Posts in category "Family"

My Children Deserve Independence from this Drama

I Have Mixed Emotions, and I Need Independence By Toni J. Spearman Lately I’ve been going through life feeling somewhat numb and detached. I’m trying to figure out what to do with my life, my children and our future. You see, for the past five years we have lived with a man who has the... Read more »

Beyoncé, Solange and Jay-Z: the United Front

Beyoncé, Solange and Jay-Z: the United Front
By A Comeaux In today’s world of lack of loyalty, I respect a united front. I honor a code that doesn’t allow strangers and Nay Sayers to have their way with my personal life. There may be evidence, there may be pictures and speculation. But at the end of the day, loyalty to the brand... Read more »

Why You Should NEVER Give Your Ex Another Shot

Why You Should NEVER Give Your Ex Another Shot
Why You Should NEVER Give Your Ex Another Shot By Jean Usen  I know you’re not going to like what I have to say, sis. I can see beads of sweat forming on your brow and the cuss words dripping from your lips. Before you slide out of your sandals and pop off your clip-ons,... Read more »
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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 »

3 Marriage Rules to Save Your Marriage

3 Marriage Rules to Save Your Marriage
“My wife was designed just for me and I love what God made no matter how many challenges we face”- James Sangster (1950-2012)   My hubby used to tell me that although my design was made just for him, I had to make a few “tweaks” here and there to make it perfect.  I loved... Read more »

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 »
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Got a Minute? 5 Ways to Balance Your Life NOW

Got a Minute? 5 Ways to Balance Your Life NOW
By Zondra Hughes How’s this for work-life balance: Suzy Cody, Performance Engineer/Aero Development at General Motors, has a demanding day job; six kids at home; and she still has time to dye her hair GM Blue and moonlight as roller derby skater Shovey Camaro.  Video: Meet Suzy Cody, Performance Engineer/Aero Development, General Motors Suzy Cody:... Read more »

Lofty Expectations Made Me An Unhappy Camper

Lofty Expectations Made Me An Unhappy Camper
By Celeste T. Parker When this girly girl changed her Facebook status to “going camping” a universal LOL ensued.  Think Paris Hilton on the reality show, The Simple Life.  With more sense, fewer dollars, and about the same love of all things fabulous I would seemingly fare about as well as she.  To all my,... Read more »

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Giveaway!

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Giveaway!
By Lydia Katherine Grab the kids (and yourself) and go see this movie! Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 follows inventor Flint Lockwood the fun-loving, naive inventor of the food making satellite, as he prepares to put on his big shoes and walk the path of an entrepreneur. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs... Read more »
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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 »