African American Women DYING to Give Birth

The headline by Pro Publica/NPR caught my eye. It startled me. It read, “Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth.” Does nothing protect us? A month earlier I had learned I was pregnant with my second child. My first pregnancy ended at 26 weeks, 5 days when I gave birth to my son William. I spent 84 consecutive days in the hospital with him. I had no desire to repeat that experience but I Read more about African American Women DYING to Give Birth[…]

No Pussy Blocking, Moms!

Single Moms!! We need to talk! Especially if you are raising boys! Don’t pussy block your adult son!! Once a man is grown, develops needs of his own, he is not a child. He is not there to take care of your every need. Many sons feel financially responsible for their Moms after years of her taking care of them and siblings. I understand the sentiment. But when that supports interferes with a man’s ability Read more about No Pussy Blocking, Moms![…]

When The Village Ain’t Shit

Chances are, you may know a deadbeat father. He may pay child support, as in the case of my son’s father, but doesn’t care to help raise the child or make himself known in that child’s life. More common are deadbeats who choose to not see their child and doesn’t pay child support. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but what happens when part of that village ain’t shit? Far too Read more about When The Village Ain’t Shit[…]

My Journey Through Reluctant Motherhood

I didn’t choose motherhood. It chose me. I was the reluctant mother. Don’t get me wrong, I love my son William. He is the apple of my eye. But truthfully I was reluctant to become his mother, even after he was born. I always wanted the career, the husband and the freedom to live life. Having Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a hormonal endocrine disorder very common in women, made it easy for me not to worry Read more about My Journey Through Reluctant Motherhood[…]

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