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…

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…

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…

From College to… After College !

2015 was an amazing, stressful and long year ! From graduating from the best school in the world the illustrious Howard University ( the real HU !) to moving back and readjusting to life at home with my parents and deciding what was next for me. I lived off campus for 2 years so I…

Chin Sisters Road Trip

!!Click the link below!! Almost a year ago my cousin Amanda Chin & my sister Sajeeda Chin took road trip to the SouthWestern part of America– we hit Nevada, Colorado, Utah and Arizona. The main attraction was the GRAND CANYON! We spent 3 nights sleeping in a tent on the North Rim and everything that could…

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…

Universal Family

August 2014 This summer has been one of love and learning. Everywhere I went, I had some family waiting for me, helping me and just showing me around the area. Making me feeel at home around the world. Tanzania: How can I have family in Tanzania? Well I do. So there was our of us…

Time keeps moving

After having my son and seeing him grow each day, it put my life in perspective. It’s so hard to believe that I was once that small and dependent like him and he will soon grow up to be a man.  This is a reminder to me that life is finite. When you are younger,…

Flying Solo with my 4 Month Old

Baby Eisah & I recently took a quick trip to Seattle, Washington to visit some family and I really enjoyed traveling with him. I was a little nervous at first to get on the plane with him by myself but after traveling to China by myself, I really couldn’t fathom letting nervousness and a 4…

love

He doesn’t even know it yet, how much he is loved! I didn’t know I could love someone so much that it brings me to tears just thinking about it. (sheesh) I love his cheeks, his dimps, his coos, his smile when I put him down to change his pamper, and his reaction when I…

The Fussy Carseat Passenger

Motherhood is quite the emotional roller coaster. Why does going out seem like such an insurmountable task? Doing errands or hanging out now takes deep thought of whether I really plan on leaving the house. I struggle with the DESIRE to just change my clothes …forget leaving the house. It’s winter & Baby Bear is…