Mother’s Special Day Wow! I can’t believe how time flies, this time last year I only had a few months left in my pregnancy. I was definitely feeling it; the back pains, kicking my ribs at night, I couldn’t even see my own feet unless they were prompt up. It’s definitely something I will never forget. … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
My First Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I am honored and thrilled to enjoy my first one! I never could imagine how much work and dedication it takes to be a full-time mommy till I became one. Although, I planned for the one and only- my son needs are endless … Continue reading My First Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Tonight is Valentine’s Day. I’m supposed to be spending a romantic, low-key night with my husband. Instead, I smell slightly of vomit.
Today we salute working women who refuse to settle just for anything. At H.E.R. Crisis, our contributors are constantly juggling roles but remain dedicated to uplifting women—encouraging you and each other to go be great no matter the crisis. We salute our contributors today and those coming on in the near future. Get to know … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!
Artwork by: Larry Brown, "Sowing Seeds" As a single 30-something woman with no kids, I’m constantly asked, “When are you going to settle down and have kids?”. Or some other passive-aggressive way of encouraging me to reproduce before I “get them old eggs”. (P.S. Angela Bassett has ten-year-old twins…chill). MIND YA BIDNESS My response to … Continue reading It Takes a Village: Take Your Role Seriously
Artwork: Wak, Watch Where You Pointin' That Thang!!! “Ms. April, did somebody die?” four-year old Justin asks as we pass by a makeshift memorial. Justin lives in the same neighborhood where Mike Brown was killed two years ago. Understanding the importance of giving children age-appropriate answers to their questions, I respond, “Yes honey, someone died.” … Continue reading Innocence Lost: An Old Reality for Our New Generation
Artwork: "Hip Hop Youth"by Banksy We’ve all seen the viral videos: kids cursing about their presents, twerking on each other, dressed with chains and their pants sagging and the list unfortunately goes on. We laugh. We re-tweet. But we don’t think about the consequences, legally and mentally, that are the results of our crying face … Continue reading When Doing it For the ‘Gram Goes Wrong