Dear Moms, Stay In Your Lane

Having the ability to nurture and carry another human being around with you for nine months is, in a nutshell, AMAZING! The process of bringing that human being into the world, NOT SO AMAZING! I’ve digressed already. 🙂 For many of us who have shared the pregnancy and childbirth experience, we tend to feel aContinue reading “Dear Moms, Stay In Your Lane”

OMG! Why Are Our Pregnancy Or Childbirth Related Deaths So High?

I remember hearing about Serena Williams having complications that could have resulted in her death, following the birth of her daughter. I remember thinking, how tragic, I am glad Serena was persistent. I remember not giving it much thought after that. Periodically I would hear about pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths being high in the UnitedContinue reading “OMG! Why Are Our Pregnancy Or Childbirth Related Deaths So High?”

FROM ONE MOTHER TO ANOTHER: 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD TEACH YOUR DAUGHTERS

When I entered the motherhood circle at the young age of 19, I got a lot of advice about how to take care of my daughter’s physical needs. Breastfeeding, cloth diapers, nap time, burping, cereal in bottles, etc. Wherever I turned, there seemed to be an abundance of women ready, willing, and able to teachContinue reading “FROM ONE MOTHER TO ANOTHER: 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD TEACH YOUR DAUGHTERS”

Advice to Our Moms: 10 Things We Need You To Know

My co-contributor, Courtney Muhammad, and I decided to be creative this year for Mother’s Day. Tight budgets always make our creative juices really flow. LOL! We figured since our moms always have so much advice for us, we would return the favor. So, with the help of our siblings and my dad, who decided toContinue reading “Advice to Our Moms: 10 Things We Need You To Know”

Vibin’ With Psychotherapist Keischa Pruden

I had such a great conversation with psychotherapist Keischa Pruden about mental health. I figured sharing this convo would be a great way to close out The Vibe for the week! Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, tune in and take advantage of this free therapy session :-). Much Love, TonzaContinue reading “Vibin’ With Psychotherapist Keischa Pruden”

Bad Mom Turned Tiger Mom

Social distancing has led to my 11 year old having more time to game and stream YouTube videos than I would care to admit! Curious about what had her so entranced on YouTube, I decided to join her for one of her binge watching moments. Let me just start by saying, I recognize kids haveContinue reading “Bad Mom Turned Tiger Mom”

Break Out the Board Games

In Social Distancing with an 11-year-old I told you that Gabby loves board games! The thing that is so fascinating to me is that many of the board games that we play were games that I remember playing as a child. The fact that they are still so wildly popular (okay, well maybe that is an overstatement)Continue reading “Break Out the Board Games”

For Parents Who Are Trying To Survive the Quarantine/While Their Children Need to be Homeschooled

If you’re like me, you have spent a night with a glass (or two) of wine in your hand trying to reconcile your current life with the life you had when your child(ren) was in school. Having this “school suspended due to corona virus” has thrown me through a loop.  I can’t tell you howContinue reading “For Parents Who Are Trying To Survive the Quarantine/While Their Children Need to be Homeschooled”

Social Distancing With an 11-year-old

One of Gabby’s teachers called to check in on us last week! In the midst of our conversation, I had to take a moment to applaud her for having the desire to be in a classroom full of middle schoolers all-day. I mean, for years, I have wondered how teachers are able to keep kidsContinue reading “Social Distancing With an 11-year-old”

What We Have Works

I’m kicking off this Monday morning by sharing a piece written by Mrs. Tawana Farley. There is power in sharing our individual and collective experiences. I am grateful for Tawana’s willingness to join the conversation. -Tonza April 5th, 1999, my life changed forever. Growing up, I would go through heartbreak and hurt, and every timeContinue reading “What We Have Works”