Serena’s Lesson: Assertiveness is NOT Aggression

Serena Williams is undeniably the ultimate athlete — across both genders. The number of tournaments she has won speaks to her athleticism alone, and she has done this with grace and not a lot of fan fare…until recently. For those of you who missed the US Open this past weekend, you missed an amazing performance of resiliency, assertiveness, and courage that sent chills down my spine.  Serena has come under fire for challenging the umpire and standing her ground after being accused of cheating, breaking her racket, calling the umpire a “thief” and having a game taken away from her as a Read More

Making Lemonade: My Fertility Journey

In May and June, children and spouses / significant others celebrate parenthood, showering moms and dads with (hopefully) wonderful gifts of appreciation for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. It is a wonderful season for parents and soon-to-be parents. But for those who may be struggling with conceiving children, it can be a season of considerable sadness.  Many of you know that I make a concerted effort to keep myself out of the Uncle Funky’s Daughter limelight, and that my personal life remains — well, personal. But infertility is a subject that affects so many couples today; and yet, because it’s Read More

5 Tips for a Tear-Free Morning Hair Routine

When it comes to managing natural hair on your little princess, it is absolutely essential to have the right tools and techniques.Many moms quickly discover that you must tame your daughter’s tresses the night before, or be prepared to put a little extra time in during the morning routine. One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is, “What can I do about dry, brittle hair?” This is a big issue for most naturalistas, as natural hair has a tendency to be drier than most textures. After years of styling my natural tresses and those of my three girls, I’ve Read More