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?
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)!
I can't tell if I'm repeating the sins of my father because I've never seen his sins in person. I wonder how differently I would have turned out with his influence? Do I have the will in me to leave something I care about behind? Is abandonment embedded in my DNA? Is it a dormant … Continue reading No Mirror
http://youtu.be/IqKDsUCFchc This is one of my favorite songs off of T-Pain's "Three Rings" album. I know many of you can relate. WHAT KEEPS YOU GOING?
PEEP WHAT HE SAYS IN HIS INTERVIEW! SHOUT OUT TO HIS PARENTS/GUARDIANS. TAKE YOUR TIME AND RAISE THEM RIGHT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX4suiTOCuk Disclamer: Ignore the "racism" tag in the title of the video. This is far from racist.
According to Dictionary.com, suspend means to attach so as to allow free movement. The definition that is relevant here is to keep from falling, sinking, forming a deposit, etc., as if by hanging. In the interest of growing and experimenting with my style, I decided to invest in a pair of suspenders. Being raised in … Continue reading Suspended
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