Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman

Khadijah is a writer, college professor,  performance artist and home-schooling mom to a 'tween. Follow on Twitter @KhadijahOnline.

3 Tips to Homeschool Better

Homeschooling my daughter reminds me a lot of the early...more

Homeschooling A Creative

 So, I’ve gone back and forth trying to decide whether to start a new blog about my foray into homeschooling. Alas, I thought about the 5+ blogs I am either managing solely or contributing to and I nixed the idea immediately. I am also going to be helping my daughter run her blog that will be up and running soon at http://www.thathappyhomeschooler.blogspot.com. So, I am going to just settle on posting every now and again on my experiences as a homeschooling mom....more

Jay-Z & Tyler Perry--More In Common Than Realized

You know I thug 'em, f$#@! 'em, love 'em, leave 'em Cause I don't f#@!n' need 'em Take 'em out the hood Keep 'em looking good But I don't f#@!n' feed em First time they fuss I'm breezin' Talking 'bout what's the reasons I'm a pimp in every sense of the word, bitch--------------------...more

Choose Friends Wisely & Hide Your Food

Children who beg for your food when they see you eating (even though they had food in front of them), always irked me. Somehow, I always reasoned, they had no one around to tell them that was rude and made folks uncomfortable. I'm not talking about a hungry kid who has no food. I'm talking about the child who sees what you have and wants it for themselves even though they have something in front of them that is theirs. When my own daughter does this, I tell her she can have some after I've eaten all that I was going to eat....more

"Don't be friends with mean people."' Oh, man. If only that worked!

This is tough stuff. Even ...more

I Heart BlogHer '10

I've been home for only a couple of hours since returning from New York, but I wanted to get to typing and sharing about this weekend before I forgot anything. I had an absolutely amazing time. Shame on me for not knowing the wonder that is the BlogHer conference. The BlogHer conference is everything that I envisioned a gathering of smart, articulate and progressive women to be. Granted, there is a disproportionate number of women of color who attend in comparison to those who blog, but I know that the organizers work each year in building the presence of women of color....more

My Divine Relationship with Social Media

I got online as a blogger for the first time in 2003 when I became a Mommy to the world's most divine little girl. I created a profile on iParenting and an assortment of other websites that offered free blogging space and I blogged (seemingly day and night) about the wonders of motherhood. From the mundane "Look at my baby, she is yawning sooo cute" to the emotional "My daughter has created a new life purpose for me on this earth", my blogs outed me as a writer and an emotional and often conflicted mother. I loved it. ...more