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Real Dads Do Curly Hair 

I remember the day we found out we were having a baby girl like it was yesterday. I was laying down on the ultrasound table and Eugene (my husband) was standing behind me to the left. I remember Dr. Amaya saying "you're having a girl"!! I can't recall exactly what I said or did in… Continue reading Real Dads Do Curly Hair 

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I Stopped Shampooing 

Years ago a coworker told me her best friend (who is a curly girl) did not shampoo her hair. I thought it was weird but didn't think much more of it at the time. But I never forgot what I heard. Not too long after I purchased Curly Girl: The Handbook. I learned about the… Continue reading I Stopped Shampooing 

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Not throwing shade…

Disclaimer: You may have to live in Arizona during the summertime or just open a hot oven door and stand there for several hours without blinking (PLEASE don't) to truly appreciate what I'm about to say because this is a prime example of a heat-induced rant with Twitter fingers.   So I'll do just about… Continue reading Not throwing shade…

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Curly Connoisseur: Asha 

Meet Asha Curl type 3B. I met this fun-lovin, Seattle-born, track star turned coach, human sports Wikipedia and now mama, in 1998. Ironically, our first encounter was at an all-girls dorm on the campus of The University of Arizona in Tucson. Somehow both of us managed (my mama made me) to live in one of the… Continue reading Curly Connoisseur: Asha 

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“Stop touching my hair”

That is what my sweet girl, age 5, had to say to pre-k friends yesterday and I can't get it out of my head. Before I explain, just know I'm truly getting a mommy's crash course in a lot of "stuff" I'd thought she be exposed to later in life from talks of boyfriends and… Continue reading “Stop touching my hair”

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Traveling Mama Tears

As a mom, there are more than a few triggers that give me anxiety in the morning related to my kids. Yes, all of the typical things you'd guess are on my list: are they safe during the day, did I dress them properly for the weather (in AZ, did I remember to put on… Continue reading Traveling Mama Tears

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Wash Day

Wash day. It's a phrase that most of the curly/natural moms and kids I know dread. No, I'm not talking about the six loads of laundry with pockets full of sand and unidentifiable stains on the clothes the kids just got for Christmas. This is about telling your five-year old's glorious, curly mane that to… Continue reading Wash Day