Eva's Blog

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Eva Greene Wilson is an award winning Caribbean parenting blogger, author, Creative Director for the family IT firm, wife, and homeschooling mother of three. She started her blog, SocaMom.com in 2011. Her writing has been featured on BlogHer, Outlish.com, and in print in b3 Caribbean Magazine. She started writing on her second blog, EvaLoves.com in 2013. Sound like a lot? It is. She also enjoys long walks on the beach, but only has time for short ones.

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Caribbean Parenting blog by Eva Greene-Wilson. Caribbean Restaurant Guide. Resources for Caribbean parents. Movie, book, and product reviews. Forum and community. Guest Bloggers.
  1. We Have Made Some Upgrades - We're Moving!

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    After 5 years and nearly 1000 posts, we are moving to a new, faster, more mobile friendly website!  We have thousands of resources, articles, photos, and downloads to move, as well as new things to add, but we are getting it done! As we make the transition, you will be able to find the content in two places - on the old site and on the new one - but we expect to be fully migrated by the end of the year.  Please update your bookmarks, and be sure to click on "view on our new mobile friendly site" before you share. We want to be sure that everyone that you invite to the website gets the most up to date version.

    Click here to visit the new website!

  2. Inspired Mobility: Finding Inspiration Amid the Chaos

    The past several days have been rough on all of us. Not just people of color – all of us. First, video of the Alton Brown shooting started to circulate. I decided not to watch. But social media… Facebook and Twitter both autoplay videos, and soon enough, I saw a man pinned to the ground and shot in the back several times. My spirit still hadn’t gotten over the Fruitvale movie that I saw at a screening at Blogging While Brown a few years ago in New York.

    I wasn’t ready.

    Read more on our new mobile friendly website.

    This post is part of a conversation sponsored by AT&T and I was compensated.  All opinions are my own.

  3. Decorating My College Bound Teen's Small Space with #AtHomeStores

    This is Evan. Today is his birthday, and is just about ready to go to college. He has one more year of sharing a room with his brother, but neither one can wait for the transition. In this video, he talks about his goals for personalizing his space.

    (Watch the short version of the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTCu4QAR_3A)

    In light of recent events, celebrating my oldest son’s birthday is hard, but not in the way that I expected it to be.He is my first kid, my baby boy, and I get nostalgic on birthdays. I remember how much I loved his little feet, and how we called him "happy head" because when he'd smile, his whole head seemed to smile. Celebrating his life, when there had been so much loss on and around his birthday was difficult.  I’m happy my son will see another year, sad that other mothers' sons won't. Evan is the one who would be giving extra graham crackers to kids at lunch time like Philando Castile. I can't imagine what these moms are feeling.

    As we sang and danced in the car, he says, “This doesn’t feel right – singing and dancing and having fun while people are dying.” I think my husband said it best when he said that now there's even more of a reason to celebrate life and to be happy. When someone wants to steal from you, you protect what’s yours. When the world is trying its best to steal your happiness, you guard that, you cherish that, you protect it with everything you have.  Evan deserves to enjoy his birthday, just like those who won’t live to see theirs.

  4. I AM a Caribbean Mom: Jewelry Designer Kamilah Campbell

    Since I have been a blogger, I have had the opportunity to connect online with business owners and bloggers from all over the Caribbean. You may remember seeing Kamilah Campbell’s work in our Caribbean Gift Guide from Christmas time last year. She is the jewelry designer and owner of The Pink Locket, a handmade jewelry business based outside of Atlanta. We have shared her professional side with you, and I am glad to share a more personal side of Kamilah with this interview.

    Socamom: Tell us about yourself, Kamilah!

    Kamilah: I was born in Kingston, Jamaica and immigrated to the United States when I was about two years old.  I grew up in both Stamford, CT and Bronx, NY.  I attended the University of Connecticut for undergrad and later Metropolitan College of New York where I received my MBA.   I am a wife and mother of 3 boys, and we currently live in Douglasville, GA (right outside downtown Atlanta).

    Socamom: What is it about being a Caribbean mom that makes you different from American parents?

    Kamilah: There's definitely a strong sense of cultural awareness that I pass along to my kids when I compare myself to my fellow American mothers, whether it's the music, food or just specific sayings.

    Socamom: When did your children realize that you were different from the other moms?

    Kamilah: I believe it was when I said something to them in Jamaican patois.  My four year old loves to say "Geesam Peas" when something goes wrong.  I realized I may have said it way too many times around him.  Also, there are just certain things in a Caribbean household that are just mandatory, and that you pass on to your kids.  For instance, my boys couldn't understand why we clean the house every weekend.  As they've gotten older I've eased up a bit. They may miss a week or so.

  5. Get to Know Caribbean Mom, Chef, and Community Creator Deborah Lynch Burchell

    Photo by Bryan Burchell

    You never know how tough you can be. This dream chaser and community maker prides herself on being resilient and focused on achieving her goals. Deborah Lynch Burchell has created two communities – one for food bloggers and one for chefs and diners.  This mother of nine, and two step-daughters, hosts dinner parties and cooking classes, and is active on social media. Meet Deborah, Trinidadian chef and business owner.

    Socamom: Tell us about yourself Deborah.

    Deborah: I am a Trini to the bone. I was born and raised in a small Indian village in Trinidad to a half Vincentian Mother and a father who was a real pot of callaloo, meaning he was a mixture of a lot of different races. I currently reside in New York and run my own Caribbean catering and food delivery business. I'm also a traveling chef who hosts dinner parties and cooking classes.

    Socamom: What is it about being a Caribbean mom that makes you different from parents from America?

    Deborah: I was very consistent with my kids, they were not allowed to sleep over at their friends’ houses a lot, and they had chores. The bed had to be made before they left the house, and no dirty dishes in the sink overnight.

    Socamom: Tell us about a time that your children realized that their mom was different from other moms.

    Deborah: My kids realized I was different when they had a bake sale in school and I brought pholourie with tamarind sauce to the school when all the other parents brought cupcakes, donuts, and cookies!