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Parenting the Body

No one told me that one of the messiest parts of parenting would happen after…

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Make My Mother’s Day Count This Year

I hope I don’t get those generic Mother’s Day texts from people who haven’t seen…

Louise Frazier

[SURVIVOR STORY] From Homeless Mom to Foster Mom

There are community heroes who we forget to honor, inexplicably strong women who survive heinous…

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[MODERN MOM] Back to Work

Dear Me:  Congratulations on your job offer. For three years, you’ve been parenting as a…

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[MODERN MOM] ‘If I Could Mother Like a Grandmother…’

In a recurring fantasy, I am my daughter’s grandmother. It’s not that I want to…

[EXCLUSIVE CLIP] Nia Long Stands Up for Single Moms on ‘Oprah’s Lifeclass’

In this EBONY.com exclusive clip, Nia Long breaks down while sharing her story about being…

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[MODERN MOM] Parenting In the Era of Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis’s murder was as American as apple pie; its main ingredient is a strange…

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[MODERN MOM] Pacifier, No Shame

It takes unmitigated gall to try to snatch a pacifier from the mouth of a…

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[MODERN MOM] To My Messy Girl

Dear Daughter, For days now, we’ve been putting our shoes where they belong as soon…

[MODERN MOM] How to Fail at Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline is a popular parenting program that teaches the establishment of firm boundaries, clear…