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A family that stands for nothing, falls for anything; What are your family's core values?

A family that stands for nothing, falls for anything; What are your family's core values?
A family that stands for nothing, falls for anything. What are your family’s core values? That was the question I posed to people at the Soulful Chicago Book Fair 2016, a premier book fair for Chicago authors of color.  It was the first book fair for my newly released parenting guide, “Raising Hell or Raise... Read more »

Jesse Williams' Speech at the BET Awards: A Black Parent's Perspective

Jesse Williams' Speech at the BET Awards: A Black Parent's Perspective
I don’t do BET often. In fact, it had been close to a decade since I watched the network channel. I felt I grew out of it, put away childish things and settled on networks like OWN and the History Channel. But last night was an exception. The BET Awards was doing a Prince tribute... Read more »

If Only I Knew...

If Only I Knew...
  Get your copy of “Raising Hell or Raise Them Well Parenting Guide” at Amazon.com   Do you ever say to yourself, “If only I knew then what I know now…” From time to time those thoughts try to ambush me. If only I knew then to invest my money in retirement in my early... Read more »
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Michael was My Boo, but Prince was My Side Piece.

Michael was My Boo, but Prince was My Side Piece.
Michael was my boo, but Prince was my side piece. Me and MJ had a thing going on since I was seven. Saw him jam on the Ed Sullivan show. My mom and I permanently welcomed him and his brothers to the family. The song, “Who’s Loving You” was a question I could answer. It... Read more »

Michael was My Boo, but Prince was My Side Piece

Michael was My Boo, but Prince was My Side Piece
Michael was my boo, but Prince was my side piece. Me and MJ had a thing going on since I was seven. Saw him jam on the Ed Sullivan show. My mom and I permanently welcomed him and his brothers to the family. The song, “Who’s Loving You” was a question I could answer. It... Read more »

A Trip Through Self-Publishing Hell

A Trip Through Self-Publishing Hell
After over five years, five drafts, four (+) proofs, three speaking engagements, four months past due, my book, “Raising Hell or Raise Them Well” is finally being printed. It hasn’t arrived on my doorstep just yet, but I’m hoping the midnight prayers,  encouraging vibes from customers, friends and family and the mere fact that I’m... Read more »
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A Leap of Faith: My Gift to Self in 2015

A Leap of Faith: My Gift to Self in 2015
A leap of faith. Last year I decided to take it. This decision came at a time of profound changes. My relationship with a couple of clients came to an amicable but final end. I lost a couple of friends. I left my home and community of 20 years for an unfamiliar town 30 miles... Read more »

She called her baby a bitch.

She called her baby a bitch.
My family and I were walking out of the convention hall after spending a couple of hours at the annual car show. Hundreds of people were entering and exiting. A family of six briskly followed the herd in front of us. Two women, one twenty-something, the other early 40’s, had four kids under twelve in... Read more »

This Blog vs. that Book

This Blog vs. that Book
I’m guilty as charged.  I sacrificed the upkeep of this blog to finish writing a book; a parenting book that is, aptly named Raising Hell or Raise Them Well. My feverish quest to complete the thing forced me to keep this blog in semi-limbo. But I’ve been writing and rewriting this book for well over... Read more »
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4 a.m.

4 a.m.
Tick Tock. It’s four o’clock. Do you know where your mama is? Right here in  the dark eyes of the room, trying to find my sheep to count. But they aren’t in my  pasture.  They are having tacos with the sandman. My sheep are taking a lunch break from their jumping duties. Not good. With... Read more »
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    I pursued a satisfying career in the advertising industry, served as a volunteer mentor and parent educator at my two (now grown up) sons' schools and have actually stayed happily married for over a quarter of a century. However, my most gratifying achievement was raising my sons well. I'm not saying there wasn't a little bit of hell raising going on, but you live and learn. Now I'm passing the knowledge on to you. My goal is to turn these nuggets of wisdom into reference books for parents.

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