A Black Mom With A Message Of Comfort

My son will be 21 years old this month and as much as I look forward to this new phase in his life, I can’t help but grieve for the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Joao Pedro and countless others who will never get to see their sons grow into young men. All the first experiences…

Mother’s Day Disappointment

Have you ever felt disappointed on Mother’s Day? You’re not alone. Over the years, I’ve had the same feeling. Each year would be different than the next yet the underlying emotion the same. This post is dedicated to mothers who do not feel appreciated. Who else can relate to the feeling of being estranged from…

Talking to Kids about the Pandemic: A Christian Mom’s Response

With many schools closed leaving parents to homeschool their kids, it's becoming a highly anxious situation for many parents (and their children too). On the surface, it may seem as if the pandemic isn’t affecting them, but deep in their hearts what they could be experiencing is fear or at the very least, uncertainty. How…

Moms Of Wayward Children

As parents of adult children, we often wonder: will my children make good choices when they are out on their own? How can I let them go when I’ve held them close for so long? How do you trust God and not worry when you see your child making unwise decisions? How can you know…

Teach Your Children About Black History Month

By grade school most children in the United States have heard of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They are taught that he fought for peace and equality. This month during Black History Month, I encourage you to go beyond teaching your kids about Dr. King. For example, teach your child about Rosa Parks, a civil…

Moms, RESPECT Your Sons!

We often talk about how we want our sons to respect our authority. While this is definitely important and should be the case, it is equally important for moms to show their sons respect—nurturing them comes naturally but giving our respect comes much harder. This is especially true when.........

There is power in praying for your children — BEYOND MY LIMITATIONS

I was moved by Dawn’s blog post entitled, “I Will Give You Rest” and thought about my own child as I read her post. One of the greatest things about being a parent is watching your child grow up. That’s also one of the hardest things, particularly when the paths our kids choose don’t line […]There…

Thanksgiving Memories: Traditions and Thoughts

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that doesn’t need to be overwhelming. It is a day to reflect on the goodness of the Lord and be thankful for all that has happened so far that year and anticipate what you expect God to do for the rest of the year. It’s a day to chill, enjoy good food and good company.

Raising a Black son in the 21st century

Feeling afraid is a natural feeling of being a new mom. We’ve all laid awake at night pondering questions like, “do I have what it takes to raise this tiny human being when I don’t have my own life figured out?” “Am I going to ruin this kid?” But soon after the birth of my…

How Early Childhood Experiences Shaped My Personality and Parenting Style

I grew up being a perfectionist, often times to avoid criticism from within the family. As an adult it carried over to my everyday life. Its caused problems in my workplace and relationships. Which carried over into areas of uncertainty in the form of self-doubt. I sought out affirmations from everyone and anyone.....

You Can Let Them Go Now, They’re Adults


As a child, I describe myself as an “old soul.”
Someone who acted older than her age. Growing up with a deaf parent I had to
“grow up” really fast. I didn’t have the typically childhood of those of my
peers being that I had to be the one who helped my mom handle business affairs.
But when I enter adulthood there were times, I grieved the loss of my
childhood. No longer could I snuggle up in my bed and my mom give me medicine
when I was sick. So much of my life’s toughest decisions I faced alone.

The world can be a cruel place. Friends forsake us,
people who we think we can count on turn their backs. Your adult children
should know that you are the one place where they can find acceptance. This
doesn’t mean we have to agree with our children’s choices; however, we…

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