The Punch Heard Round The World -The NY Jets’ Geno Smith and A Teachable Moment About Manhood

This week, the NFL and football fans everywhere were up in arms (or at least shaking their heads incessantly) about news that the New York Jets star quarterback, Geno Smith, would be out 6-10 weeks after suffering a broken jaw at the hands of a punch to the face by his teammate, IK Enemkpali. According … Continue reading The Punch Heard Round The World -The NY Jets’ Geno Smith and A Teachable Moment About Manhood

3 Things Boys (And Men !) Believe About Manhood That Are TOTALLY Wrong

1. Getting women/girls pregnant is a demonstration of manliness.  The right mentors will teach your son that producing children has nothing to do with manhood, because nearly every man is born with the ability to procreate with a woman.  Similarly, having many females can be a symbolic of many things that have nothing to do with manhood.  … Continue reading 3 Things Boys (And Men !) Believe About Manhood That Are TOTALLY Wrong

3 Things Moms Teach Their Sons Everyday Without Even Knowing It!

You might be amazed how as mothers, you are being watched and scrutinized by your children.  Without even realizing it, you are teaching them everyday - these three things: 1. How women deserve to be treated: If you carry yourself with respect and class, don’t let others disrespect you, mistreat you, take advantage of you, … Continue reading 3 Things Moms Teach Their Sons Everyday Without Even Knowing It!

“Single Moms Should Never Tell Their Sons No”, And 2 Other Things You Should Stop Believing Immediately! By Mervin A. Bourne, Jr. April 30, 2015

Being a single mother has it’s own unique parenting pressures and challenges. They are multiplied when the child – unlike you – is a male.   Don’t fall into the common trap of believing these three things: You should never tell your son he can’t have something. Understandably, there can be some guilt associated with single-motherhood … Continue reading “Single Moms Should Never Tell Their Sons No”, And 2 Other Things You Should Stop Believing Immediately! By Mervin A. Bourne, Jr. April 30, 2015

Are Single Parent Homes “Broken”??

I was doing some reading on the net this morning and came across an article from a writer who referred to single parent homes as "broken".  It was actually meant to be an  inspirational piece, within which the writer shared that she also grew up in a "broken" home. She goes on to tell her … Continue reading Are Single Parent Homes “Broken”??

Does Society Glamorize Single Motherhood?

This week I came across a beautiful picture of Nia Long on the cover of a prior Essence magazine with her two sons. Caption said, "Single, Satisfied, and Raising Her Boys." Then I came across another article by an author who opined that such articles were actually glamorizing single motherhood. So...obviously there are different schools … Continue reading Does Society Glamorize Single Motherhood?