Long before I got knocked up, or more accurately, as soon as I paid all that money to get myself knocked up at the Batzofin Fertility Clinic, people told me how amazing my sex life would be when I did get pregnant.
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.
Talking is always good, and the mother-to-son conversation is especially important. It's our job as mothers to counter the asinine and inappropriate media messages our sons receive and teach them to respect and admire women.
Being a dad rocks. It's almost like children are hard-wired to know that you go to mom for the emotional support and you go to dad for the mayhem and amusement.
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.
Recent studies only reinforce what most of us intuitively understand: The easiest way to achieve a healthy weight is to not become overweight in the first place. Join me in making active lifestyles a priority for children.
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.
Now that we are coming to the end of National Bully Prevention month, now what? Bullies move on because it's easy for them; they have suffered no collateral damage, but the bullied sometimes never get the chance to.
What race are your children? That of their father? Their mother? The one that does them the most "good"? Or that makes them most comfortable in their skin?
Bullying and violence have no place in our schools. When our children are the targets as a result of their orientation, perceived orientation, gender identity or gender expression, it is critical that there are adults they can turn to.
In the early 1990's I was director of a 72-bed residence for teenagers just outside of New York City. From reading each youth's background information, I learned about the often- horrific circumstances from which most of them had come.
Junior year is the most important year for college applications. On top of prepping for the ACT and SAT, I have to try and maintain my grades. Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn't have been easier if I had just gotten a couple of Bs.
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.
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.
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.