Posts in category "Fatherhood"

Great Sex Won’t Keep Him, But These 6 Things Will

Great Sex Won’t Keep Him, But These 6 Things Will
By Yanni Brown I’ve had the most interesting conversation with some awesome men this past week. I love gleaning from their wisdom when it comes to sharing their thought provoking points of view about relationships. While we know that men and women are very different when it comes to what’s needed in a relationship but... Read more »

Deadbeat Dad Brags on Facebook and I Saw Red

Deadbeat Dad Brags on Facebook and I Saw Red
By Nakita Nicci Whittaker Fellas if you have kids with an ex who’s been more than reasonable with you, she doesn’t take you to court for child support–even though she should–and you only see your kids twice a year, (maybe), and you never help financially, consider it spitting in her face when you brag on... Read more »

You Left My Mother, So Where Does That Leave Us?

You Left My Mother, So Where Does That Leave Us?
By Devin Miller So, everyone expects me to harbor some ill feelings towards my father who wasn’t present in my life and resurfaced just seven years At times my upbringing was a bit chaotic, my mother and I moved a lot, we endured a lot of strife, and we were fiscally in a constant state... Read more »
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He Said, "I'll Never Leave You, But I WON'T Marry You"

He Said, "I'll Never Leave You, But I WON'T Marry You"
By A Comeaux So in true A Comeaux fashion, I’m talking to a guy and two women about marriage in the new millennium and how things have changed from the days when our parents and grandparents dated. The results may shock you, but it’s the mindset I’m particularly appalled by: Men today feel women aren’t worthy of... Read more »

MegaFest 2013: A Lesson from Oprah's LifeClass

MegaFest 2013: A Lesson from Oprah's LifeClass
Six Brown Chicks correspondent Toni Spearman covered the MegaFest 2013 for us this year, and the assignment became a life-changing experience. Here’s her account. By Toni Spearman More than 50,000 people from all over the world that gathered in Dallas recently to celebrate the world’s largest family fun festival, the MegaFest. I had never seen... Read more »

6 Questions to Ask Before Allowing Your Boyfriend to Babysit

 6 Questions to Ask Before Allowing Your Boyfriend to Babysit
By Zondra Hughes My heart goes out to the family of the murdered 5-month-old Zion baby, Joshua Summeries. Momma, baby. Poppa? Maybe. It’s an old wives’ saying that served for many as a warning to young women: Your baby is your business, your priority, your responsibility, because the father of your child may or may... Read more »
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Daddyless Daughter: An Open Letter to My Absent Dad

Daddyless Daughter: An Open Letter to My Absent Dad
By Shanti Ray “When a father walks out on his daughter he takes a piece of her soul with him.” Iyanla Vanzant Tears pooled in my eyes as I watched several women and daughters tell their stories in part one of a two part series: Daddyless Daughters. On so many different levels I could relate.... Read more »

Fatherless Blacks: Who Stole Our Daddies?

By A Comeaux In the wake of a glorious holiday celebrating someone’s freedom from somewhere that doesn’t include African descendants, there were 70 shootings in Chicago and OWN aired a show on Fatherlessness in America. Maybe I took off too fast. Allow me to set the stage: America, Black America primarily, is daddy-less due to... Read more »

Father of 10 Has Three Sets of Twins!

The Umphrey Family 10 kids three sets of twins!
We love it when our readers reach out to share their stories. Meet Natalie and Allan, they have ten children and are showing off their family on this Father’s Day. Here’s what Natalie tells us: “My husband Allan and I have been married for almost 10 years now. Living in Indiana we have 10 kids:... Read more »
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Poppa Was a Rolling Stone--and It Still Hurts

By Celeste T. Parker Daddy’s Little Girl… This isn’t business, it’s personal. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I’ve had dreams of being a fabulous “baby chick,” writing out-of-this-world blogs and as a result perhaps living a more glamorous life—but my heart…well, it’s leading me to stay closer to earth and expose more of my... Read more »