Hidden Gems of New York: #ProjectHomemadeENY

On a beautiful Sunday morning last month with the summer days winding down, my mom, my sisters, and I took a little trip to a local community garden. What was special about this garden is that it is a quaint oasis of greenery, tucked away on a Brooklyn street right in the middle of East New York….

10 things I learned within my first year of being a parent

It’s been almost 11 months and I’ve learned so much within this first year in being a new mother… I’ve learned: That the learning curve is no joke. Baby arrives and within minutes your life has changed completely. Your role has changed completely from what you have known just 24 hours prior. Someone now depends…

Story Time Event & How to throw one in your neighborhood

This past weekend we hosted a SummerTime StoryTime Event, For the Love of Reading, with our friends and family. My son and I frequent story times at least 2X a week. Between Barnes and Nobles and the local libraries we have become story time regulars. After leaving Barnes and Noble one day, I thought it…

Mom’s Homemade-Every-Occasion Pound Cake

One of the main traditions we always had growing up was singing around a homemade birthday cake for E V E R Y O N E’ S birthday. In our endlessly growing family there’s practically at-least one birthday a month so we always look forward to mom’s cakes and un-harmonized singing & lots and lots of…

5 Tips for Slaying while Mom-ing

The major transition that motherhood brings can certainly be a humbling shift toward the more positive virtues, like selflessness. Things that once seemed so important now pale in comparison to the motivation to ensure your children are provided for but like all things, balance is key. Body changes, sleepless nights and the stress of constantly…

CURLFEST: Why I love going & why you should too!

“EMBRACE WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE EVEN IF IT MAKES OTHERS FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE” CURLFEST: Curly Girl Collective is one of my top favorite festivals that I look forward to every year! For those of you who are not familiar with it. I’m about to put you on RIGHT NOW! CURLFEST is basically the mecca for afros,…

Modern Day Renaissance Woman: PQ

Paquilla Jones, aka PQ is an engineer, entrepreneur, grad student, artist, Nas lover && most importantly my “adopted” sister & bestfraaand. So let’s be inspired from all her #blackgirlmagic: Tell us about yourself. I like long walks on the beach and candle light dinners just kidding. I truly hate this question because how can you…

How a New York High School student spent the entire school year in China!

This past school year, our cousin, Christina Bowllan, spent the year learning, living and exploring in China. We interviewed her to help inspire high school students to travel, as well as educate other people who may be interested in traveling to China but don’t know what to expect. “Christina B. is currently a junior at…

@Neelam_: Muslimah Fashion

My name is Neelam Hakeem (@Neelam_) and I’ve always struggled with covering my hair because I’m obsessed with cute hair styles and I thought that covering it took away from fashionable looks I used to go for.  My opinion changed drastically on #MuslimWomensDay as I trolled trough the hashtag becoming spellbound by the beautiful Muslim…

Insights into a seasoned father

We learn so much from our father everyday… so we decided to share. 1. Knowing that so many children grow up without a father in the home, what is the importance of a father in the home? The Black father is one vital component that completes and give balance to the black  family. The Koran…

Don’t just ‘Stay-at-home’, MOM

  Being a stay-at-home mom doesn’t mean you must stay home all day. Being home all day can suck and be depressing, especially if you can’t just cozy up and read your favorite book, do your hair or binge watch Netflix. I have a 8-month-old who demands most of my attention while he’s awake and…