Tag: family

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 »

Why You Should Lie to Your Kids About Santa

Why You Should Lie to Your Kids About Santa
By Nicole Harding All this talk about Santa has me fired up! Is he real? Is he White? Does it matter? Is it wrong to lie to children? Hold up! Wait one minute. I had Christmas heartbreak early in life when our house was robbed and although there was still quite a showing under the... 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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Brides Beware: 5 ‘To-Dos’ Before You Say ‘I Do’

 Brides Beware: 5 ‘To-Dos’ Before You Say ‘I Do’
  By Jasmine Browley Last month, we were all inundated with the news of singer Ciara’s engagement to chart topping rapper, Future. Along with their happy announcement of future (pun intended) wedded bliss, came the rumblings of less than flattering coverage of Future’s baby mama drama. The rapper has three young children (an 11, 4,... Read more »

5 Coping Rules for the Addict's Child

By Rachel Trimble Without a Voice or a Choice of Their Own: “A moment of silence for the babies born into this disease without a voice or a choice of their own.” Many recovery meetings end this way, a prayer for the innocent ones affected by the choices of their parents. Addiction affects every member... Read more »

Three Worst Mistakes Single Women Make

Learning to Take Full Advantage… By Liz Lampkin  How many times in life have you failed to take advantage of an opportunity? How many times have you missed an awesome shoe sale because you forgot about it, or didn’t realize it was happening? How many times have you missed the beauty of watching the sun... Read more »
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Family Reunion: 10 Ways to Keep It Real

By Toni J. Spearman We Are Family! If you really want to learn about someone’s history, attend their family reunion.  If you want to find out where someone got their freckles and pudgy nose, attend their family reunion. Of the many things we get to choose in this life, there are two things we have... Read more »

Painful Secrets: When a Woman Beats a Man

By Toni Spearman This blog is going to be difficult for me. I can tell you that right off the bat. I’m exasperated by an unsettling dilemma; domestic violence against African American men in our society. Yes, the brothers suffer violent situations at the hand of their women sometimes, too.  Although females are the usual... Read more »

Mother's Day Wishes, Rants and Raves

Mother's Day Wishes, Rants and Raves
The Six Brown Chicks and our SBC Correspondents have shared their Mother’s Day thoughts with you. Also, check out yesterday’s blog about the importance of honoring and forgiving your mom.  
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Emotional Predators Surface During the Holidays

Emotional Predators Surface During the Holidays
 By Dawgelene “Dr. Dawj” Sangster I have been preyed upon recently by “wolves in sheep’s clothing,” after the loss of my husband and sister, and let’s just say that I’ve put my running shoes on and I run like hell is chasing me these days. Many have lost loved ones, are financially broken, emotionally disconnected... Read more »