The Great Family Bed Debate -- Settled

When our first daughter was born, we thought it sounded terribly romantic to let her sleep in bed with us. Because, how in the world were we expected to let this poor, innocent baby sleep cold and alone in a room by herself Fast-forward three months later, when we kicked our baby out of our bed and into her own crib because, how in the world can a baby who's hardly the size of a football and can't even hold her own head up manage to take up 95 percent of our king-sized bed?? ...more
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Don't Be Selfish By Having a Child-free Wedding

This summer, my husband and I have approximately 10,000 weddings to attend. OK, that's an exaggeration, but it definitely feels that way. In and of itself, our plenitude of weddings are a good thing. Drinks! Dinner! Butter cream frosting! The only problem with all these weddings this summer is that the vast majority of them don't include an invitation extended to our offspring....more
You are so right. Why should entitled parents feel that they have the right to dictate how ... more

Don't Be Selfish By Having a Child-free Wedding

This summer, my husband and I have approximately 10,000 weddings to attend. OK, that's an exaggeration, but it definitely feels that way. In and of itself, our plenitude of weddings are a good thing. Drinks! Dinner! Butter cream frosting! The only problem with all these weddings this summer is that the vast majority of them don't include an invitation extended to our offspring....more
People should not have to curtail their desire to host a child free event, especially their own ... more

When You Look at Me You Don’t See Color – Your Loss!

Often when I talk to people about race they say, "When I look at you I don't see color." My response to them is always the same. Aloud I say, "That is your loss, my color is beautiful." To myself I say, "You are either unobservant or a liar." ...more
It is the most dishonest and ridiculous thing. WHen someone says to me, "I don't see color" I ... more

Dear America: On Charleston, the Stars and Bars, and the N-Word

Dear America,I need you to calm down and stop being shocked and awed and aghast for one moment. Not desensitized, not numb, that’s impossible and frankly, you'd be an android or bot or something if you were....more
THis is a wonderful article. more

America Is Not Safe

Wake up, America. Terrorism doesn’t come from a faceless person overseas, it’s coming from your neighbor here, in America....more
As a black woman, I know exactly how you feel. I am surprised to see that people of other races ... more

My Children Are Not Intruders

Growing up as a child, my mother taught me many things. She taught me to be independent, persistent and kind. Everything I am is because of what I learned from her. As much as I don't want to admit it sometimes, our personalities are very similar.Our features are even the same. We look exactly alike except for one thing. She is fair skinned and often mistaken as white. My brother, looks like her too, only with blue eyes and blonde hair. And then there's me. The dark one of the family....more
Wow, this is so eloquent. Thank you for sharing. more

There Is No Room for Your 'Buts' About Pulling a Gun on Teens in Swimsuits in McKinney

I see you. You're on Twitter or Facebook calling yourself the voice of reason because everything isn't racial, Arnebya, stop making everything racial....more
"OUR VERY EXISTENCE GIVES THE IMPRESSION OF WRONGDOING." This sentence, every time a black is ... more

The Duggar Story is Mine

I know this is not what I normally write about here but the subject is incredibly important.........more
I am so sorry that you had this happen to you. I have tentatively followed the Duggar story, for ... more

It’s called abuse and there’s no excuse for it.

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i happen to agree with you, it was abusive. The only thing that surprises me about this ... more