No Place Like Home?!

I, like many other parents, have mixed emotions when it is time for our children to leave the nest. There’s an overwhelming feeling of worry, sadness, joy and victory. All those emotions as you watch your children venture off into the world to start their own lives. I can recall the day Symone moved out (for the 2nd time that’s a different story), I felt accomplished and happy for her. I went to visit her new home, the place she would lay her head after a long night at work, after hanging out with friends, that place where she would … Continue reading No Place Like Home?!

You Expect What?!

Hey Hotties! this month I am letting a few of the kids I mentor take the reigns on the blog. I asked them for things that wanted to discuss and they came through with some stuff I am sure will get parents thinking. To protect their privacy they are writing anonymously. Hoping these topics will spark conversation or not in the case of this topic in your home. Black Women’s Expectation Guide 101 Being a black woman has never been easy, I mean being black period has never been easy. As a young black woman I always feel like I … Continue reading You Expect What?!

What Kids Want Parents to Know!

Hey Hotties! this month I am letting a few of the kids I mentor take the reigns on the blog. I asked them for things they wanted to discuss and they came through with some stuff I am sure will get parents thinking. To protect their privacy they are writing anonymously. Hoping these topics will spark conversation or not in the case of this topic in your home. As a teen growing up right now, I’ve come to find that there are many flaws in  the way some adults choose to raise their children (no offense). So just to add … Continue reading What Kids Want Parents to Know!

I Don’t Want To Talk!

Hey Hotties! This month I am letting a few of the kids I mentor take the reigns on the blog. I asked them for things that they wanted to discuss and they came through with some stuff I am sure will get parents thinking. To protect their privacy they are writing anonymously. Hoping these topics will spark conversation or not in the case of this topic in your home. When dealing with a problem there are many things that roll through my head, most of which I myself do not want to announce. It is none of your business why … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Talk!

It’s A Shame!!!

Not too long ago I was shamed, yes me, at a family function no less. You see my son, Jamiel, my quiet storm, my introvert, my 16 year old, SONshine, has two tattoos. (WIDE EYES!). For me the gasp, the questions are no big deal, I’m confident in my parenting choices and so my response “Thank God he’s my child and not yours!” Not everyone will agree with what I have allowed him to do and we can always engage in healthy dialogue about it, but at the end of the day I am his mom and unless I am … Continue reading It’s A Shame!!!