Wednesday Words from H.E.R.: Wine and Words about Pregnancy

Shari and DNC share their journey through pregnancy. Each woman’s pregnancy journey is unique. Shari had two kids, a boy and a girl and each pregnancy were completely different, while DNC had a high-risk pregnancy due to a fibroid. Check out part 1 and part 2 of their pregnancy journey. Subscribe to Wine and Words…

Parenting Matters: It Takes a Village

It Takes A Village It takes a village to raise tomorrow’s future leaders. That’s why parenting matters for our sons and daughters. I heard this statement It Takes a Village on numerous occasions and the meaning didn’t quite hit home for me till I saw how my parents interact with my son. The time and attention…

Innocence Lost: An Old Reality for Our New Generation

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.”…

He’s Only Three and He WILL Remember

Artwork By: C’Babi Bayoc, “Safety Net” It’s Monday night and I’m curled up on my couch ready to indulge in my favorite form of self-care: ratchet T.V. (don’t judge. It’s my self-care J )And my guilty pleasure is none other than Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta. This episode focuses on Scrapp DeLeon preparing for a…

Beauty Hurts [A Short Story Dedicated to Our Daughters]

Enjoy this fictional reading break from a H.E.R. contributor and creator, Niccole “DNC” Coleman, dedicated to our daughters. Originally posted on The Chronicles of DNC. Photo Cred: Daughters of Niccole “DNC” Coleman pictured above The mirror shattered and shards of glass ripped through my face. I smiled. The tears that fled down my cheeks from…

Kids Just Don’t Understand: Parents/Adults are Actually SMART!

I know you think I got that title wrong since Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff originally let us know that Parents just don’t understand, but I really think it’s the other way around. So I’m raising three girls right—two teenagers and a toddler—and they are all wonderful, but the only issue is that they think…

Welcome to H.E.R. World

H.E.R. [hur] (n): 1) one who is Heir of Everything Revolutionary 2) An African-American Woman Welcome to H.E.R. world, and in particular H.E.R. Crisis. I just love saying and writing that. I’ve transformed my old blog, Mid-WYFE Crisis, into something more direct; more intentional; more relevant to what I, as a black women, and the community…