October 21, 2008 This year's historic presidential campaign has given parents repeated opportunities to talk to kids about race. But what are they telling the kids, especially over the past few weeks as the campaign has gotten more intense? And is it a new and tricky topic for most parents?
October 7, 2008 The ongoing financial crisis is posing some opportunities for parents to teach kids about smart money management. Mocha Moms Jolene Ivey, Cheli English-Figaro and Asra Nomani welcome money coach Alvin Hall, author of Show Me the Money, to discuss teaching youngsters how to become financially sound.
September 16, 2008 Several school systems are experimenting with a new incentive to help motivate kids to earn better grades: cash. This week's Mocha Moms Jolene Ivey, Cheli English-Figaro and Nakelia Field weigh pros and cons of cash incentive programs in schools, and discuss whether they can truly be effective at motivating kids to perform better in classroom.
September 2, 2008 Tell Me More continues its coverage of the Republican National Convention with a special edition of the Mocha Moms. Lynda Greene and Renee Amoore, who leads the Pennsylvania Republican Party, explain what the GOP represents for conservative women of color. The moms also discuss news that the party's vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's, unmarried teen-age daughter is pregnant.
August 26, 2008 Just in time for the Democratic National Convention, Working Mother Magazine and Corporate Voices for Working Families take a look at lawmakers who support family friendly employment practices — both in legislation and in their personal workplace. This week's Mocha Moms discuss the personal and political significance of family-friendly practices.
August 19, 2008 The Olympic Games are throwing a spotlight on how elite athletes respond to winning and losing. However, the challenge of good sportsmanship in the face of loss is something that many parents have to confront regularly, whether their children are playing sports, or competing in spelling bees. This week's Mocha Moms discuss teaching kids good sportsmanship, even when they lose.
August 12, 2008 For some, the term "homeschooling" might evoke images of conservative Christian families or isolated rural areas. But according to the National Center for Education Studies, the number of African Americans being home schooled is growing. This week's Mocha Moms discuss the benefits and challenges of home schooling.
April 22, 2008 Obesity is on the rise among children, especially young people of color. The Mocha Moms talk about ways to keep their children at a healthy weight. And chef George Stella, author of George Stella's Livin' Low Carb, offers tips on how to cook healthy and get your kids involved in the process.