Describe your perfect date before kids The way I was raised, I never thought about a perfect date. My mom was anti-mating and I had an oversexed older sister and that turned me off for years. In high school, I had a few crushes. A lot of my ideas of dating and men came from … Continue reading Parent and Dating #2; No Flowers, No Fluff
Don't forget the Christ in Christmas. Saying Happy Holidays is PC at work and school. Why don't more Black people celebrate Kwanzaa? How the hell do you spell Hanukkah (I've seen a C in there at one point). Our holidays are riddled with tradition, folklore, and colorful characters that fuel a child's imagination. It leaves … Continue reading Single and Santa
Franshaun Harris Age: 25 Year You Graduated High School: 2008 Year you found out you were Pregnant: 2014 Number of Children: 1 The Uh-Oh Moment: December 2014 I found out I was pregnant going in to get my yearly physical and asthma checkup. Now a days, doctors give you all the test in the world. … Continue reading Pregnancy Scare #15; Fearless Mom: FranShaun Harris
Name: Timara Manson Age: 25 Year you graduated high school: 2007 Year you found out you were pregnant: She found out she was pregnant in 2012 Number of children: 1 The Uh Oh Moment: We found out we were pregnant in 2012. I was with My ex-wife Camille. She carried our son. I went in … Continue reading Pregnancy Scare #14; Fearless Mom: Timara Manson
Everybody is going to sit and tell you, "It's okay. Baby you'll get through this. It's alright" But you do not know that pain. It's like my son is dead to me. You have to lose a child in order to know the pain I experienced. I couldn't even sit on the train and hear a … Continue reading Her Responsibilty; MY Son.
From Julia Olatunji, PSFM 5 My biggest fear is Trinity growing up in general. She will bump into major obstacles. First thing is the opposite sex. I don't want her to fill a space in her heart that her father left there in the opposite sex. I want her to be fully confident in the … Continue reading What is your biggest fear for your child?
"Don't be goin' outside lookin' any ol' way." When I had sense enough to dress myself, this was the constant warning I heard from my Grandmother. I mean, it was said to me every time I walked out of the house. She wouldn't even take the time to see what I had on. I would … Continue reading Fresh to Diapers
Shamirah Age: 28 Year you graduated high school: 2005 Year you found out you were pregnant: 2009 and 2012 Number of children: 2 The Uh Oh Moment: I was working overnight maintenance at Walmart when I found out I was pregnant; I took a pregnancy test right off the shelf (shh, don’t tell anyone, lol), went in … Continue reading Pregnancy Scare #13; Fearless Mom: Shamirah
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?
Name: Melissa Canselo (Mellocan) Age: 25 Year you graduated high school: 2009 Year you found out you were pregnant: 2010 Number of children: 1 The Uh Oh Moment: I will never forget this day! It was a spring morning, May 20 something. My son's father & I had a strong suspicion I was pregnant, but … Continue reading Pregnancy Scare #12; Fearless Mom: Melissa Canselo