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 … 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 … 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 … 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┬áthe community, familial, and ethnic unity. For those of you that don’t know what … 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 … 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, … 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 … 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 … Continue reading OUT THE LOOP: WHY YOU SHOULDN’T TELL FAMILY ALL YOUR BUSINESS

QUID PRO QUO: HOW BARTERING CAN AID IN GOOD BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS

“I will gladly pay you tomorrow for your services today.” The quid pro quo system goes back as far as we can remember as people. Another name for this is … Continue reading QUID PRO QUO: HOW BARTERING CAN AID IN GOOD BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS

GIVE EM THE FACTS: WHY MORE PARENTS SHOULD BE TRANSPARENT

“Tell them so they don’t figure out the hard way.” Ever since I was a child, my mother made it her business to prepare my and sisters and I for … Continue reading GIVE EM THE FACTS: WHY MORE PARENTS SHOULD BE TRANSPARENT