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Mom Organization Skills 101

There is no greater reward than being a mother, but believe me, for all those expecting moms out there, you sure do have your work cut out for you in order to earn that reward. It was only when I had my second child that I realized, being prepared for any scenario was better…

How Do I Choose the Best Professional Cleaning Service

Keeping your home clean can be an exhausting task, especially if you have to squeeze it in between the chaos and work and keeping your family in line. And if your life feels like it’s nothing but cleaning and tedious chores, perhaps it’s…

How to Keep Your Pool Clean Without Using Chemicals

The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and if you haven’t done it already, you are probably getting ready to open your pool and start the swimming season. Having a pool in your backyard is wonderful, but it requires quite some effort before you…

The Trouble with Chris Brown: A Lesson for My Son

There is something troubling me. Last week the media was agog with R&B star Chris Brown's latest outburst. For those of you who don't follow pop culture, Chris Brown is the R&B singer/dancer who notoriously beat up his then-girlfriend pop star Rhianna two years ago. I think everything that can be said about Chris Brown has already been said. He's a young man who clearly has anger management issues, is immature and in desperate need of a strong, positive male figure in his life. I feel for his mother who must be distraught over the constant turmoil her son seems to invite into his life. I thought hip-hop journalist and activist Kevin Powell eloquently and movingly reached out to Brown in an open letterentreating him to get his act together and confront his demons. Even more powerful was Powell's contextualization of the struggle that young African-American men face in our society that cannot reconcile its discomfort with race.

Seeing the non-stop coverage on Brown's Good Morning America appearance and reading Powell's letter got me thinking about my own son. D2 is not yet a year and a half old and already I worry about him. More after the jump: http://bit.ly/eKvZ7k

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