Category: Seriousness

TikTok Safety Tips for Parents

TikTok Safety Tips for Parents
TikTok is an extremely popular social media platform used by people of all ages, but it’s definitely a favorite among tweens and teens. As parents, we must monitor our children’s social media engagement closely. While TikTok consists of tons of fun video content and viral challenges, there are still comment and direct messaging capabilities, which... Read more »

Rumored Illinois Bill may deem fatherless children ineligible for birth certificates

Rumored Illinois Bill may deem fatherless children ineligible for birth certificates
Until today, I was under the impression that a birth certificate was something every child was given as a result of birth. I have one, my parents have them, my child has one as well. I can’t say I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t have one. This may soon not be the case in Illinois... Read more »

Working too hard is a habit I need to break

Working too hard is a habit I need to break
I haven’t written a post here in a while. Not because I have nothing to say, but because my gig that pays all the bills often keeps me too busy. At times, it keeps me too occupied to make a little extra money on the side. At this very moment, this habit is keeping me... Read more »
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Play your part, Bully Prevention Starts at Home

Play your part, Bully Prevention Starts at Home
I’ve been meaning to write a post about bully prevention in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month. I saw a video this morning from Fox 2 Detroit that captured a few adults playing their part, to prevent a young girl from being bullied is what inspired me to get it done. In the video, what... Read more »

What #BlackGirlMagic means for our daughters

What #BlackGirlMagic means for our daughters
Last night was an amazing time to be a Black woman, or woman of color in general. Not one, or two, but three Black women walked away with awards. One of them, even made history by being the first African American woman to win in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. All... Read more »

The "5 before September 1st" rule is stressing me out

The "5 before September 1st" rule is stressing me out
Go-2-baby is almost four this year, which means it’s definitely time for school. I’ve visited preschools in hopes that I’ll find one that can guarantee her a slot in Kindergarten for next year. This might sound crazy, but I’ve been stressing over this since  she was born. Illinois, like many other states require children to... Read more »
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Hey ladies, can we NOT act like "baby mama's" in 2015?

I’ve drafted a post on this topic at least twice this year, but never finished it out of concern that I’d ruffle too many feathers. I’ve mentioned before that I strongly dislike the terms “baby mama” and “baby daddy.” I actually cringe whenever someone feels the need to refer to me as such, especially since... Read more »

Officer Friendly vs. Stranger Danger: How we teach our children about the police

Officer Friendly vs. Stranger Danger: How we teach our children about the police
When I was growing up, my perception of the police was mainly based on Officer Friendly and McGruff the crime dog. I didn’t know much about racial profiling, or police brutality. Obviously, it was an issue, but the only case I can actually recall at the moment is the Rodney King case. Nowadays, our children... Read more »

Little Black Boys, Guilty From Birth

I try not to pull the race card much, mainly because I feel that it is often overused. But, I can’t help but wonder at times, if little Black boys are viewed as being guilty from birth. Controversial cases related to Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Mike Brown and countless others have made it clear that... Read more »
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Toya Graham became the world's most loved and hated mom

Toya Graham became the world's most loved and hated mom
Toya Graham definitely has quite a few people singing her praises while others are begging to differ. It all started when a video surfaced of her giving her 16 year old son a frantic beat down for participating in the Baltimore riots.  She was crowned a hero by those who felt that she was doing... Read more »