That so many have -- and in the process downloaded and trafficked in illegal child pornography -- speaks volumes about how society thinks about Black girls. For that reason alone, Amber Cole is my daughter.
How much is too much to give your children? Often, in assisting one's children, a parent dulls the character, integrity, work ethic, and socialization skills their children need to become responsible adults.
I'm a wife, mother of a toddler, full-time employee, runner and a CrossFitter. I'm also currently training for my first ultramarathon. Through it all, I still maintain that the majority of us can find the time to exercise if we have the desire and we are flexible. Here's how I do it.
Many parents seem hugely conflicted about whether to go cold turkey and draw a hard line. The dirty little secret in our house is that we allow our three children, ages 8, 11 and 14, to watch TV. But we've set some hard and firm rules for which they must abide.
African culture is an oral culture but modernity has given us ways to document our stories and heritage. This is why I was so excited to see and share Arit's Fables, a series of animated African fables for children.
Weeks ago, I attempted the famed and necessary baby registry. Famed, because everyone tells me I need a registry and necessary, because no one can afford all the crap that these stores insist is supposed to be basic.
Upon learning of the inevitable arrival of a child into my life, I was faced with having to give up that which I considered priceless: my time. Now that I'm a father with some years on me, I can barely remember what I was doing with all the time I had as a single, kid-free man.
Will I have the same energy, drive and interest in my work? Is my baby going to miss me? These are just a few of the questions racing through my head as I prepare to return to what was once second nature -- work.
We could debate why childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years but that won't do much to reverse the trend. Here are some ways to ward off childhood obesity starting with your own home today.
Our daughter has grown to become a determined, strong-minded, opinionated, confident, ultra-cute little girl. She is a fighter, and undoubtedly, she has needed every ounce of fight within her to make it this far.