Tag: children

Your Boyfriend is NOT Your Babysitter; Watch Your Own Kids

Your Boyfriend is NOT Your Babysitter; Watch Your Own Kids
By Zondra Hughes Maleah Davis, a precious 4-year-old child, deserved to grow up. Yet, time and time again her safety was put at risk. It’s hard to empathize with Maleah’s grieving mother, Brittany Bowens, when the Maleah updates spread across news sites like an infection, each new detail more painful than the last. But context... Read more »

Dr. Carletha Hughes: 6 Outdoor Safety Tips for Children

Dr. Carletha Hughes: 6 Outdoor Safety Tips for Children
Children love the great outdoors–and who can blame them? There’s something special about the trees, flowers, and all the beautiful colors that tickle their senses. A bonus safety tip: Before you venture outdoors, however, consult your child’s pediatrician for an updated action plan to keep asthma and/or any existing environmental allergies in check. Here are... Read more »

Double the Trouble or Double the Fun: Life Hacks for Raising Twins

Double the Trouble or Double the Fun: Life Hacks for Raising Twins
This week, our blog is a guest post by millennial Alicia Scott. More on Alicia at the end, but enjoy these tips from a mompreneur of 10-month-old twin boys, a 3-year old daughter, and a husband that would not have it any other way. She is paving the way for her children and providing that... Read more »
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Marriage Blues: Unhappily Ever After

Marriage Blues: Unhappily Ever After
Editor’s note: The author has requested to remain confidential. All I ever wanted was to be a good wife and mother. I had no idea it would leave me feeling resentful, lost and depressed. I met and married my husband after a very short courtship. I was head over hills in love, and I knew... Read more »

Kenyea's Plight: A Selfish Man Changes His Ways

Kenyea's Plight: A Selfish Man Changes His Ways
By Kenyea Beach Before 2008, I felt like I had a pretty good grip on what made my happy; my family and friends, networking, sports, shopping, and trips to a variety of places flooded my life. I was a newly single, smart, strong younger man who had whatever I wanted. I was raised by a... Read more »

Back-to-School & My Empty Table Syndrome

Back-to-School & My Empty Table Syndrome
By Nicole Harding Not sure how it happened. It sort of crept up on me and has stayed like the flu. You know, it’s bad but maybe one more day and it will fix itself. But it hasn’t. I know how it started. Schedules. More to do. More places to be. Friends. Events. Work for... Read more »
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The Transgender Child

The Transgender Child
By Kym B. Disclaimer: I am totally supportive of pro-lifestyle. However, I recently caught a reality show that featured a transgender youth.  Although this youth is a teenager now, the transformation began as a young child.  This is where my issue begins.  A transgender child is one whose gender identity differs from the social expectations... Read more »

A Super Mother is Still NOT a Father

A Super Mother is Still NOT a Father
By Shemeka Michelle Super mothers are NOT fathers. I Didn’t Wish My Single Mother “Happy Father’s Day”! Here’s why…. Prior to Father’s Day, there was some debate about whether or not single moms should be honored. Greeting card companies in recent years have even designed cards that read “To my mom on Father’s Day.” While... 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 »
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Halloween: 5 Rules for Trick or Treating in a Different Neighborhood

Halloween: 5 Rules for Trick or Treating in a Different Neighborhood
by Nicole Harding I remember how we piled into that raggedy station wagon; damn near the whole block. We wore costumes and coats because you would catch pneumonia going out there with nothing on! Squeezed together tight, the lil ones crying cause they were scared. Big ones holding on to the last lil bit of... Read more »