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The Joy of Cooking
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The Joy of Cooking

By @ahomefortheholidays I simply adore experiencing other women's homemaking through their words. So much heart and intention goes into this very necessary role of homemaker.I'm a natural homebody, so being home during this time isn't a big change. Since me and little man can't go to library story time, the thrift stores, or general appointments I've been filling up the time with flexing my cooking muscles. As a homemaker my favorite duty is cooking/baking. There's something about chopping, grating, sauteing, stirring, kneading, seasonin, frying that makes me feel at peace. I know for other housewives it's being crafty, gardening, or cleaning. I love trying new recipes(like the apple carrot spiced muffins I made. They were delicious and little man approved😊) and trying to copy cat ...
Should We Prioritize our Marriage Over Our Role as Parents?
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Should We Prioritize our Marriage Over Our Role as Parents?

During a discussion on one of my posts, I asked @shunaparham and found her response very insightful:"I have always called myself homemaker or housewife (rather than SAHM) ... We have children but I am a wife first so I never found "stay at home mom" to be inclusive enough. I feel it is very important to prioritize marriage over parenting because we are setting the example for our children for when they become married and have children. Marriage is first in my opinion, not children, like some people believe. Marriage sets the foundation for everything else. If the marriage (foundation) is broken, it will definitely impact the children"..What say you? Which do you prioritize in your day to day life?
A Free Black Wife
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A Free Black Wife

By @the.pinnacle.housewife I love being able to be home with my husband and babies. I love being able to devote my time fully to the caring of my home. I love that I'm married to a dominant, masculine man who only wants the best for his family. I love that he puts me in a position to be able to birth our babies at home, in peace, in serenity. I love the feeling I get when I would go grocery or home shopping in the mornings on weekdays and have the store to myself (except for the senior ladies and their husbands). I love that I escaped the matrix of working for the man, and instead have the pleasure of working WITH my man and get the love as well. I love that when I desire a family getaway I get it. I love that I have total control on what I do, how I do it, and when I ...
Women Need Men Now More Than Ever
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Women Need Men Now More Than Ever

Written by @iamlushparadise "We’re living in a time where women need men now more than ever. I truly believe this. This is why I broadcast my softness and my femininity loud and clear for all those to see and hear. I live and speak my love for being a Wife, the love, respect, and appreciation I have for my Husband, the joys of having home as my base and how I enjoy having my children close to me, homeschooling, etc... I am the polar opposite of what most women aspire to and what is being promoted by mainstream media to women as “progressive”. (I am a rebel 😉) I do so to be repulsive to those women who have an issue with my way of being and lifestyle (Feminists and those influenced by its doctrine) So they can take their comments and unsolicited opinions elsewhere And als...
How Beyonce and Jay Z can help
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How Beyonce and Jay Z can help

I'm never going to be one to ask the uber wealthy to give up their wealth irresponsibly. They worked for it, they earned it. Their money is their business. However, what I am suggesting here is that because they have taken it upon themselves to speak out about certain social issues and have supported certain political figures, I feel that they can create GREAT change with their voice. Youth need a voice of reason in regards to abstinence and understanding the role of marriage for the purpose of family stability and economic elevation. So many of the youths who are in at-risk situations look up to these two stars. They can reach deeper and further than any political pundit or book author can. What if Beyonce were to make a decision to visually highlight her support for marriag...
A Tale of Two Black Americas
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A Tale of Two Black Americas

We are entering an interesting time as black Americans; a time where every single one of our fates will be sealed in permanency. On one end, you have black people who strongly believe they are being held back, and they want the entire country to know it. They are willing to go as far as defunding the police in their areas to give them more freedom. On the other end, there are flourishing black people who don’t harbor a victim mentality, doesn’t care what people may think of them due to skin color, and they will move themselves away from the victimized black folks to prevent them from being stuck in an immovable situation. With all this “defund the police” talk going on, black people are failing to use their brains to realize they are about to be used as lab rats by the liberals...
Anonymous letter from UC Berkeley professor concerning BLM/recent events
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Anonymous letter from UC Berkeley professor concerning BLM/recent events

Shared by Soumynona Dear profs X, Y, Z I am one of your colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley. I have met you both personally but do not know you closely, and am contacting you anonymously, with apologies. I am worried that writing this email publicly might lead to me losing my job, and likely all future jobs in my field. In your recent departmental emails you mentioned our pledge to diversity, but I am increasingly alarmed by the absence of diversity of opinion on the topic of the recent protests and our community response to them. In the extended links and resources you provided, I could not find a single instance of substantial counter-argument or alternative narrative to explain the under-representation of black individuals in academia or their over-repres...
Forever Grateful to My Husband
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Forever Grateful to My Husband

Cheers!! There is so much to unpack in this beautiful share below! A well watered woman facilitates the presence of beauty, peace and prosperity for her family.  By @juanita.flowe " I never found the term stay-at-home mom fitting because I don't stay-at-home all day. I love exploring places (pre-Covid) and traveling with my family. Our home is our base, however we use the riches of this whole planet to learn, grow and contribute. I have had a career in the past, but for me, once I had children, it was difficult to balance and I did not feel as if I was fulfilling my purpose. I am much more feminine now And all of those characteristics are blossoming in me and I am much more at peace. I Am forever grateful to my husband for seeing that this lifestyle Is a blessing for our family and s...
The thought of defunding the police departments is HORRIFIC
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The thought of defunding the police departments is HORRIFIC

The thought of defunding the police departments is HORRIFIC, with no guardians present. I’ll send you articles of people in a Baltimore, the city where I live, clamoring for more police protection. They defunded police and pulled back police involvement after the rioting 5 years ago for the Freddy Gray incident, and crime has shot up. In January 12 shootings in one day, 12 in 24 hours. And these over-emotional people, with no solutions want less police.We need better check and balances, yes. Sensitive training, better outlets for cops, mental health assessments, relationship with the cops patrolling and the community but defunding them, God forbid!I don’t condone what happened at all, but my father retired from the force and I have other family members in the force. Thankfully honorable...
Why Was I the Enemy. A Black Police Officer’s Thoughts
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Why Was I the Enemy. A Black Police Officer’s Thoughts

I remember the countless times I canvassed the area afterwards, and asked everyone “did you see who did it”, and the popular response from the very same family members was always, “Fuck the Police, I aint no snitch, I’m gonna take care of this myself. This happened every single time, every single homicide, black on black, and then my realization became clearer. I woke up every morning, put my freshly pressed uniform on, shined my badge, functioned checked my weapon, kissed my wife and kid, and waited for my wife to say the same thing she always does before I leave, “Make sure you come back home to us”. I always replied, “I will”, but the truth was I was never sure if I would. I almost lost my life on this job, and every call, every stop, every moment that I had this uniform on, w...