Category: motherhood

Mom is Gone-But I Must Go On

Mom is Gone-But I Must Go On
By Nicole Harding I am liking, loving and smiling at the hundreds of images filling my feed of “mom and me.” There is even a Facebook frame for it. Nice. My smile and good cheer are genuine, yet I can’t help but feel conflicted. While I am a proud mother of 3, I am a... Read more »

Vunzai's Story: Bouncing Back from Health Crisis and a Bad Marriage

Vunzai's Story: Bouncing Back from Health Crisis and a Bad Marriage
“I Had To Fight For Every Inch” by Vunzai Yeazel In 2008 in my late 20’s, I went for a regular annual visit and was informed that I had three small fibroids developing. So when I thought I met the man of my dreams in 2010 and got married, I always knew I had some things... Read more »

They All Doubted This Teen Mom--Until She Did This

They All Doubted This Teen Mom--Until She Did This
By Andrea Nicole As a teen mom in the early 90’s, I was judged and presumed to be a lost cause all because I had a child. The adults around me believed my future was bleak; I must say my image of self-worth was quite distorted and tainted by their views. Still, I had dreams... Read more »
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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 »

Just Had a Baby? Top 3 Ways to Get Your Groove Back!

Yes, go outside, without your baby, and your treat yourself to someone else washing the spit-up out of your hair for a change.
You'll be able to read girly magazines, breathe in some girl time, and you will come out looking like a million bucks. Why do you need this? To feel good, is to look good. Your spouse/significant other probably forgot what how fabulous you looked, and you probably did too. DO IT. If you have some time, get a manicure and pedicure as well.
By Devin Miller Feeling beautiful after having a baby is not easy. Your body created and carried miracle; the miracle is here and you are faced with the reality you’ve signed up for: the late night feedings, the blowout diapers, and the spit-up on your shirt. You feel just about as sexy as an old... Read more »

An Open Letter to My Black Son

An Open Letter to My Black Son
by A Comeaux An Open Letter to #mySun At 8-years-old you still believe in superheroes and friendly neighbors. You see the world with love in your eyes and no color-lines in sight. I love that about you. I’m sorry it’s not awesome in today’s world. I’m sorry that you will be judged by your skin... Read more »
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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 »

Mother's Day: The 3 Things Every Mother Wants

Mother's Day: The 3 Things Every Mother Wants
Celebrate the Super Woman in You By Shameeka Hunt Mother’s Day is here, but why wait for one special day out of 365 to celebrate what you do on a daily basis?  As a mom, wife, daughter, granddaughter, daughter-in-law, and sister, I take every day or given opportunity to treat myself.  And honestly I choose... Read more »

Go Get My Damn Sisters!

Go Get My Damn Sisters!
by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster– When I was 9, a family moved next door to me in our home in Englewood that had several children; one of which was a girl my age. She and I quickly became friends and played together daily. We would laugh and talk about everything that we thought was important... Read more »
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A Love Letter to the Motherless

A Love Letter to the Motherless
By A Comeux It’d be easy to write a beautiful poem to all the tireless mothers of the world. A noble salute to all we do in the endless titles and hats we wear, but I wanted to take a moment to pay homage to a few groups of women who deserve acknowledgement just as... Read more »