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 … Continue reading Parenting Matters: It Takes a Village

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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.” … Continue reading Innocence Lost: An Old Reality for Our New Generation

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 … Continue reading Beauty Hurts [A Short Story Dedicated to Our Daughters]

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

[Mid-WYFE Motivation] Make a statement for our daughters: Show your self love

I was just talking to my boss about how hard it is to raise girls today. I'm sure my mother and grandmother probably thought the same thing but really...there are so many obstacles for them to overcome. They have these reality shows, the digital "fakes" on FB, the gram, snap chat and all those other … Continue reading [Mid-WYFE Motivation] Make a statement for our daughters: Show your self love