Escape the Past : Forgive Yourself

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  We learn how to forgive at an early age.  Dating back to elementary school, we were taught that if we did something wrong to someone, we had to apologize to them.  On the flip side, we also learned as Read more

Ray J and Princess Are Expecting Their First Baby

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Singer, TV Personality, and Entrepreneur Ray J has announced that he and wife Princess Love are expecting their first child! The announcement was made today on daytime talk show The Real which Ray J guest co-hosted, and was met with cheers and excitement from audience members Read more

Author Spotlight: Luciana Gilmore

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After a trying time with her mother, Luciana Gilmore began writing words to her own daughters, the words she wished she heard as a young girl. Later some of those words would be used in her book which was released Read more

#FancysThoughts: The Conversations Keneeka Jenkins’s Death is Sparking

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By now we all have heard of the unfortunate death of Keneeka Jenkins, the 19-year old, who according to the Chicago police, died over the weekend after “accidentally walking into a freezer”. While most of us agree that we don’t Read more

#FancysThoughts: Being a Mom Again

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Being a mom again, I know that phrase may sound a little crazy, but that is the only way I know how to describe this current phase of my life. If you are a new expecting mom, I suppose the Read more

#FancysThoughts: 2 Things I Learned at DWD

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Happy Women’s Day! Today I wanted to take a quick minute and share two things I learned about women at one of Love Le Menu’s Dinner With Divas last month. It had been a while since I attended a dinner, Read more

Millennium Mom: Migraine.com

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Ok, sooooo let me start by saying I HATE MIGRAINES!! Especially the kind that puts me out of commission for the entire day. Like c’mon!!! I’m a Mom I don’t have time to lay around waiting for the head throbbing, Read more

Louisiana Ranked As 2nd Highest State For At-Risk Youth

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Louisiana ranked second as the highest state with at risk youth. Mississippi ranked first. An at risk youth is one less likely to transition successfully into adulthood due to growing up in unstable homes or lacking positive role models. When Read more

The Root of the Issue: Self Worth

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Recently, it appears that our youth are under attack! There seems to be an excessive amount of pressure on them especially concerning school. Among school pressure, the youth struggle to grasp the concept of self-worth and love that seemingly has Read more

19th Child of 21 Who Became First Of His Generation to Graduate From College,Shares His Story and Insight for Busy Parents

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Paul Lamar Hunter is the author of No Love, No Charity: The Success of the 19th Child, an autobiography about how he was reared in a family of 21 children but went on to beat the odds and be the Read more

#FancysThoughts: I Cried With Ralph Angel This Weekend

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I cried with Ralph Angel while catching up with Queen Sugar this weekend. It may have seemed like nothing to most people, but I knew from the moment Ralph Angel signed Blue’s permission slip  for the zoo, that  it would Read more

#FancysThoughts: Amy Joyner Could Have Been My Daughter

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Yesterday the news shared the death of 16 year old Amy Joyner who was pronounced dead after being assaulted in the bathroom of Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware by other students. I immediately thought of my own 12 year Read more

PARENTING 101: DISCIPLINE-Does Spanking Work?

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He raises his hand, she cowers!  She raises her hand, he cowers!  Sounds like a peek into a home filled with domestic violence (I will touch on that later), but it’s not.  It is a parent “disciplining” their child. Don’t Read more