5 Resources To Help Teach Your Children About Black History

(image: The Grio)

(image: The Grio)

by:  We Rise and Shine

Black History Month is here and most grade school curriculums include lesson plans which enlighten students to the achievements, discoveries and history of African Americans.  Due to the richness of black culture and history, it is important that the education starts at home and extends throughout the year.  If you're looking for some resources to aid you in your teachings, here are a few great resources:

1.  Because of Them We Can 

2.  10 Books For Black History Month For Middle Grade Readers 

3.  A Kid's Guide to African American History: More than 70 Activities (A  Kid's Guide series) 

4.  Black History Month Worksheets and Printables 

5. Celebrate Your Family Tree


How To Be More Efficient While Working From Home

by: We Rise and Shine

Most of people understand how challenging it can be to focus while working from home.  There are so many distractions including your bed, television, family, friends, the internet...you name it.    If you're looking for ways to be more productive in the comforts of your home office (even if your office is just the kitchen table) please watch this video from Fast Company:


Take Care Of You First!

by: We Rise & Shine

You always have to remember to take care of you first and foremost. Because when you stop taking care of yourself, you get out of balance and you really forget how to take care of others.
— Jada Pinkett-Smith

Motherhood requires a lot of love, patience and sacrifice to support and uphold your family.  During this journey, a lot of mothers tend to forget about themselves.  Watch this awesome conversation between Jada Pinkett-Smith, her mother and daughter, Willow, about taking caring of yourself first.  Very important messages for mothers and anybody.