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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
Hanging on By a thread Nia magazine for black women

Dear Indy Parent Coach: Help, I’m Hanging On By A Thread!

Dear Indy Parent Coach, My house is in chaos! My husband and I are going through a rough time. He has moved into the spare...

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My First Trip to the Motherland

My Second Day in Africa When everything happened I was sitting in a canoe. It was night. It was a party. The music was outside. We were making...

Your Healthy Living Guide: 5 Easy Tips to Eat More Mindfully

Being more mindful when you eat is my number one tip to help my clients not only lose weight, but also maintain vibrant health...

I Quit: Kudos to the Black Girl Who Believed She Could...

I quit. Well not like that. But essentially, yes. After damn near ten years of dedicated service to an organization that shall remain nameless – although...