Glenda Age: 38 Year you graduated high school: 1999 Year you found out you were pregnant: 2017 Number of children: 1 The Uh Oh Moment: I was 12 weeks into the pregnancy [living] in Japan. Honestly, I was in total denial about being pregnant. My cycle has always been pretty regular and has been since … Continue reading Pregnancy Scare #16; Fearless Mom: Glenda Holland
It's been a while beautiful people. Work has been crazy, and I'm cheating a little because I am prepping this very piece while on the clock. But our 13th story is in the works and a timeless subject has been brought up. DISCIPLINE. In the age of video phones and instant uploads making everything a … Continue reading Spare or Spoil?
Hurt. Disgusted. Sickened. Baffled. Ashamed. Appalled. Hurt. On the brink of tears. I woke up and turned on the news. Bad mistake. Two cops shot in Ferguson, one cop shot in NYC. So I turned and took to social media for some morning humor. Came across a NY Daily News headline for March 12, 2015. … Continue reading Savage(s)!
My sister's father (God rest his soul) told me a long time ago that he has eyes everywhere and people know who I am in relation to him. I shrugged it off. Surely enough, days later, he was able to tell me what park I was in, around what time, and which direction I went … Continue reading It Takes A Village
Jane Smith Name: Anonymous Age: 16 Year you graduated high school: Still in high school Year you found out you were pregnant: 2012 Number of children: 1 The Uh Oh Moment: I was 15 when I found out I was pregnant. I was at school with an old friend in the bathroom; she had … Continue reading Pregnancy Scare #7; Fearless Mom: Jane Smith
Before becoming a parent, up until eighth grade, I valued my parents' rules for the most part. I didn't really do anything "bad" so to say. It was freshman year when that all ended. I had gone through some things and I started acting out because of it. Everything my parents said, I went against. Me … Continue reading Jane Smith; P.S. #7
Name: Lyndsey Battiste Age: 27 Year you graduated high school: 2005 Year you found out you were pregnant: 2007 Number of children: 1 The Uh Oh Moment: I was 20. I was at a friend's house (too scared to take the test alone). My first thought was, "My mother is going to kill me." The … Continue reading Pregnancy Scare #6; Fearless Mom: Lyndsey Battiste
Name: Julia Olatunji Age: 24 Year you graduated high school: 2007 Year you found out you were pregnant: 2010 Number of children: 1 The Uh Oh Moment: I found out I was pregnant 2 weeks before Mother’s Day of 2010. I was 20 years old and I went to the gynecologist to confirm my pregnancy. … Continue reading Pregnancy Scare #5; Fearless Mom: Julia Olatunji
"Parenting is a constant struggle that I am going to have to battle with for the rest of my life but I am strong enough to battle it and meet it head on."
This man of color, this DAD, is talking to me about his teenage son and what he needs. He goes, "WE'RE not doing too well in math. WE'RE at a 60 right now. WE actually went down a little bit." I had to stop him and have the son recognize what his father was doing. … Continue reading DAD