SocaMom.com, is an award winning website for Caribbean parents. Eva graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Carolina A&T State University with a degree in Marketing. She has been writing and telling stories since she was a child and has used her talent as a storyteller to entertain and educate the readers of her blog since 2011. Eva's work has been featured on BlogHer.com, and republished in print and online in b3 Caribbean Magazine and online in Outlish Magazine. In 2012, this busy wife and mother was honored with two Black Weblog Awards, Best New Blog and Best Parenting Blog. She sponsors two offline groups for Caribbean parents in Washington, DC and Brooklyn, NY, and hosts the annual Anancy Festival in Washington, DC with the Institute for Caribbean Studies.
"I think every culture has a different way of thinking about parenthood. How we raise children varies from region to region, and even from island to island. One of the reasons I created SocaMom was so that Caribbean moms would have a place to talk about the similarities in how they were raised, the changes they are making, if any, in raising their own children, as well as talk about differences in island cultures and family experiences. Many of our readers are from the United States with no connection to the Caribbean, and SocaMom serves as a reminder that we all are fundamentally the same, with many of the same concerns about raising our kids, from anxiety over rashes to helping them apply for college scholarships. I think that adding the Caribbean perspective helps Caribbean moms to see that they are not alone, and non-Caribbean moms to see that we aren’t so different."
In Anancy’s Family Reunion, Anancy has been up to his old tricks, but a visit from family will change everything – or will it? This new and imaginative take on Anancy folklore will reintroduce a new generation of children to a character deeply rooted in African and Caribbean oral tradition.
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