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  This trip was a complete surprise for the kids. We had just told the kids that we were going to Hawaii some hours earlier, and then there we were, landing in Honolulu.  We were all pretty...
  Homeschooling through high school is a major accomplishment for the whole family, and it should be celebrated. You don’t have to order a cap and gown, or even a diploma, but a party of some...
  Ever since we joined the Disney Vacation Club about six years ago, my husband has had his eye on the Aulani Resort in Kapolei, Hawaii.  I, of course, am a Hilton Head Island Resort fan, and...
Vieques is a very relaxed place.  There’s no fast food, no big shopping malls, and no over the top resorts, so if your kids are expecting Disney World or a place with life-sized cartoon...
People are always protesting something in DC. My kids have been stopped by a woman on the street who told them to thank me for not killing them. True story. My kids have been asked to sign...
When I had my first son, most of my friends didn't have children.  I was twenty-four, and only a few years out of college.  My friends were building their careers, and I was a struggling single...
The last entry I did was Day Five: Surprise. Knowing me, it is quite possible that I just quit after day five, right? Well I didn't. I have been sharing my progress over on Instagram through my...
The most shocking thing that has happened in the last five days happened to us at lunch time today. Today's lunch was supposed to be leftovers, but they loved the stew from day four so much that...
I don't share as much on Instagram as I used to. I say everything I have to say in my Instagram stories (you should definitely follow those - @socamom), but there are some amazing Caribbean moms...
Every Thursday, I host a Lunch and Learn chat on Twitter with the hashtag #LunchWithSocamom. During one chat, I shared my best tips for self publishing your book. Here they are... Feel free to...
When I decided to be a Caribbean parenting blogger many moons ago, I got a lot of questions like... "what IS that exactly" and "why" but I did what I was passionate about, and I have been able...
Ever since I started blogging, I have had friends and family members ask me how to do it.  How do you “blog?” There’s a lot to it, but here are ten things that you should ask yourself before you...
What's Next for Wakanda? While Black Panther has shattered opening weekend records, and is still breaking records daily, I am still planning my next viewing. Many of my friends and family have...
A friend of mine asked me once why I never talk about religion specifically on my blog. I have a whole host of reasons, but the main one is that people seem to lose their minds when you mention...
You all know that there is a special place in my heart for all things Tobago. My father's family is from Tobago, and I did a mini-documentary on his journey from Tobago to the United States for...
I asked two of Radial's co-founders to share a list of 17 of the top songs of 2017, and while it was hard to narrow it down, they did it! We talked about their choices with soca fans from all...
On September 23rd, I posted this on the SocaMom facebook page: I haven't written much about the hurricanes. I have always been that person who watches and listens before saying anything......
Each year that I attend the Social Media on the Sand Conference, I pack an extra backpack of school supplies for Pack for a Purpose, an initiative of the Sandals Foundation. This year, after...
  Viral video stars come and go, but Crispin Michael Booker of the now famous "Subway Brag" isn't going anywhere.  Since he "bragged" about his accomplishments and his plans to give back have...
I couldn't imagine my life without sports. While I wasn't particularly good at the myriad of sports that I tried (basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, horseback riding, or swimming), I was...
Illustrations by Megan Kayleigh Sullivan. This post contains affiliate links. We all know the power of the Caribbean auntie, right? Right.  The Caribbean aunt, also called “Tantie” depending...
As we get ready for the Anancy Festival here in Washington, DC, we answer the question, "Who or what is Anancy?" New to Anancy? Get to know Anancy with these 10 books! Click here to register...
We want you! You are invited to join the Caribbean Book Club on Facebook.  We read books about the Caribbean or by Caribbean authors, and discuss them in the group, on Google hangouts, or on...
June is Caribbean American Heritage month, and the Caribbean Book Club is reading Lauren Francis-Sharma's 'Til the Well Runs Dry. Join the Caribbean Book Club to find out how you can join the...
We want our kids to have every advantage when it comes to their education, and these days, technology is one of the things that closes the gap between good and great.  I have a college student...
  Are you addicted to your smart phone? Are you reading this on your smart phone? We use our phones for pretty much everything these days, and this is especially true for people who have family...
6 Free Apps and Websites Homeschooling Families Can Use Every Day
 We homeschool as a family, so we use apps and websites that help all of us learn, parents included.  Finding curriculum can be challenging, but we have found several online and mobile tools to...
This is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own. I can’t believe that it is back to school time again!  My husband just reminded me that I needed to prepare my mind for school....
This is Li'l Bit.  She's outgrown my blog, and she has her own video series in the works, but in the meantime, this is how we celebrated National Lipstick Day. We didn't make it to Kiddies...
Rainbow Box Braids - Copyright Eva Greene Wilson for SocaMom®
My daughter wanted hair like a magical pony. Rainbow Dash of My Little Pony to be exact.  I spent 18 hours of my life granting her wish. When it comes to hair, I have been about as conservative...
This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. My Li’l Bit is a planner.  She always has been.  Clothes are...
I am proud to partner with Dove™ Hair  in this sponsored post as part of their social mission to empower mothers to be leaders in their daughter’s hair confidence by teaching them how to love...
My kids are HUGE fans of Winnie the Pooh, so when we were invited to a pre-screening this week I knew everyone would be all in. Everyone still gets emotional at the Tigger Movie, and after...
Can you imagine what it is like to be born to be a sidekick? I had to really think about that a few days ago. If you have ever been support staff, you know that your skills are just as important...
Sometimes you just need a minute.  When I was given the opportunity to see Ant-Man and The Wasp last week, I jumped at it. Not because I had been waiting since the last Ant-Man movie (because I...
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I see a TON of new movies. Studios just always seem to save the best for last. When I was invited to watch and review Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I was pretty...
I'm not sure how many Paddington superfans there are out there, but when I was a kid, I was most surely one.  I had a whole collection of the classic books, and my mom used to tell me how all...
When I was a kid, I had the knockoff version of Legos (they don't sell them anymore). My mom got me those, and got my brother Legos because they weren't compatible and she figured that it would...
  I have the perfect giveaway for the mom, dad, auntie or uncle who owes one of their favorite little ones a night on the town! In the comments, tell me what you are hoping to get as a gift...
Are you ready for the new animated film from Warner Bros.? I know you are. Guess what? I was given tickets for you to see it before it hits theaters on September 23rd! Add a...
  Can't make it to NYC for Carnival this Labor Day? No worries. You can immerse yourself in Caribbean culture a little closer to home in Washington, DC at the 7th annual Carifesta. Carifesta is...
When I received an invitation to this brunch from Jamaican American Rice & Rocks Author, Sandra L. Richards, I knew it was going to be special.  She is the winner of numerous book awards...
My parents attended Howard, an HBCU (Historically Black College or University), but unlike most Bison, they were coming into school at the age that most people were starting on advanced...
Nails, hairdo, fresh cut, outfit, getting selfie ready... partying is time consuming, but the right one can be worth everything you did to prepare. Beyond the daily soca dance parties with the...
There have been requests for more nail art tutorials, and so while I was doing my daughter's Saturday manicure, I turned on the camera and made this quick tutorial.  Check it out, share, and if...
As the school year approaches I am deep into planning what we will do for fun this year. I have a few things in store, but I am pretty sure we will revisit a few of out favorites. Check out my...
When I was a tween, my mom taught me to tie dye. We went to the laundry aisle and bought the dye powder, came home, wrapped up the shirts in rubber bands, boiled water, dropped in the powder,...
This step by step tutorial shows you how to make a spider plush toy. It includes a video and photos and is perfect for a young reader who loves Anancy. Add a comment Click here to...
My daughter took over Caribbean American Heritage month for me this year, and I have to say, she did a wonderful job. This Caribbean American Heritage Month went by so fast. It is a very...
My cousin is a genius in the kitchen. She teaches me so much stuff every time I visit.  When I was over at her house a few Christmases ago, the food was taking a while (good food always does),...
The kids and I make cookies on my days off.  It is usually a sugar cookie or something simple, but today is different. Today, I finished my last exam for the semester, and we hit the grocery...
I LOVE Trinidadian food, but I don't cook it on a regular basis. It's not that its hard or anything like that, but my family does it so much better than I do. I occasionally make bake and...
Please read.  As a community, we have to be ever vigilant when changes are made to the existing immigration laws.  While you may feel that this does not apply to you directly, it may affect your...
Far be it from me, a regular old American, to tell the first African American President of the United States what he “must” do, but we are a nation in crisis here. With all of the firsts that...
  Yesterday the unthinkable happened. No I’m not talking about president-elect Trump’s unexpected and much lamented win. Yes, we missed out on making history by electing the first woman as...