GUEST BLOG – THE MY TERRACOTTA HOME STORY: PLOT TWIST – NEW HOME TO APARTMENT

In December of 2019, not that long ago actually, home became a 836 square feet apartment now known as the humble and nostalgic My Terracotta Home, instead of a 1986 sq. ft. two story building that was purchased two years earlier by my Ex-husband and I.  It’s still painful and unbelievable for me to utter [...]

GUEST POST: HOW TO PAY FOR AN HBCU EDUCATION FROM A MOM WHO’S DOING IT

By Tauleece Thomas, Esq. Financing a college education is often one of the most daunting tasks that parents face on their parenting journey. There are so many questions to ask and answer as our children approach that ultimate decision of where they will matriculate after high school: Do we take out loans? Do we do [...]

GUEST BLOG: I WAS ALWAYS MY MOM’S KING, PROBLEM IS SHE’S MADE SURE SHE’S MY ONLY QUEEN!

Yes, I am a grown ass man and admit being a King and never a prince has caused me issues in my adult life. See my father left my mother with 4 children to take care of. By the grace of God, entertainment has my back so I was blessed with good jobs that support [...]

GUEST POST: SEXUAL ABUSE CHRONICLES

Warning: For sensitive readers, this guest post was written by a sexual abuse survivor and some readers may find the details to be upsetting. My name is Infiniti, I’m now 22 years old with a 1-year old child. I am a survivor of sexual molestation. I am remembering my life based off elementary school, to [...]

GUEST BLOG: AN AUTISM JOURNEY – WHY I CHOSE TO HOMESCHOOL

My 13-year-old son, Johnny, was diagnosed with autism when he was 4-years -old. Johnny started Pre-K and attended the brick and mortar school until the second grade. By the second grade, I was done with both schools! They were doing the most {messed} up in school! My son was secluded from the kids in his [...]

Guest Blogger: Tia M. Ivy

My name is Tia M. Ivy, around 2010/2011, I begin to notice nodules in my armpits then later in other areas of my body. It was not until 2017, that my Primary Care Physician diagnosed me with Hidradenitis Suppurativa. My Primary Care Physician did a physical examination, prescribed antibiotics and advised me to follow up [...]

GUEST BLOG – GOING TO WAR FOR MY BLACK CHILD

This week we are featuring a guest blog from Serrieh H. of It's Hard out Here for a Hippie.  Read about her experience raising a Black child in America.   I am of Lebanese and German decent. My daughter is Black.  I can say this even though my heritage is not African American. Because in this [...]