Salute H.E.R.

The ladies of H.E.R. have been busy at work on new projects. Check them out and support where you can. Erin helps to “Make it Home” for Invitation Homes     2 Hustlin’ Mommies Wrap their First Season of ‘Wine and Words’   Melissa Believes and Leads in the Oct. 2019 #SheCan Summit  

Celebrating Mother’s Day with a Mother’s Thought

Originally posted on The Chronicles of DNC My daughters teach me every day that it’s okay not to be perfect. I wake up daily wondering how to do more, talk more and be there more for them, even though they don’t ask for it. In my spinning mind, there’s always something more that I can,…

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…