Some moms are naturals at caring for and styling their little one’s hair. They’ve become better over time and are completely unbothered by wash routines. They even look forward to trying new products! Others find inspiration through online research for next week’s hair style. They just love the hair life!
Do you need a tasty kid’s drink for a birthday party? Or a hit for your next sleepover? Or how about, just an idea for a fun night at home with the little ones? I’ve got you covered! Try this Cotton Candy Delight drink! The first time I made this fun concoction was for my kids’ New Year’s Eve party and it was a big hit with kids and adults alike. What makes this drink so fun, you ask? It’s a yummy science project! This party favorite goes over a lot like an experiment. Pour in the ingredients and then watch the action. The kids wow over the fizzy eruption!
Anyone around children long enough will observe them picking their noses. Many of us also witness that extra step; they eat whatever comes out! The name for this practice is Mucophagy. Some argue that children who engage in this behavior have stronger immune systems as a result. Those that study this topic typically tend to support this behavior and practice it themselves.
Do you want to show your children how to love their African heritage? Part of providing a strong foundation for your child’s healthy self-image is teaching them about their origin and history. Today, African American children can turn on their TV, go to a toy store, or even visit Disneyland and find very few images of themselves in all of the fun and creation before them. I continue to experience difficulty finding toys, characters on t-shirts, even books at our local stores that depict images of brown people. I find even fewer that showcase brown boys. It is imperative that we continue to expose our children to positive images because it shapes how they view themselves in the world.
Shortly after the birth of our daughters, some of us mamas become instant beauticians and hair stylists due to the abundance of hair they bring home for us to maintain! When our little girls grow big, thick and curly locks, we often find ourselves needing different products, techniques and regiments to prevent a dry and tangled mess. In addition, it’s always important to promote healthy hair.
Some bad days start as early as stubbing your toe upon getting out of bed in the morning, and continue with a domino effect of little things. Yet other days may only take one event to bring you to the realization that you are in need of a do-over. What might cause this feeling? Perhaps daunting news from the doctor, a fight with your significant other, remembering a loved one that has passed, or anxiety over the one million things that you need to get done within the day. In any event, you find yourself saying: “I’m. So. Over. This. Day!”