Tag: Nicole Harding

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 »

“I'm 41-years-old and I really don’t know who I am.” 

“I'm 41-years-old and I really don’t know who I am.” 
By Nicole Harding I spoke to a group of women at a fun heath conference/expo Saturday and asked them a very simple question…. Who are you? Right now, in this moment, who are you? There were many answers that you may expect: I’m a mom. I am a wife. A sister. A mentor. A daughter.... Read more »

A Requiem for the Oregon 9

A Requiem for the Oregon 9
Nicole Harding penned a poem to convey her feelings about the mass shooting in Oregon that left nine people dead. Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer, the alleged gunman who killed nine people and injured nine others in a mass shooting at an Oregon community college on Thursday, committed suicide as police approached him, according to multiple reports.... Read more »
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Back-to-School & My Empty Table Syndrome

Back-to-School & My Empty Table Syndrome
By Nicole Harding Not sure how it happened. It sort of crept up on me and has stayed like the flu. You know, it’s bad but maybe one more day and it will fix itself. But it hasn’t. I know how it started. Schedules. More to do. More places to be. Friends. Events. Work for... 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 »

I Knew I was Strong When I Became a 15-Year-Old Mom

I Knew I was Strong When I Became a 15-Year-Old Mom
By Nicole Harding Thirty years ago, I became a 15-year-old mom. Even as I type this it seems unbelievable to me. Fifteen? Mom? Where would I get the strength to raise a baby and, well, finish raising myself? I made a mental pact in those first few days of motherhood:  I would be strong and... Read more »
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Dear Bill Cosby Accusers

Dear Bill Cosby Accusers
By Nicole Harding Bill Cosby and Cliff Huxtable are not the same. Interesting how a self-proclaimed child molester who starred in Seventh Heaven still gets his residual checks, but the Cosby Show re-runs are cancelled. Coincidence? I don’t think so. While I am pondering the bigger issues of it all, the thing that really burns... Read more »

Halloween: 5 Rules for Trick or Treating in a Different Neighborhood

Halloween: 5 Rules for Trick or Treating in a Different Neighborhood
by Nicole Harding I remember how we piled into that raggedy station wagon; damn near the whole block. We wore costumes and coats because you would catch pneumonia going out there with nothing on! Squeezed together tight, the lil ones crying cause they were scared. Big ones holding on to the last lil bit of... Read more »

My Coworker Called Me GHETTO

By Nicole Harding Did you ever find yourself using a word that if someone else used you would be offended? Oh…not that word! My family long ago admonished the use of the N word in any type of fashion. Just not happening. So, why then was it so easy for me to drop the word... Read more »
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Why Body-Shame a MISSING 12-Year-Old Girl?

Why Body-Shame a MISSING 12-Year-Old Girl?
 Note: Out of respect to the 12-year-old child, we will not post her picture here. By Nicole Harding What does 12 look like? Why does it matter? Last week the news went out that a 12-year-old girl was missing and the news report stated that she was probably with a 15-year-old. The local press was... Read more »