Eva Wilson

I am a wife, homeschooling mom, and daily blogger, who works as a creative director in the family consulting firm - outside of the home. I interesting date nights with my husband, spending time with the kids.... and... um... long walks on the beach.  No really, my family is from the Caribbean so any time I can get a reasonably long walk on a beach - I'll take it.

Does My Child Have to Be Better Because She's Black?

I've had teachers say it to me. Lots of my mentors said it. Once, a supervisor at work mentioned it. I've overheard folks telling their own children, educators telling other people's kids, and I'm sure that I've even said it a time or two in my years of teaching. ...more
I have let my kids know that the expectations that the world has for them are pretty low, so I ...more

I Don't Want To Get Married... Deal With It!

“Who doesn’t want to get married?”...more
I'm late.    Marriage really is what you make it. I looked at my parents marriage, and said very ...more

We Could All Use a Little Credit. Write? Right.

Hey! I love your blog... Do you take credit? If you said yes, I promise you, you're not a sucker.  I'll tell you why......more
Gina I remember that feeling about six months in.... I was like, wait. This can't be it. This is ...more

On Naming: What Do You Call Grandma?

My friends ask me what will I be called? In the new-fangled family of which I am a part. I will simply be Grand Mommy. He has a Nana and a Grand Mommy B. I will be more than content with an open and joyful relationship over time. While I say it does not matter “what” he calls me, I don’t think I would fancy being called Patricia. ...more
I only knew one of my grandparents, and she was granny - that was it. She was cool with that, ...more

Comedy, Education, Mayhem and Mimosas: When Blogging Conference Networking Goes Right

Shai: Where is everybody? We start in 5 minutes.Eva: I don't know, but I do know that Rae can stop liking these statuses on Facebook and log on already.... wait, she didn't get the invitation. Let me send that again.Shai: I have my wine ready. I wonder what Tanisha is drinking. *pours wine*Eva: Oh, there they are.Tanisha: I was here and waiting for the last like 20 minutes. I didn't know what happened. *sips wine*...more
@GinaMcCauley See you there! :)more

After Quvenzhane, Michelle and Beyonce: Why Black Girls Need "The Talk"

For the last couple of months, I’ve been helping out a friend by occasionally babysitting her four-year-old daughter, who was adopted from Ethiopia. My friend, who is white, is a single mother and a teacher and has made considerable efforts to make her daughter aware of her ethnicity, but I can’t help but fear for the trials and tribulations this little girl will endure when she gets older. She is a remarkably beautiful and sweet little kid, and I find myself treating her differently from how I treat my our-year-old niece and my nephews....more
I had two black parents and they told me I was beautiful and smart - but didn't really warn me ...more

Dear Racists, Was the Volkswagen Commercial YOUR Idea or What?

Dear Racists, Apparently, this Volkswagen commercial from the Super Bowl was indeed racist. Please tell us if this is some of your racist handiwork, or even something you would use to spread your racism. ...more
@ngsamuels  @Jessikerbakes Yeah - the sticky bun line had me cracking up.  Let that be a Trini ...more

Dear Racists, Was the Volkswagen Commercial YOUR Idea or What?

Dear Racists, Apparently, this Volkswagen commercial from the Super Bowl was indeed racist. Please tell us if this is some of your racist handiwork, or even something you would use to spread your racism. ...more
@KarenLynnn There are plenty. I'd be willing to bet there could be a white Jamaican who was ...more

Dear Racists, Was the Volkswagen Commercial YOUR Idea or What?

Dear Racists, Apparently, this Volkswagen commercial from the Super Bowl was indeed racist. Please tell us if this is some of your racist handiwork, or even something you would use to spread your racism. ...more
@suzihileman People aren't allowed to be happy anymore! There's so much more in the world to ...more

Dear Racists, Was the Volkswagen Commercial YOUR Idea or What?

Dear Racists, Apparently, this Volkswagen commercial from the Super Bowl was indeed racist. Please tell us if this is some of your racist handiwork, or even something you would use to spread your racism. ...more
@Jessikerbakes did you see the interview that the Jamaica Gleaner did with local Jamaicans after ...more