Tag: #familyfirst

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…

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…

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 the world ahead. And it was quite helpful, as I can tell you so…

PARENTLESS BOND: WHY MEN’S ATTACHMENT WITH KIDS ISN’T THE SAME AS WOMEN

“Her bond is different than our bond.” When a woman is pregnant, there is a bond she creates with her child that no man is able to understand. The following link is of a video of a woman right after giving birth with her…

EAT TO YOUR HEART CONTENT: HOW WE BINGE ON DAYS LIKE TODAY AND MEANING BEHIND IT

“Comfort food is the best food.” Today is the 4th of July, marking the 241st year that the Declaration of Independence was signed. But this topic today is not about the celebration. Today’s topic is about all the food that will be consumed from…

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY: WHAT DOES THIS DAY MEAN TO YOU

“I may not have children, but what a feeling it must be.” Today is the day we celebrate all the fathers in society. The men who are the protectors of their families. The ones that awaken early in the morning and arrive home late…

OH, HE’S BLACK: THE OBJECTION TO DATING BLACK MEN

“Why they object.” I read a recent post on Instagram where a statement was made regarding model Ashley Graham. She is currently married to a Black male and stated that at first members of her family were apprehensive. See, if you haven’t already guessed…