Most of us strive to raise a successful well-balanced child. This process becomes more complicated when the home environment is unstable or has the threat of not remaining stable, such as in a divorce or when a parent has cancer. My wife Cecelia and I were forced to deal with this situation while raising our […]
On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass gave the speech which many now call, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July. Douglass was enslaved and escaped to his freedom. Even though his life was in danger speaking out against slavery as a Black man and he constantly lived under the threat of being recaptured […]
Summer is the time when we swim but many of our little ones are afraid of the water. Your own children will relate with both of these books that feature children learning to swim. Leo Can Swim by Anna McQuinn and Shonda Learns To Swim by Wilanda Akil on Kindle will help your children to feel confident […]
by Janice Celeste Years ago, every urban neighborhood had a public swimming pool where children learned to swim. There were few swim classes but many of us learned by trial and error in the presence of trained lifeguards. Today, there are still a few public pools in urban neighborhoods but due to funding cutbacks too […]
by Janice Celeste Every summer we’d take a road trip in my parents’ Chevy Impala from Philadelphia to visit my dad’s family in Pensacola, Florida. In the car was my mom (who didn’t drive), my dad, my little brother, and then there was me. From age 16 on, I’d help my dad with the driving. What […]
We asked parents how they manage to travel with young children and not go completely insane. What made it easier on them? Moms came through big time with some awesome tips that they’ve actually used themselves. If you’re traveling this summer by car, train or plane, these tips will help you have a pleasant trip. If you […]
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