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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 causing him harm the decisions I make are final. I see shaming of parents a lot and it saddens me that we can’t have conversations about different parenting style, we can’t agree to disagree. The village has become a place of judgement, instead of a place of teaching, nurturing, and community.
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Coming Out!
If you have followed my family’s journey then it will not come as a surprise to you that I am the proud mom of a lesbian! In the wake of Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union supporting their daughter Zaya, I’ve read a lot of opinions that support and declare war on their decision to support their child. I’ve never hidden the fact that my daughter is a lesbian and I never will. It’s her life and I would rather her be who she is then to live in secret, being uncomfortable, and not truly living. Most people have asked if it was hard to accept when Symone came out, how did I feel about it, and how did her coming out affect our relationship? I can honestly say that to date her coming out is not the most difficult conversation I’ve had as a parent, but it’s one I know a lot of parents struggle with. Below I will answer the questions above in hopes of helping another parent who may be struggling with their child’s sexuality.
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Food For Thought
Lifestyle change is hard! There I’ve admitted it. Normally things come to me so easily, I never really struggled with school, I can schedule myself and make the most of my time, I am an absolutely dynamic mother, I can get myself together pretty quickly in all areas of my life EXCEPT this damn weight loss journey! Y’all let me be completely honest, I like to eat! That’s it! I like to eat rich, savory, sweet, spicy foods that will save your soul, while punishing other parts of your body. I can get up and workout every single day (it’s actually in my schedule), but turning a cheek to the deliciousness that is the foods I love, I am losing the battle or at least that’s how it feels. Read more.
What Kids Want Parents To Know
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 in my opinions from personal experience and the voice of most of us “children”, here is
You Expect What?!
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 am expected to be a certain way, do certain things and say certain things because of the color of my skin and my gender. Am I the only one who feels this way? Like you’re born with a burden as a black woman? Well sorry dear but unfortunately you are born with a burden and there are things expected of you as a black woman and I am here to tell you those expectations. Read More
I Don’t Want To Talk
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 I don’t want to announce it, or what that business is, but I’m going to give you some anyway. Here’s “Why I Don’t Wanna Talk About It”. Friends and parents, this is for you. Read more.

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