Remembering Roots: Do We Need A Remake?


“You must always honor your ancestors – the ones who love you and watch over you.” I’ve had several debates with friends, co-workers and even Facebook friends on whether or not a “Roots” remake is necessary. Since the original Alex Haley’s “Roots” series in 1977 was phenomenal, viewers just don’t understand the reason behind forcing people to relive such a brutal time period over and over again. … Continue reading Remembering Roots: Do We Need A Remake?

Will Smith Addresses Jaden Smith Wearing Women’s Clothing


  The term gender fluid has been floating around a lot more lately — you remember childhood star Miley Cyrus who said she identified as being pan-sexual in October last year. And Now, there’s Actor Will Smith’s son Jaden who has been in the media lately for his gender fluid style of clothing. It kind of makes you wonder what to expect as a young parent … Continue reading Will Smith Addresses Jaden Smith Wearing Women’s Clothing

The Mommy Blues. Children Are Affected Too


In the role of motherhood, a mom should be able to be hopeful and encouraging in their child’s eyes. But imagine life for a mom who can’t easily give that affection. This mainly happens to moms with depression disorders, which is common  for younger moms who silently suffer. While reading a few articles on the topic, I stumbled across a story in the Washington Post about a … Continue reading The Mommy Blues. Children Are Affected Too

Chasing The Rabbit: A Dad’s Story Of Raising A Son With Asperger’s Syndrome


Derek Volk, Maine businessman and now author, holds that day close to his heart. He was all set to finish his business book when something inside of him said “this isn’t my purpose.” He then devoted himself to a new journey that would encourage others. As he jotted down his most intimate feelings about raising Dylan, his son with Asperger’s Syndrome, they incorporated Dylan’s take … Continue reading Chasing The Rabbit: A Dad’s Story Of Raising A Son With Asperger’s Syndrome

Extravagant Princess Dresses For Your Girls


I’ve had the pleasure of knowing this awesome woman of God, Monique Davall. She rocks! Congrats to the beautiful wife and mom of two girls on the launch of her new clothing line and business, Extravagant Princess Dresses. “We love the idea of a special touch, so we custom design all of our tutu dresses and skirts by hand with lots of love for your little princess … Continue reading Extravagant Princess Dresses For Your Girls

Should Your Child Be Vaccinated?


To moms who are hesitant to vaccinate their children against the measles, mumps and rubella, trust me when I tell you, I’m also guilty of having the same doubts. Growing up, we relied on natural remedies–the thought of injecting your child with a harmful substance is scary. I also tuned into parent discussions and followed the latest news on the topic, so I’m fully aware of findings that show links to autism … Continue reading Should Your Child Be Vaccinated?

Hope For Our Boys


Thanksgiving has crept up on us this year, and important issues distracted us from normal pre-holiday day routines. Instead, the Michael Brown case was on our minds. On Monday night, the grand jury’s decision not to indict Brown’s killer wasn’t a surprise. But, one couldn’t help not to react angrily from witnessing history repeat itself. Another cop walks away after taking an unarmed African-American teenager’s life—another … Continue reading Hope For Our Boys

The Mommy Blues. Children Are Affected Too


Moms are hopeful and encouraging in their child’s eyes. We can brighten their day with one smile, but imagine life for a mom who can’t easily give affection. Depression is prevalent among younger moms who silently suffer. While reading a few articles on depression, I stumbled across a story in the Washington Post. Dr. Ann Mastergeorge began her story reflecting on her troubled childhood—the story was moving. “When I think back to my mother when I was … Continue reading The Mommy Blues. Children Are Affected Too

Author Lori Day Tells How Moms Can Empower Their Girls Through Mother-Daughter Book Clubs


Lori Day, educational psychologist, parenting coach and author, still believes it takes a village to raise a child. Additional support is vital in today’s overly sexualized culture, which pressures girls to grow up too fast, according to the author. Around 15 years ago, Day put her beliefs into action. Day and her daughter, Charlotte Kugler, spotted a post for mother-daughter book clubs in a local bookstore window, and instantly, the idea came to them. The two formed their first mother-daughter book … Continue reading Author Lori Day Tells How Moms Can Empower Their Girls Through Mother-Daughter Book Clubs