As Mother’s Day approaches, some of us look ahead with excitement while we make plans to celebrate the moms in our families. For others, this holiday provokes anxiety and dread because of the pressure to spend the day with a women with whom we have a strained, difficult or just plain bad relationship with. For these women, Mother’s Day can be, well… “a mother”…. More
My ex-boyfriend revealed to me the other day that he refuses to change his niece’s diapers because “girl diapers and men don’t mix”. … More
Don’t Blame Daddy: Is it Fair for Grown Women to Blame Their Relationship Problems on Absent Fathers?
“He said he’s got the hotel ready for us tonight. I was supposed to go yesterday, but my moms was buggin’ so I’m going tonight. He’s coming to get me at the next stop,” went the conversation being held behind me as I waited for the subway this afternoon with a bunch of high school students fresh from dismissal. When I turned around I saw exactly what I expected: Two teenage girls in school uniforms in all of their shaved faux-hawk, false-eyelashed imagined maturity who probably thought they were more grown than I was…. More
As much as my mom and I are alike, she wasn’t what I would describe as the cool mom who I could trade F-bombs with or who would foot the bill for my prom hotel after-party. As cool as Mrs. Brown was, if I ever forgot she was my mom for a second, there was a slipper thrown my way to remind me when I became too comfortable…. More
Compelling, gracious, charismatic and confident. Those are words that have been used to describe First Lady Michelle Obama and actress Jada Pinkett Smith. They’re both famous African American women. And that’s as far as the ... More
A Rhode Island school district has banned father-daughter dances. Was it the right move, or just political correctness …
Jada Pinkett Smith, daughter Willow Smith and mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones share an emotional moment after wrapping their first episode of Red Table Talks. Have you ever felt like you didn’t spend enough “girl time” with your mother and daughter?… More