Back to School: 4 Ways to Inspire a Great School Year

Back to School: 4 Ways to Inspire a Great School Year

Summer is almost over, and that means that children across the nation are headed back to school. The care-free days of summer wreak havoc on the order that is necessary for children to succeed in school. Try these steps to inspire a great school year for your child....
My Son Declared His Blackness, So I Wrote Him a Letter

My Son Declared His Blackness, So I Wrote Him a Letter

Dear Sesame, I try to reserve these letters for birthdays or other special occasions, but the other day you walked in the living room and said “I Black! Mommy, you Black. And Daddy, you Black too.” I’m not sure what prompted this revelation because up until now you’ve...
Dear Destani,

Dear Destani,

    Since she was in the fifth grade, I have kept a journal for Destani. I don’t write everyday, just when there is something special I need to share. Something I know she won’t truly understand until she is older. Most of the time she doesn’t agree with my...
A Tale of Two Daughters

A Tale of Two Daughters

On October 19, 1999, my life changed forever. At approximately 11:30 pm Destani Ron’nae Stone was born. She was and has always been the most beautiful baby I have ever seen. Not only was she beautiful, she also had the most beautiful spirit. Then the tween years came....
Playing Outside: Life Lessons

Playing Outside: Life Lessons

  Playing outside seems like a flashback to the days of old. School is out for summer, what better time to reminisce on the days of our childhood? Remember those days of playing red light, green light stop in the dark as the lightning bugs buzzed around? However,...
Misdiagnosed Miscarriage: A blighted ovum

Misdiagnosed Miscarriage: A blighted ovum

by: Kia Chambers   When I first found out I was pregnant, (around 4 weeks) my husband and I were super excited!  This was the best news ever!  We were so excited to go to our first appointment and see our baby on the ultrasound screen.  We didn’t get the news we...