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Trapped in Your Relationship?: A 5-Question Quiz

By Tiffany Forte Yes, yes, we know that many people may be busy planning for Valentine’s Day, but what if your relationship is strained around this holiday? No one should hang on to a romance that’s making them miserable. “When people seem mentally healthy and it looks like they could easily make a change that […]

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New Clothing Line Promotes Self-Esteem in Black Children

By Tiffany Forte A lot of popular images in the media are not so positive. However, Steve Johnson is fighting to change this with his “Be… Fearless” clothing apparel line. The Fearless Five concept is based on a team of young, black children spending their free time using their imaginations to be superheroes. “As parents, […]

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Are You Ready for New Car Seat Laws?: 8 Things You Should Know

By Tiffany Forte What’s one of the most important things on a baby shower registry? Many people will say that it’s a child’s car seat. And though we trust manufacturers to make our products extra safe, did you know that all companies aren’t required to do side-impact crash tests? That’s going to change with new […]

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Putting Down The iPad: 7 Ways To Raise A Reader

These days it is easy to let your children get engrossed in the world of their iPads; there’s educational games, movies and even interactive stories that can be read to them highlighting reading words just like mom and dad.  However, this may not be the best way for our children to get a love of […]

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There’s No “Just Getting Over It” & 8 Other Things You Need to Know After Pregnancy or Infant Loss

Grieving the loss of your child can be compounded by other peoples views or insensitivities.  Tamisha, a legal secretary from Long Beach, California, had a normal pregnancy.  However, there was a malformation that wasn’t detected on the ultrasound.  Her baby died four hours after birth. Doctors and nurses avoided her, ignored her questions or gave […]

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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Month: Erica’s Story: A Near-Death Experience with HELLP Syndrome & Losing Baby Grace

This month we have been spotlighting pregnancy and infant loss.  For some expectant parents, complications arise causing the baby to die days after the baby is born.  Sometimes the baby has health issues, but in Erica’s case, she developed a condition that put her in danger causing a chain of events that led to infant […]

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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month: Phyllis’ Story: Tears for Baby Adam & Fears in Her Next Pregnancy

This week in recognition of pregnancy and infant loss month we’re sharing powerful personal stories of amazing women who faced unspeakable circumstances–losing a baby–but are talking about it and empowering other women with their experiences. Phyllis Baldwin, of Chicago, lost her second child, Adam, at the 22-week mark in her pregnancy.  Doctors couldn’t tell her why […]

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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Month: Actress Lela Rochon Shares Her Story, Trusting Your Body & Important Tips for Black Women

Sadly, despite all the modern-day medical triumphs, almost 16% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage or still birth according to CDC statistics compiled in 2004.  October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and this week we are sharing empowering personal stories, tips and resources on this important subject that affects millions of families every […]

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Tasty Tuesday: One Yummy Way To Add Pumpkin Spice To Your Greens

The smoothie “fad” isn’t going away.  As a matter of fact, it is getting stronger and stronger as the health benefits become clearer.  It is a great way to get your vitamins and fiber while filling you up so that you may consume fewer calories per day.  Preparation usually takes a few moments so this […]

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Tasty Tuesday: It’s The Great Pumpkin! And Sangria Soup

Fall lends itself to a very interesting time.  We want to embrace what is left of summer, while cuddling up due to the nip of the fall air.  Today’s Tasty Tuesday offering pairs those two things together beautifully. Sangria is the toast of all things summer.  There’s wine.  There’s fruit.  It is a good time […]

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