As a hands-on parent, I’ve learned that being fully engaged in your child’s life is essential to their overall growth and development. From my personal experience, I also learned that when I am actively involved in my children’s lives via extra-curricular activities, sports, and school-related events, my children tend to perform at a higher level […]
Higher education is an essential tool to pull your family out of poverty but it can also be a trap. There used to be a time when attending college and obtaining an advanced degree would guarantee you a great job with excellent pay. It is not that way anymore. Today, too many graduate students are […]
Tell us a bit about yourself and your family. My immediate family is comprised of myself (age 41, my birthday is on April 23rd and I’ll be turning 42), and my two boys: Mekhi & Maxwell (ages 7 & 4). My extended family lives in Detroit and I also have three younger sisters, Brandi, Alicia […]
One of the hardest things that I ever researched was my maternal genealogy but I feel it is important to let your children know who they are, their heritage, so they can grow with a positive sense of their whole self. “In order to know your future, you must know your past.” Discovering your history is important […]
Reflections of a proud father: My daughter Kathryn, declared after graduating from Kindergarten, “Girls can do anything dad. One day, I’m gonna be a doctor!” I responded incredulously, “You go girl!” I will revisit this premise again at the close of this article. “Girls can do anything dad. One day, I’m gonna be a doctor!” […]
Single Parenting by Kayde Richardson I am 36-year-old professional single. I have a corporate job along with co-owning three businesses. In addition to that, there are two student-athletes in my life that call me mom. With all that, one may ask where do you find time to date? My reply — all the time!!! […]
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