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

Frohawk with Side Flat Coils and Cornrowed Border

Finally, at long-last my daughter gets to have the frohawk that she's been begging for this past year, and just in time for this year's Fros on the Fourth! This is the second of three hairstyles that she's requested for her "summer" styles (i.e., fun things that she wanted to try and/or can't wear during the school year). As I mentioned in our preview photo posted on Instagram and Facebook, she was so excited about this look she kept asking to look in a mirror every time I finished a row! ...more

Finishing Yarn Extensions or Wraps by Burning the Ends {Video}

Many have asked for our technique for burning the ends of yarn extensions. The video below specifically illustrates exactly that. Please make sure that no hair is present in the ends of the extensions or wraps so as to not burn your child's hair ....more

Short Yarn Crochet Twists with Bangs and Protected Edges {Tutorial}

Yarn extensions are always a summer favourite for my daughter because she loves the fact that we don't style every weekend and that she can have a bit of coloured yarn added. However, my daughter's hair is fairly long (midback right now) so yarn extensions usually need to be that length (or longer if we're burning the ends or adding beads), which poses a problem when trying to fit all of the yarn under a swim cap. This year she wanted to try something new ....more

"Dads Doing 'Do's" : Celebrating Dads Who Care for Hair, Father's Day 2014 #FathersDay #NaturalHair

This is the first year we've done a Father's Day feature and I have to thank everyone who sent in photos and making it a huge success! Piggybacking on our "Mama and Me" Mother's Day post, this year we're honouring fathers who participate in caring for their kids' hair. Haircare is very often a team effort and these dads have really stepped up! ...more

Side Flat Rope Twists with Box Twist-Out #NaturalHair

It's the end of the school year for us, so this was the last school-friendly hairstyle before summer vacation. We needed it to pull double-duty; it had to function for my daughter's piano recital as well as last the week for school, but we didn't want anything too fussy. In addition, we wanted to do something relatively simple so that when we restyle the next week for her "fun" summer hairstyle it wouldn't be a wasted effort ....more