Sometimes It Pays to be a Slacker Mom

"Bff, you've changed". She seemed so serious with her message that it actually concerned me. I began asking myself.. ....more

Deepest Desires and Ugly Truths

"What do you REALLY want?" "What is your deepest, darkest desire?" They're phrased differently in different episodes but these are the questions uttered by the devil in the t.v. series "Lucifer" to draw out people's secret thoughts. I know there are people who think this show is spiritually dangerous and that it should be canceled because it makes the devil look lovable, cool, and funny. But seriously, if your spirituality's maturity level as an adult is where you feel it can be easily shaped by a t.v. show then you probably shouldn't be watching any shows at all ....more

Our Marriage is the Half-Eaten Cake

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Our Marriage is the Half-Eaten Cake

It was just one of those nights I had gotten used to. The husband sends me a text message ...more

My Son's Friends Are Afraid They'll Be Deported

He said it happened during Social Studies. They were discussing concepts such as democracy and voting when one of his female classmates said, "If _____ (supply presidential candidate's name) wins, 'Ahmed' (another classmate and not the boy's real name)and I would have to move out". Fence, Image: Shutterstock...more
ShahidahAli ShahidahAli  I completely agree with you! What some don't realize is that there is ...more

The Necessary Delusion

The Necessary Delusion

Witnesses say the fire started at around 1 a.m. on April 1, and that the most likely cause is faulty electrical wiring. It started on the third floor where I used to hold office. Reports state that there were no casualties but as a former member of this academic community, deep down I can't seem to entirely agree with that.Yes, no one was physically hurt as a result of this tragedy, but the wounds, the depth of injury and pain resulting from this fire is something difficult to quantify....more

What Losing Myself Means

I remember in the 1990s I would often catch episodes of the Oprah Show and was always struck by the number of women expressing their despair over losing themselves. Most of the time I saw mothers painfully admitting that they no longer knew who they were, or what happened to their old vibrant selves.  I was single, with no 'potential sperm donor' in sight and never fully understood the extent of what those mothers were talking about....more

What Losing Myself Means

I remember in the 1990s I would often catch episodes of the Oprah Show and was always struck by the number of women expressing their despair over losing themselves. Most of the time I saw mothers painfully admitting that they no longer knew who they were, or what happened to their old vibrant selves....more

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