Tag: parenting

My 4 Children Are Exceptionally Privileged
Family Life, Parenting

My 4 Children Are Exceptionally Privileged

By Tasha Vanzie I know this woman and family. Very blessed in all ways including financially. They are a black family, who are homeschoolers, 13 yr old has already graduated from high school. Victimhood, crazyhood, underachieving on purposehood (because it is the 'black' thing to do) is for the birds. Black people who have yet to awaken from the deeply debilitating liberal agenda will only sink further into the underclass. Black people who believe in their own humanity and God given equality are succeeding and living joyful - regular - lives... Far away from the growing prison-like nature of underclass environments and mentalities.
A Mother’s Responsibility To Her Children
Parenting

A Mother’s Responsibility To Her Children

During a bloody Father's Day weekend in Chicago, among the many dead is a 3 year old boy. He was shot dead while in a car that was being driven by his step-father; who was the actual target of the murderers. The step-father only suffered a minor grazing by the bullet and refused medical help. While the usual neighborhood admonishment takes place with a small gathering of local ministers and folks displaying public tears over the senseless violence they endure, I take a step back from my immense disgust at the entirety of this so-called 'black' experience of living in the 'hood to once again focus on the adage: 'What we allow, persists. What persists becomes the culture'. Yes, I am on the outside looking in. Yes, I have, for a short time, lived in the 'hood of Atlanta (while I was...
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.
Should We Prioritize our Marriage Over Our Role as Parents?
Spotlight

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 Homemaker’s Dream
Femininity, Motherhood, Women & Marriage

A Homemaker’s Dream

Written by @iamlushparadise This Quarantine places even more emphasis on the way I’ve chosen to live for quite a long time. I’ve always been a home body.I’m used to not leaving home for long periods of time.I love being around my family.I enjoy deep connection.I enjoy a peaceful life.I love reading amazing books.I love to meditate and pray.I enjoy going outside into my back yard to plant my bare feet onto damp earth and ground.I love everything about the home because there’s always something to do in it. I know that if I get bored, I’m not looking deep enough and must get my life all the way together lol. There’s deep alchemy and creativity in Keeping House.The Feminine Arts~ like crocheting, cooking, braiding hair (beautification),washing dishes, knitting, sweeping, etc... and it...
Mindset Shift for the Fearful Single Mom
Feminine Sphere

Mindset Shift for the Fearful Single Mom

When facing fear, a person can become immobilized and may resort to the familiar path for what feels like escape. The year 2020 has seen a number of incidents publicized to the point of hysteria and single moms and their children are most vulnerable to attack. The attacks on this demographic can be and typically are emotional, spiritual, mental and physical. As a mother, a once single + divorced mother, I feel particularly tied to the plight of moms and their children. Because of this, I have decided to write a series of exploratory, solution-based articles that I hope may be of service to those will to read and to share with women and children in need. While there are a plethora of pundits and advice-givers, what I have learned from my own experience when pulling myself out of po...
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...
The Privilege of Homemaking
Homemaker, Parenting

The Privilege of Homemaking

By @afemininefascinatingwifeI used to jokingly refer to myself as a "Residential Services Coordinator" But I am now content with the title "Homemaker". There is no other profession that is irreplaceable. A homemaker in packs for immediate family and the generations that follow, along with her community in ways that are impossible to measure. I'm so grateful to have this privilege!"I was touched in a measurable ways by this beautiful woman's share on one of my posts. Although I would enjoy expounding on many of the fruitful concepts she touched on, at this moment, I would like to highlight One of the ways in which are blessed role impacts the community.We raise our children in the manner that we know to be true and as we do so, they inevitably emerge into and interact with in communities...