Sunburst Flat Rope Twist Bangs with Box Two-Strand Twists #NaturalHair #Hairstyle

This lovely hairstyle is our 2014 school picture 'do and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out. I've already posted our tips for preparing for school photos and did my best to heed my own advice. This look allowed me to get a photo that shows her length while also ensuring that her hair will stayed presentable and out of her face when photo day rolled around ....more

NOW AVAILABLE: Our Book Is Available for Purchase in Print and Kindle Editions

Yay! At long last, we are pleased to announce that our book is now available for purchase! We are offering both print and ebook versions, available via Amazon for your convenience ....more

Braided and Pinned Cornrows with Side Bangs

We're heading into week for with our back-to-school hairstyle and, as promised, I'm posting one more updated look that she'll be wearing to finish off this 'do before we restyle for school photos next weekend. Read more » ...more

Cornrowed Headband: Our Back-to-School Hairstyle Update

Believe it or not, this hairstyle is exactly the same hairstyle that we set for my daughter's back-to-school look a few weeks back. The only difference between that look and this one is in how we styled it. One of the things that I love about styles like these is their versatility ....more

Curled Front Boxed Braids and Staggered Back Cornrows #Hairstyle #Tutorial

You'd think that I had learned my lesson about box braids on long hair when we did a whole head of them this summer and they took forever and a day to remove. Well, I did. Sort of ....more

2014 Back-to-School Round-Up: Hairstyles, Lunches, and More!

It's that time of year again! I can't believe my daughter is starting the 2nd grade this week. When I started this blog back in 2010 she had just started her first year of preschool ....more

Something Big Is in the Works and Coming Soon

We haven't been posting a ton of things this summer, but we have a very good reason why. Read more » ...more

Box Twists with Organic Parts and Front Flat Rope Twists #Hairstyle #NaturalHair

Well. We just finished four weeks of swim lessons and camp and finally removed the box braids that we formed from the first of our summer hairstyles. Now we're moving onto the last of our summer hairstyles ....more

Transitioning a Frohawk Into a More Protective Summer Hairstyle

As I had mentioned in our Frohawk post from Independence Day, my daughter was heading into day camp and swimming for the next four weeks. In order to better protect her hair during the various activities we needed to transition the hairstyle into something more protective. This post covers how we've created three regular hairstyles, and one "crazy" look, based off of the initial starting frohawk from a few weeks back ....more

Movie Review Resource for Parents and Families Touched by Adoption

As silly as it may seem, considering why I started this blog four years ago, the majority of our readership is not adoptive parents. So when it comes to adoption-specific information it's becoming increasingly difficult to weed through what we share and what is already "out there" for people to find via other resources. However, I'm a huge fan of the arts, and movies are no exception ....more