Posts tagged "parenting"

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 »

The Shame Game Parent Ought to be Ashamed

The Shame Game Parent Ought to be Ashamed
by Nicole Harding The Shame Game Parent: is an internet sensation, but let’s not forget their co-stars. The co-stars are the very ones the Shame Game parents say they love the most: Their wanna-be thug sons, or perhaps their puberty passionate daughter. The plot is the same no matter who plays the game: Child acts... Read more »

Stop Shaming Our Single Mothers!

Stop Shaming Our Single Mothers!
But I thought He Wanted to Try By Sylvia Snowden I recently had an opportunity to read an article that featured a young woman I’ve known since high school.  In it, she discussed her journey to single motherhood.  She was quite candid and described the experience as heart-sickening and lonely at moments but, overall, incredibly... Read more »
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8 Simple Rules for Dating a Parent

8 Simple Rules for Dating a Parent
By Liz Lampkin Dating can be a difficult task for the single and fabulous. With all the rules said and unsaid, regulations and violations dating on any level is a full time job. For those of us who are single parents the mere thought of dating can be exhausting, and being involved with someone who... Read more »

7 Little Things to do for Your College-Bound Kid

By Nicole Harding How could it be? That little baby you were just reading Goodnight Moon to, is packing up and moving on to college and you are FREAKING OUT! Yes, there’s no other way to put it! It’s freak-out and meltdown time but it’s okay because you are not alone! Before you go too... Read more »

I Don't Have Kids and I Don't Feel Bad About It

An Open Letter To: Women Who Attempt to Make Other Women Feel Bad About Not Having Children By Camille LaRay Your kids are your world. They are Beautiful, make you feel full of purpose and give your life a greater meaning. I truly believe you believe that. But YOUR truth isn’t THE truth. I’ve always... Read more »
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Parents: Three Ways to Discipline Without Spanking

To Spank or Not to Spank: That is the question! By LaRay Smith Many of us, especially within the Black community, were raised with physical discipline; from having our hands slapped as young children with a firm “NO” accompanying it, to being spanked/whipped by parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles as a method of teaching us... Read more »

Parenting: When to Cut the Cord?

When is it Time to Let Go of Your Children? By Kym B. It took a long time for me to cut that cord I had roped around my daughter, who is now a junior in college.  Let her tell it, the knot is still wrapped around her, but little does she know I have... Read more »

Two Sides to A Mother's Coin

Two Sides to A Mother's Coin
By A Comeaux After writing the blog on a woman’s rights to her body, I received some very spirited feedback, to put it sweetly. I asked for it. I want it, mostly because I like to hear your views and personal experiences. Before I delve too deep, allow my apologies if you’re ever offended. I... Read more »
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Sad Mommy vs. Daughter Wars

Sad Mommy vs. Daughter Wars
By Zondra Hughes The holiday season is a stressful time for those engaged in the mommy vs. daughter wars. These “mommy vs. daughter wars” are a phenomenon that I stumbled upon in a recent conversation with one of the Chicks. Generally speaking, all is well until mommy gets a new husband, or a new boyfriend,... Read more »