Vivian Green has excellent advice whether you’re managing care for your child, spouse or parent.  Do your own research and trust your instincts. Read Erickka Sy Savané’s article here.


Building a Global Eco-Design Collaboration With Indigenous Communities 

Gallery talk Saturday, November 28, 2015 7:00-8:00 pm
Artomatic Education Room 3 8100 Corporate Dr., Hyattsville, MD 20785

Creative nomad, designer and educator, Tereneh Mosley of Idia’Dega: Elegant Ethical Apparel , is on a crowdfunded odyssey, connecting Indigenous artisans in Africa and USA, one bead at a time. Moving throughout traditionally Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) land in the Northeastern US, she’s connecting the vibrant community of Native American artisans with Kenya’s Maasai in a ground breaking partnership.

In the words of Mathew Lesko she’s “having the time of her life bringing these cultures together and showing them how to use capitalism to support themselves.”
Her journey brings her to Washington, DC November 28 to visit cultural institutions and discuss this global eco-design collaboration, building a new fashion system and challenging the notion of appropriation/inspiration. Meet Tereneh Mosley and join the conversation at Artomatic.

Links for more information
Idia’Dega website –
Mathew Lesko Interview –
Indiegogo Campaign –
Artomatic –


Mama Love Project @ Artomatic 2015!

I’m showing a few photos from the Mama Love Project at ARTOMATIC. Opening night is Friday, October 30. I’m in room 7-066 on the 4th floor. Please come and bring 10 or so of your best friends. You’ll have a blast.
This building has the best parking of any Artomatic so far. I haven’t seen the dance, music, film and workshop schedule yet but there will be plenty to experience so make several visits to take it all in.  No need for a sitter.  Bring the kids!  Don’t forgot to bring your friends!! There’s plenty of space for all.

Artomatic 2015 (Click here for website)
8100 Corporate Dr
Hyattsville, MD 20785
October 30 – December 12
Opening Celebration 10/30/15
Wednesdays & Thursdays:
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
11:00 AM – 12:00 midnight
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays


Michelle & Dakota

Michelle & Dakota

I have been a mother for most of my adult life, and each child has made me a stronger, more beautiful woman. The oldest is my inspiration; the middle has given me spirituality; and the youngest has given me youth. Being their mother brings me closer to my true self.

Michelle & Dakota

Final week of NIH exhibit

Friday, July 11 is the last day to see Mama Love photos exhibited at NIH’s Hatfield Clinical Center. Be sure to have ID for all visitors. Use the West Drive entrance between 6 am and 10 pm. It’s much faster than the main campus entrance.

The National Institutes of Health, Hatfield Clinical Center
Go to for important visitor information and directions.
The National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

Hatfield Clinical Center
Building 10
10 Center Drive MSC 1352 Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Click here to see the rest of the photos.

Have a Revolution

Lydia & Bayé-Jakada
Nikki Giovanni once wrote “then I awoke and dug that if I dreamed natural dreams of being a natural woman doing what a woman does when she’s natural, I would have a revolution.” Giovanni’s poem Revolutionary Dreams best describes my experience as a mother; my own personal revolution. Like others, I wanted to change the world, stop hunger, stop crime… start a revolution to better the world. But then I became a mother and I realized that being a mother is the most natural and revolutionary thing I could have ever done!
Lydia & Bayé-Jakada



Motherhood is the most unexpected, challenging, yet ever-so rewarding experience of my life.
Ayanna, Amari & Anaya

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