Settling into Motherhood: Training Up A Child In The Way He Should Go

  Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6 NKJV *removes halo* I promise you, for the entire 38.2 weeks I was pregnant with K, anytime someone would mention this scripture in an effort to give me parenting advice, …

What Blazing Trails Feels Like and Other Revelations

This post was originally published at MyBrownBaby.com So I suppose this post might be just a wee bit too transparent; too revealing. My apologies, in advance. However, for my own sanity, I have to, once again, shed my halo and tell my whole, ugly truth. Here goes: Sometimes I’m incredibly envious of people. Not rolling-my-eyes-and-I-hate-their-guts …

A Better Way: Wrestling With All This “New Fangled” Discipline

(originally published on MyBrownBaby.com) Long before Adrian Peterson’s story hit the news, my hubby and I have been wrestling with the whole to spank or not to spank argument. Both of us grew up with parents who believed whole-heartedly in the doctrine of “spare the rod, spoil the child.” (Although some believe the use of …

[MyBrownBaby] Start With the Heart: How To Teach Children To Do the Right Thing

  Seems like lately, in my MyBrownBaby Faith and Motherhood column, I’ve been talking a lot about issues related to my daughter’s behavior. Everything from sneakiness to her being extra-friendly to strangers. Specifically, I’ve been writing about how I interpret the things she says and does and how her actions often shine a light on …

[MyBrownBaby] Lean In and Have It All—Finding Work/Life Balance, YOUR Way

My mind was blown. I was sitting at my computer watching some random Ted Talk when Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, asked the men in the audience this: “How many of you have ever been asked ‘How do you do it all?’” Not one man raised his hand. She went on to point …