Tag: children

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 »

I Am a Mother, By Nature

I Am a Mother, By Nature
Mother Nature By Celeste T. Parker It was Mother’s Day 2009.  Grandma had been gone since February of the previous year.  It felt like I’d lost my mom too.  That’s why we were there, at the Hilton, downtown.  I think Mom enjoyed the Broadway musical we’d gone to see.  The rhythms and colors of the... Read more »

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children
By Rachel Trimble My darling innocent ones, You only know me as Mommy, and I hope that is the only way you will ever know me. But someday you will ask me why I call myself an addict and what does that mean, anyway? Being an addict means that mommy used to be very sick,... 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 »

6 Summer Pool Rules I Learned the Hard Way

6 Summer Pool Rules I Learned the Hard Way
Summer Pool Rules By Nicole Harding     When I opened my pool for the very first time a neighbor asked my son if he could come take a swim. Of course was my reply. Let me set it up for you so you can evaluate for yourself:   1.    Parents dropped the child off... Read more »

5 Things I'll Tell You In Case Your Mother Didn't

5 Things I'll Tell You In Case Your Mother Didn't
By Nicole Harding I pride myself on being a modern woman, good mother and wife. Bring home some bacon and fix the icemaker without breaking a sweat. LOL. I also love to learn and I know that while I may be great at some things, I have plenty of new knowledge to gain.  With that... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Being a Military Mom is NOT All Smiles and Roses

Being a Military Mom is NOT All Smiles and Roses
Note: Tinita Tennant submitted this blog and we love it; leave a comment and tell us what you think! The Truth about Being a Military Mom  By Tinita Tennant “When you enlisted, so did I”, were the words I said to my husband (then boyfriend) to assure him that he has my full support and... Read more »
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My Son is Driving. Why Am I Crying?

My Son is Driving. Why Am I Crying?
By Nicole Harding The knock came early in the morning and sounded like the police. Bang, bang, bang! I moved slowly to answer but my 16-year-old son was up and ready! He had been waiting for months. Years probably. Today is the day for his permit and 3-hour driving lesson! I was pretty certain he... Read more »