Your Kid is Not Bad. You Suck at Setting Expectations

I had my daughter, and I thought I would know exactly what to do. They tried to call it ‘motherly instincts’, but it was really just doing what my parents did. I had never even thought of preparing past the baby stage, so I pretty much winged toddlerhood. And let me tell you, that’s a […]

Conscious Parenting for the Black Mama

What it is, why it matters, and the vision for the next generation… Talking about parenting is kind of taboo in the black community. If your family is anything like mine, it was very much I’ll mind my house, and you mind yours. Not spanking was some other people stuff, and stories of extension cords, […]

A Safe Space for Radical Black Moms

Hey, girl, hey! Welcome, mama. I’m Dara, and I’m so glad you’re here! You’re probably wondering who I am and what this conscious parenting thing is all about. By normal standards, one might say that I’m successful. I’m an Army veteran with a degree. I pay my bills on time, and I’ve never been in […]