Tag: #family

WORKING WITH FAMILY: SHOULD YOU WORK WITH RELATIVES

“Know what you’re doing.” family first Now, you may all may think that it could be a great idea to hire your family or work with family. Now, this can be a serious problem or the greatest thing to ever happen. You have to… Continue Reading “WORKING WITH FAMILY: SHOULD YOU WORK WITH RELATIVES”

HIRING KIN AND FRIN: SHOULD YOU EMPLOY PEOPLE CLOSE TO YOU

  “See how they work first.” a family affair When making the decision to open a business, there are some age old questions regarding the business. And one of those questions is, should you hire family to do the job. And so many people… Continue Reading “HIRING KIN AND FRIN: SHOULD YOU EMPLOY PEOPLE CLOSE TO YOU”

PRESSURE TO PURSUE: WHAT TO DO WHEN FEELING TO PURSUE CERTAIN CAREER INTEREST

“Who should I listen to: me or them?” family first A lot of times, when we make decisions concerning our lives, we inform family members. But what happens when the very people paying for your education want you to pursue a career that they… Continue Reading “PRESSURE TO PURSUE: WHAT TO DO WHEN FEELING TO PURSUE CERTAIN CAREER INTEREST”

BLENDED FAMILIES: HOW THE FACE OF FAMILY HAS CHANGED

“We are one.” the blend What is a blended family? A blended family is a married couple or dating couple that brings together the two sides of a family that was in progress before meeting the other person. And that has always involved the… Continue Reading “BLENDED FAMILIES: HOW THE FACE OF FAMILY HAS CHANGED”

PARENTAL MENTAL: HOW YOUR CHILD’S MIND IS SHAPED BY YOU AS THE PARENT/S

“You give them confidence or take it away.” IT’S YOUR JOB So many young people are entering the world afraid of their chances at success. But whose job is it to prepare them for the world? I’ll tell you whose job it is, it’s… Continue Reading “PARENTAL MENTAL: HOW YOUR CHILD’S MIND IS SHAPED BY YOU AS THE PARENT/S”

KWANZAA: DAY 1, UMOJA

“Community involvement.” Yesterday was day one of the celebration Kwanzaa. Day one focuses on Umoja, which is the community, familial, and ethnic unity. For those of you that don’t know what Kwanzaa is as a holiday, it was created back in the late 1960’s as a… Continue Reading “KWANZAA: DAY 1, UMOJA”

PULLING YOUR WEIGHT: WHY FAMILY IS MORE THAN JUST BLOOD

“It’s all our job to pitch in.” My grandmother grew up in the south and she used to tell me about how she at an early age had to be a farm hand. Not just her, but any siblings that were born during that… Continue Reading “PULLING YOUR WEIGHT: WHY FAMILY IS MORE THAN JUST BLOOD”

THE CHANGE IN TIMES: WHY HOLIDAYS ARENT THE SAME AS THEY USE TO BE

“Togetherness isn’t togetherness anymore.” When I was growing up, the holidays were spent at my great grandmother’s house. As time went on and people started having children and getting married, the numbers decreased. Now the number of people in my family coming together is… Continue Reading “THE CHANGE IN TIMES: WHY HOLIDAYS ARENT THE SAME AS THEY USE TO BE”

WHEN BLOOD AINT BLOOD NO MORE: WHEN IT’S TIME TO CUT OFF FAMILY

“Sometimes they’re worse than enemies.” We are connected by blood, grew up with each other, and as you age you may have to cut them off: family. I have not had to make this decision, but there are people who have had to do… Continue Reading “WHEN BLOOD AINT BLOOD NO MORE: WHEN IT’S TIME TO CUT OFF FAMILY”

OUT THE LOOP: WHY YOU SHOULDN’T TELL FAMILY ALL YOUR BUSINESS

“We may be connected by blood, but you don’t need to know everything.” When it comes to family there is a question I must ask of all of you. And that question is, “Should you tell family everything about your life?” And my reply… Continue Reading “OUT THE LOOP: WHY YOU SHOULDN’T TELL FAMILY ALL YOUR BUSINESS”