Why Opt for Natural Childbirth?

I was speaking with a colleague recently who shared with me that she wished she had homeschooled her children. I often hear comments like this from people who have raised their children and wished they had made different decisions. While we have had the chance to homeschool our children and are thankful for this wonderful…

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What About Socialization?

Yes the big “S” word, socialization. I rarely think about this topic anymore because it is virtually a mute point in today’s world. Well, at least it is for our family. I will admit that I did have some concerns about socialization when we first got started. I used to wonder who my children would play…

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Lessons in Entrepreneurship-Building Black Businesses

I am all for supporting black businesses. In fact, I literally go out of my way to patronize black businesses. I think that it is imperative that we support one another in this regard if we intend to provide any measurable, quantifiable legacy for our progeny. But, some think that the black business is dead….

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My People Perish for a Lack of Knowledge

When I was growing up being ignorant was a fashion statement among my racial peers. It was literally considered “cool” to not study or to get good grades. Sadly, the status quo has not changed much in the last 20 years. As a whole, African Americans shun education. I have not personally seen this type of…

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What Does It Take to be “Black” Enough?

A few weeks ago I watched a video narrated by a young, black man who was discussing the topic of being “black enough”. He is an international traveler who has a non-traditional lifestyle for a “black” person. In the video he talked about how he often got comments or messages from other black people telling him…

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Inspiration from Melody on Self-Love and Biblical Femininity

As you know I have been talking a lot about self-love and Biblical femininity over the past few weeks. I think these are ever important issues in today’s world as society veers further and further away from the Most High. There is so much that can and should be said on these topic. So, today…

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Teaching Our Children Self-Love from a Biblical Perspective

The Bible commands us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves (Romans 9:13). Many people skip over the first part of this command and go directly to the second part. As such, they are unable to properly love their neighbors because they have not learned to love themselves. Self-love is a pre-requisite to truly…

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4 Things Black Mothers Should Tell Their Daughters About Black Men

I am tired of the reputation that black men have gotten over the last few centuries. Since slavery the black man has been stereotyped as a lazy, good-for-nothing, abusive, whore-mongering criminal. These labels are inaccurate, insensitive, and intolerable given that black men are the absolute opposite of these descriptors. Any male that has any of these characteristics is…

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Teaching Our Daughters to be Strong Black Women

Did you notice a word missing from the title of this post? That’s right, the word independent is purposely missing. This post is about teaching our daughters to be strong. In order to be strong, you do not have to be independent. And, being independent does not necessarily make you strong. The word strong means powerful,…

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6 Tips for Traveling with an Autistic Child

Yes, it’s the season for summer travels! Though I still have a couple of weeks left before I can officially begin my vacation, I am excited about the adventures that await our family. Travel has become a way of life for us. We usually take a trip a few times a year, which has made for some exciting…

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