Posts tagged "mothers"

Pastor London Royal and 1st Ladies Declare War on Divorce

Pastor London Royal and 1st Ladies Declare War on Divorce
 By Deborah Olivia Farmer Event: London Royal, 1st Lady of Lifeline Church, invites women of all ages to the free “Winning Women’s” event that will take place at Lifeline Church, 1321 S. Austin Blvd., Cicero, IL., on this Saturday, March 19th at 6:30 p.m. Dynamic women of God from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs scheduled to appear include: Anna Hannah –... Read more »

Toxic Mothers Who Ruin Their Daughters

Toxic Mothers Who Ruin Their Daughters
What do you do when your mother is the boogeyman? When the woman who birthed you is somehow the enigma that you’re afraid of–but everyone tells you it’s your imagination, how do you deal? On Saturday, Iyanla: Fix My Life dealt boldly with three generations of a toxic mother/daughter relationship that felt eerily close to... 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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My Daughter's Boyfriend Beat Her--My Rage Motivates Me

My Daughter's Boyfriend Beat Her--My Rage Motivates Me
By Shemeka Michelle I’ve often wondered why women stay in abusive relationships so long. However, I recently found out my daughter has been in an abusive relationship for months. I wrote a blog about two months ago that my oldest daughter had decided that she wanted to be with a woman. I blamed her absent... Read more »

My Daughter is a Lesbian and I'm Heartbroken

My Daughter is a Lesbian and I'm Heartbroken
By Shemeka Michelle My daughter is a lesbian. I absolutely HATE it! I don’t want my daughter to be gay. Most parents imagine a perfect life for their children. Our thoughts are normally based on what society has conditioned us to deem acceptable. We normally want our children to do well in school, be on... Read more »

When a Mother Attacks Her Grown Child

When a Mother Attacks Her Grown Child
By Devin Miller When a mother fights her grown child, do doves cry? Does the mother lose her spot at the pearly gates? Does time stop? These questions were pondered after the news of Grammy nominated neo-soul singer Angie Stone, was arrested Monday for aggravated assault against her 30-year old daughter. Reports state that the... Read more »
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How Can My Black Child Protect Himself Against a Cop?

How Can My Black Child Protect Himself Against a Cop?
By A Comeaux I am the mother of a Black male child. A precocious, outspoken, intelligent and spirited 8-year-old who America is conditioned to fear. My child resembles what SOME modern-day and yesteryear people believe is worthless. By way of systematic oppression and character assassination, black men are seen as violent, angry and simply guilty.... Read more »

Truth About Addiction and Motherhood

Truth About Addiction and Motherhood
An Addict Still Loves Her Children By Rachel Trimble I got pregnant after I got clean, and I am very grateful for this, but I also know sometimes that isn’t always the case. I clearly remember standing in front of a room full of people being recognized for having six months clean and being a... Read more »

My Battle with Endometriosis--What If I Never Have Children?

Michelle N. Johnson and Celeste T. Parker.
Ain’t I a Woman? By Celeste T. Parker On December 26th 2013, parents everywhere were lounging at home, breathing a sigh of relief at having purchased, put together and presented another year’s holiday toys, perhaps even complaining about the expense and exertion of it all.  I, on the other hand, was laying in a hospital... Read more »
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Is my body not my own?

Is my body not my own?
By A Comeaux Is my body not my own? How, when and if I mother is no longer a life-choice, but now a corporate insurance plan debate, somehow influenced *cough* and run by Right-Wings? What America the brave is this? How many countries, including our own, will enforce coveted tactics of birth control as a... Read more »