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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 »

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 »

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 »

Single Moms Rock--but Marriage Rocks, Too

Single Moms Rock--but Marriage Rocks, Too
By Nicole Harding Married Moms Club. Sounds kind of corny, doesn’t it? But after watching single moms unite, and appear in Oprah’s Lifeclass, and after seeing the previews for the upcoming Tyler Perry film “Single Moms Club” I couldn’t help but wonder if being married is out of style? Don’t misunderstand. I have been a... Read more »

DIY Classroom Valentine's Day Kits

DIY Classroom Valentine's Day Kits
By Nicole Harding DIY Valentine’s Day Kits: 4 Easy Steps  Ahhh, it’s time for your little sugar to trade Valentine’s Day gifts at school, and you don’t want cards that pop out of the box and tear on the fold, you want something fun—something with some POP! Now would be a good time to mention... Read more »
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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 »

Top 10 Shopping Tips for Black Friday

Top 10 Shopping Tips for Black Friday
Editor’s Note: Happy Thanksgiving to you! We reckon that many of you will be hitting the stores early, so we are sharing Nicole’s #BlackFriday shopping tips today! As she says, saving is sexy….going broke isn’t!) 10 Shopping Tips for Black Friday By Nicole Harding I’ve spent my entire career in retail, so I’ve seen more... Read more »

The Love Test: How to Know It's Real

The Love Test: How to Know It's Real
By Nicole Harding Lately I have heard from women young and old talking relationships, specifically marriage, and what I am hearing is a bit startling. “I need to feel butterflies, or it’s over” said one. “If he buys me a vacuum for a gift he can pack his bags,” said another.  “How do you know... Read more »
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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 »