I find it most hard to explain to some why it’s difficult to, “just pick one”. For most of us we picture what that meal will look like, what does it smell like, who we're going to eat it with, and what day we plan on eating it. I’m gonna grab the shrimp because I’m… Continue reading Eggs, Chicken Wings, Drum Sticks, 2% Milk, Creamer, Mayo, Cheese, Bread, Garlic, Hash-browns
Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, I watched my mama lug cases of pampers to her pregnant friends' baby showers, and as the mid-2010s rolled around, teenage pregnancy in the Black community led me to attend a few baby showers of my own. I found pleasure in our remixed versions of the word scramble games, clothespin… Continue reading Genital Reveal > Gender Reveal
Being a parent is truly a wonderful experience. I can’t wait for the day I can experience all the one in a lifetime moments with my children. I commend all parents, but I give a special praise to single parents. The job of parenting isn’t always an easy task. I’ve known this after watching my… Continue reading The Truth of Single Parenthood
Growing up that was a term that I heard very often from my mother and my elders. To stay in a child's place or in other words stay out of grown folks' face, no back talk, and do what they say without question. Now that is all fine and dandy and in certain situations I… Continue reading What is a Child’s Place?
1.SECURE THE BAG! Being single allows you to stack up your money and secure the bag. There's nothing worse than running into financial issues with your partner, however, when you are single, you are not obligated to share the wealth and you can spend or stack your money freely. The only adult who gets to enjoy… Continue reading Living Single 2020: 8 Reasons to Stay Single this Year
Body shaming is the act of humiliating people about their shape or size, and is one issue in society that affects women of all ages. Men tend to hide their insecurities, but we women talk about ours. On social media or among other women, most aren’t afraid to discuss the bodies they wish to have,… Continue reading Love Your Skin- stop the body shaming!
Growing up I dreamed of having this beautiful family; the beautiful two- story home, with a front yard covered in bright green grass, surrounded by a beautiful fence, a huge backyard we'd have family functions in and to watch the three children I was having run around. I knew that by time I turned 25… Continue reading Is Marriage In My Future?
Being a mother, I have experienced my fair share of issues. Me and my older children’s father were young and still children ourselves when we had our kids. So many fights, disagreements on parenting styles and then the family. LORD the family feuds back and forth. Until one day I gave up! I told myself… Continue reading The Misconceptions Between the “Baby Mama” and “Baby Daddy”
co-parenting: a process where two parents work together to raise a child even though they are divorced or separated. According to Pew Research Center in 2017 almost 15 million children under the age of 18 were living in a single parent home with a mother, while 3 million lived solely with a single father, with… Continue reading Co-Parenting: Sharing a Child Ain’t Easy
Why do some Black men equate masculinity to violence, danger, and lack of emotion? Why is it so important for these men to assert their masculinity in every situation? Unlike other races, Black masculinity is like no other. In defining Black masculinity, you must look at the stereotypical images of the Black man portrayed in… Continue reading How Social Conditioning Created a Culture of Toxic Hyper-Masculinity