Impressionable Daughters

Raising children is hard. It’s especially hard if you want to raise well-rounded, godly, disciplined children with high self-esteem. I knew it would be a challenge to raise a girl. While pregnant with my daughter, I watched the documentary “Dark Girls” about how colorism affects children and women in the Black community. The documentary made me even more determined to build my daughter’s … [Read more...]

What Does the Lord Require of Me?

Yesterday, I had a meltdown. My children and I were getting ready to leave for school and work, and we headed downstairs so they could eat breakfast. Well, on this morning, my children did not want to wait for their waffles to cook. As soon as I put the frozen waffles in the oven, my son and daughter started crying hysterically. I reached my tolerance level and out of frustration handed them a … [Read more...]

A Mom Can Make The Difference

  I gave this speech to a group of young mothers at Covenant House in Washington, DC in 2013. I believe the sentiments expressed can help other mothers who are wrestling with purposeful parenting. In Bishop TD Jakes’ book "Mama Made the Difference," he credits his mother as the one who inspired him to strive for more in his life. He gives the credit to his mother because he says that … [Read more...]