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Are You A Better Mother Than Wife Nia Magazine

Are You A Better Mother Than Wife?

When I was growing up, there were several families on my block. We showed unity, strength and honored each other. This was great in so...
mothering teens

Mom 2.0: I’m Entering a New Phase of Motherhood

My son just finished the first semester of his junior year of high school. Junior year.  Eleventh grade.  It doesn't even seem possible. Especially given that...
College Admissions

College Admissions Checklist: What’s Right for Your Student?

College is, for many of us, “the beginning of the rest of our lives”. It is the pinnacle of everything students have worked toward since...
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Single Mother Guilt

Most mothers feel mommy guilt at one point or another. Whether it’s guilt from working outside of the home or the guilt that a mother...
Drop off Day Nia Magazine for Black women

D-Day (Drop Off Day)

We’ve had the same routine of dropping off and picking my daughter up after spending the weekend with her dad for about three years...
Mother and son Sunshine | Nia Magazine for black women

Poetry: “Sunshine” by Alexis Tyler Austin

sunshine by Alexis Tyler Austin my son shines. a reflection reflective of me. of him. Of us. with breastfeeding comes burping came the breeding of brilliance. he a-b-c’d me into acknowledgment of all possibilities: endless. he will know 1-2-3 strikes...
to have or have not remain childless nia magazine for black women

To Have or To Have Not?

It wasn’t 10 minutes into our happy hour, as we waited patiently for the over-enthused waiter with the punk-rocked hair to bring our drinks,...
14 childrens books with black characters Nia magazine for black women

14 Children’s Books With Black Characters to Buy This Season

The Holiday season is quickly approaching and you know what that means. Lists, get-togethers, and tubes of wrapping paper cluttering up the hall closet until...

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Living Life

True Confessions of A New Mom

Growing up, my parents conveyed a very negative sentiment about having kids. They would often tell my brothers and I not to have kids...

My Experiences Abroad Gave Me Panic Attacks

My heart starts racing. I feel my chest tighten, skin tingling. My breathing becomes labored. Terror grips my body as I brace myself for walking...

The Morning Shift: 3 Tips for a Great Start to Your...

BUZZZ….SNOOZE…...BUZZZ...SNOOZE Yep that is the sound of the alarm in the morning for so many people. You hop of bed and straight to the reality of...