Curly Mom

I Broke Up With My Flat Iron

It's such a significant rite of passage that it should be one of those moments where you know exactly where you were and what you were doing at the time. Yet, I don't remember exactly how old I was when I got my hair hot combed (straightened) for the first time. High school-ish is probably… Continue reading I Broke Up With My Flat Iron

Curl Care Tips, Curly girl

My Little Mermaid 

She did NOT come to play, okay! 🏊🏽‍♀️ Mia says five weeks of swimming class will not mess up her curls! On Sunday night, I could not find her purple swim cap anywhere. We had just used it at my parents' house on the Fourth of July. I thought it may be hiding in the… Continue reading My Little Mermaid 

Curly Boy, Dads

Hair Today, Gone Tonight

This is the story of Elijah's second hair cut. His first was in a real barber shop and the whole time he screamed and cried an adorable "NO THANK YOU, NO THANK YOU, NO THANK YOU". The. Entire. Time. Politeness always counts 😉. Anyway, the second time his hair grew out, my husband and I… Continue reading Hair Today, Gone Tonight

Curly Boy, Curly girl, Curly Mom, Uncategorized

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…

Curly girl, hair tolerance

“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”

Curly girl, Curly Mom, New styles, Uncategorized

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

Curly Mom

The Professionalism of Curls

I'm not exactly sure when it started, perhaps before college, but for years I associated a professional look with having straight hair. It's not like I thought curls were unprofessional, I just thought people took you more seriously when your hair was not curly. In college, I studied journalism and wanted to be a news anchor.… Continue reading The Professionalism of Curls