Family Life

Consider an Introduction of Merit Based Projects for our Children
Family Life

Consider an Introduction of Merit Based Projects for our Children

"Every persecuted individual and race should get much consolation out of the great human law, which is universal and eternal, that merit, no matter under what skin found, is in the long run recognized and rewarded...the whole future of the Negro rest(s) largely upon the question as to whether or not he should make himself, through his skill, intelligence, and character, of such undeniable value to the community in which he lived that the community could not dispense with his presence..." - Booker T. Washington Families are not solely a collection of people who happen to share the same DNA and a home is not merely a space where a collection of people eat and sleep. Within a family and home, children have an enormous opportunity to develop into sound, contributing human beings. As p...
Hurried Mom Syndrome
Family Life, Mom-ing

Hurried Mom Syndrome

HURRIED WOMAN SYNDROME!!! I once lived the excerpt below... I made a firm decision that my next and last marriage would afford me the opportunity to be a present mom, a #SAHM. I would love for all women to slow down and actually experience life, #motherhood and time with their family from a less stressful and burned out perspective. P.S. I obliged my daughter with this Snapchat... she loves it! Lol Excerpt:"Ms. Hughes and millions of other women have made the choice to give up their all-consuming careers. Why? Largely because the feminist battle cry of “having it all” resulted in lots of stress over a myriad of competing demands for time, guilt for the virtual neglect of children, and longing for more home-and-hearth time. In fact, there is even a new synd...
40 Positive Affirmations Black Children Need to Hear
Education, Family Life, Parenting

40 Positive Affirmations Black Children Need to Hear

Content by My African Icons Book on Instagram Our path forward is via suring up the home and providing a highly nourishing environment in which our children grow into highly productive, contributing human beings. The way in which we speak to our children is the way in which they will learn to speak to themselves. I love the affirmations provided by this company and am sharing them here for you. I definitely plan to print these out and share them in my household.
Family: Thanks To Covid
Family Life

Family: Thanks To Covid

My sentiments!! Everyday, I marvel at what happens when time is returned to us...home and family becomes first."TRAFFIC is gone, GAS is affordable, BILLS extended.KIDS are at home with their FAMILIES.PARENTS are home taking care of their CHILDREN.FAST FOOD replaced by HOME COOKED MEALS.Hectic SCHEDULES replaced by NAPS, REST, and RELAXATION.The AIR seems CLEANER.The WORLD quieterWE now have TIME, finally, to STOP and SMELL the ROSES. And lastly, WE become closer to OUR HIGHER POWER & more evidently praying and praising everyday of our LIVESYes I want #COVID-19 to be over but there's the positive in this. ~Author unknown
Minnie Gaston – The Millionaire Wife, Benevolent Queen
Family Traditions

Minnie Gaston – The Millionaire Wife, Benevolent Queen

From: Black Titan by Carol Jenkins and Elizabeth Gardner Hines (Original Caption) Birmingham, Alabama: Dr. A.G. Gaston, left, and wife, Minnie, admire diamond ring on finger of nationally-known religious leader, Reverend Frederick Eikerenkoetter, better known as Reverend Ike, evening of October 31, prior to banquet honoring Dr. Gaston as a "Living Legend." Uncle Arthur had always been a presence in my life. He married my mother's sister Minnie before I was born. I'm told that when Minnie Gardner married Arthur George Gaston, it was considered a melding of royal dynasties. While my uncle had begun to make his way in the world, the Gardners, a farming family from Montgomery, were considered some of the most beautiful people in Alabama. Thanks to a thoroughly shaken racial cocktail, ...
Shared Economics Can Help Single Moms Win!
Family Life

Shared Economics Can Help Single Moms Win!

Many single mothers are looking for ways to improve the conditions of their lives, on behalf of their children, but find it difficult to do so having one income and, in some cases, little to no child support. Having grown up in America in the 21st century, many women are not aware of other people's cultural practices which have helped them improve their finances, become business owners, and create legacies for their future generations. Culture is key and I believe it is a concept that is slept on. The American dream has included, moving away from home at approximately 18 years old and crafting a life for oneself, on your own. Other cultures consider 18 years of age far too young to move away from home. Giving children more time to mature and get a good footing in life makes much mor...
Key Social Benefits of Marriage
Marriage

Key Social Benefits of Marriage

By For Your Marriage Marriage, the union of one man and one woman, is a personal, but not private, relationship with great public significance. Marriage is good for the couple; it is also provides the optimal conditions for bearing and raising children. Marriage makes an essential contribution to the common good. Some specific benefits are identified below. Marriage and Health • On average, husbands and wives are healthier, happier and enjoy longer lives than those who are not married. • Men appear to reap the most physical health benefits from marriage and suffer the greatest health consequences if they divorce. • Married mothers have lower rates of depression than single or cohabiting mothers, probably because they are more likely to receive practical and emotional supp...
Do Your Children Need You to Be Their Adult Friend?
Parenting

Do Your Children Need You to Be Their Adult Friend?

By Pam Sorooshian Something that has rattled around in my head for years is the line, "You're the parent, not their friend." I was just reading a news article and someone was quoted as saying: "Your kids don’t need a 40-year-old friend. They need a parent." What a tragic dichotomy that one little line sets up! Every single time that line has ever entered my head, it was leading me in the wrong direction. Every time. What is a friend? I'm not talking about the schoolmates teenagers go out partying and drinking with. Not talking about the 5-year-old kid your child happens to play with at the park that day. I'm talking about real friendship.1.  a friend: one attached to another by affection or esteem Knowing what I know now, with my kids grown, I strongly feel tha...
Families Need Stay-At-Home Moms Now More Than Ever
Homemaker

Families Need Stay-At-Home Moms Now More Than Ever

This is a loaded statement and opinion of mine that actually requires far more articles than this one. To get started, I'd like to share the fact that I am a Wife and Homemaker and have experienced firsthand the experience and benefits. In the next couple of days, I will write separate articles for each bullet point and hyperlink them to this article. Being a Stay-At-Home Wife and Mom is what I desired for many years prior to being able to achieve it and because of that, I'd like to delve into the personal transformation that what was necessary for me during the time that I was a single, divorced mother: I had to release myself from the mental, emotional and energetic virus that is radical feminist ideology,I had to heal from certain traumas associated with the past. These traumas...
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
Family Values

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

It is very easy to share heart rending stories about the difficulties of life, failed schools, and depressed neighborhoods. It's been done for five or more decades. What happens when we point our finger outwards and towards others is that as we do so, 3 fingers point back at us. We've all been wringing our hands, in angst, trying to figure out how to solve Black misery, at least for the children's sake. The babies and children born into this crisis have no say in the matter; except when we fill them with angry rhetoric and victimology and then trot them out on the streets and film them social warrioring against injustice. (I'm sure you have seen that viral video of the black little girl pounding her fists in the air while marching and fervently chanting, 'No Justice, No Peace') The ...