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Sa'iyda Shabazz

Parenting Writer

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About Sa'iyda

Sa'iyda Shabazz is a writer and mother to one. She can often be found in her apartment writing into the wee hours and trying to read a book in peace. She is a staff writer for ScaryMommy, and writes for several other parenting sites. Her work has also been featured in The New York Times and the Washington Post.

Background Experience

  • B.A., Theater, Emerson College 

FamilyEducation Area of Expertise 

Sa'iyda is one of FamilyEducation's writers. She covers all topics relating to parenting and pregnancy.

  • Baby Names, Choosing a Name

    Here’s a list of 75 baby girl names inspired by mermaids, the sea and everything in between.

  • Baby Names, Choosing a Name

    There are hundreds of girls' names that end with ‘a.’ Here are 101 of our favorites.

  • Baby Names, Choosing a Name

    If you’re passionate about automobiles, a car-inspired name for your baby boy might be the perfect solution. Here are 75 car names for boys that are sure to give your baby boy a unique spin.

  • Baby Names, Choosing a Name

    The Victorian era is known as a time of elegance and properness, and many of the names of that time are still used and popular today. Here are 75 of our favorite Victorian girl names.

  • Entertainment and Activities, Movies

    Kids like to watch the same thing over and over again. If you can convince them to try something new, why not introduce them to a movie from your own childhood? These are just 10 of our favorite childhood movies that are now available for streaming to share with our kids.

  • Baby Names, Choosing a Name, Naming Trends

    If you like all things witchy, dark, and maybe a little gothic, this is the list of dark and beautiful baby girl names for you.

  • Baby Names, Popular Names, Choosing a Name

    We've gathered all of our data and have wrapped up the top baby names and trends we saw in 2019, and what will be popular and fall to the wayside in 2020.

  • Entertainment and Activities, Holidays

    Now that she's officially a teenager her Christmas gift list may look very different. No more toys, now it's more about the trends. Here are eight holiday gift ideas your 13-year-old girl is sure to love.

  • Entertainment and Activities, Holidays, Thanksgiving

    As we get older and our lives start to change, so do our holiday parties. Lots of things about Friendsgiving will change when your friends start having kids, but here are our top tips for keeping kids happy and entertained at your 2019 Friendsgiving celebration.

  • Baby Names, Choosing a Name, Popular Names

    We all want our children to be successful, but studies show that choosing the right name for your baby may be the first step. Here are the most successful girl and boy names.

  • Kids, Behavior and Discipline

    It’s important to note that while they may look similar, temper tantrums and sensory meltdowns are fundamentally different.Dr. Fran Walfish, Beverly Hills family and relationship psychotherapist, breaks down the key differences.

  • Baby Names, Choosing a Name

    While you have over 100 options to chose from, these are 15 Harry Potter inspired baby names just for you (all chosen from the list of "good" characters).

  • Baby Names, Choosing a Name

    The top baby names in England and Wales will soon make their way over to the US. Here are top predictions for which British baby names will rise in popularity over the next year or so.

  • Teens, Teen Social Development

    It's normal for your teen to feel anxious or worried about starting college in the fall. No matter how exciting this time is, it also comes with the unknown. Here's what you can do as a parent to ease your teen's worries and fears.

  • Family Life, Managing Your Home, Home Improvements and Maintenance

    If you’re looking for some fun and relatively inexpensive storage options for small spaces, here are a few of our favorite options.

  • Kids, Behavior and Discipline

    We don't always need to feel guilty for our parenting decisions, and sometimes we need to do what we need to do. One mom gets real about the struggles of dining out at restaurants with small children.

  • Pregnancy, Preparing for Baby, Pregnant Life

    Trying to find clothing that will carry you through your entire pregnancy (plus postpartum if you’re lucky) can be a challenge, but so worth it. These are the wardrobe staples every mom-to-be should have her in closet.

  • Baby Names, Choosing a Name

    Looking down the list, there’s a very good chance that you’ve never heard of most of these names. They are definitely unique, but not absurd. Plus, there's a mix of names for boys and girls, but also plenty of gender-neutral names as well.

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