children, holidays, Parenting

Great Costumes for Your Kids — Disney Has You Covered

There is still a few more days until Halloween. That means you have time to really make your kids' Halloween a fun and memorable event, especially if there are plans to attend an exciting Halloween bash on Saturday evening. If you've been looking for the Princess Tiana costume from the upcoming movie The Princess and… Continue reading Great Costumes for Your Kids — Disney Has You Covered

books, reading, women

Four Scary Reads for Halloween

Melissa Jenkins, assistant English Professor at Wake Forest University, suggests four stories that are frightful, yet stellar reads for Halloween. If you're like my mother, there's always room for a scary novel. Jenkins suggests: Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson/Frankenstein by Mary Shelley “You think that you know these… Continue reading Four Scary Reads for Halloween

babies, maternity, Parenting, pregnancy

Pregnancy Doesn’t Give You the License to Pig Out

OK...I admit it: When I was pregnant with my second daughter I ate everything under the sun. In fact, the day she was born I recall eating Chinese sesame chicken and a coke. Both my pregnancies were vastly different. For my first, I did everything by the book and for my second I did everything… Continue reading Pregnancy Doesn’t Give You the License to Pig Out

babies, march of dimes, maternity, mothers, Parenting, pregnancy, women's health

Test Your IQ on Premature Birth Rates in the U.S.

As you're probably aware, the infant mortality rate in the black community is 2.3 times that of white babies according to the Office of Minority Health. Researchers, doctors, and even our government cannot determine why black babies are dying at such alarming rates, but there is power in knowing as much as possible about infant… Continue reading Test Your IQ on Premature Birth Rates in the U.S.