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Friday Frazzle: I Love My Hair! A Book Review of a Melanin Inspired Birthday Gift

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Hi everyone. Today's Friday Frazzle is a book review for an amazing birthday gift Honeybee received on her 4th birthday. So, I am ALL about teaching my daughter to be comfortable in her skin and to embrace every beautiful part of her including her beautiful 4c hair. She knows that Mommy has a huge bag filled with wide tooth combs, leave in conditioner, shampoos, hair bands, etc. all for her hair. She sometimes asks me "Mommy, is my hair pretty" and even on the days it absolutely wants to be diva and not play, I assure her that her hair is indeed pretty.

That's why I was so excited about the "Hair Training" episode from Sesame Street and the reason I was that much more excited at the book my cousin (Honeybee's sitter) chose for Honeybee's birthday. I Love My Hair! authored by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley and illustrated by E. B. Lewis.

The book discusses how every evening a little girl names Keyana sits between her mother's legs while her mother combs her hair and oils her scalp with coconut oil.  My Honeybee related immediately, especially the part where sometimes it may hurt when there is a snag or tangle.  (Incidentally, I love Shea Moisture Kids Extra-Moisturizer Detangler, Coconut & Hibiscus,)

Affirmations: My "In Love" Moment with Sesame Street

When I was a little girl, my great grandmother would allow my cousin and I to sit and watch Sesame Street in the afternoons.  We learned ABCs, counted numbers, sang songs, and learned so many lessons from Elmo and Big Bird.  As we got older, the lessons that were taught in school seemed to mirror or support a lot of those concepts and I learned that Sesame Street was a pretty cool show.

Fast forward to 2018 where I have two little girls and a not-so-little boy and I found myself looking to Sesame Street again for additional lessons.  I have always taught my children that they are beautiful.  Not because of their outward appearance, but because of their hearts and the way their hearts love so freely.  I have also taught them that they are beautiful because of their uniqueness.  No one in the world can do exactly what they do the exact way they do it.  God created them special.