Family nutrition: Discover alkaline diet!

  Just like most of the diets, the alkaline one was developed in Hollywood. It’s vastly popular among celebrities, but this diet can also protect the health of your family. Also known as ash or alkaline acid diet, this change in nutrition can help you lose weight, protect your teeth and avoid many health problems, such as arthritis and cancer. The secret to this diet … Continue reading Family nutrition: Discover alkaline diet!

Book Review: Thirty Sunsets by Christine Hurley Deriso

Release date: July 8th 2014Publisher: FluxPurchase: Amazon Synopsis via Goodreads: To Forrest Shephard, getting away to the family’s beach house with her parents and her brother, Brian, is the best part of every summer. Until this year, when her mother invites Brian’s obnoxious girlfriend, Olivia, to join them.  Suddenly, Forrest’s relaxing vacation becomes a mission to verify the reality of Olivia’s rumored eating disorder. But the truth behind Olivia’s … Continue reading Book Review: Thirty Sunsets by Christine Hurley Deriso

Brother Kills Sister, Mother Wounded in Harlem

Girl, 13, Shot Dead in Harlem; Mother Wounded

According to NBC News, a woman received multiple gunshot wounds while her 13 year old daughter was killed at a housing project in Harlem, New York on Tuesday morning. The mother, who’s in critical condition at the Harlem Hospital, told police officers that the suspect is none other than her 28 year old son. WTH! The man was shot by police during a confrontation outside the building and was taken to the hospital for his injuries.  Continue reading “Brother Kills Sister, Mother Wounded in Harlem”

Book Review – ‘Come Home’ by Lisa Scottoline

When Jill’s distraught ex-stepdaughter Abby brings news of her ex-husband’s death, her world is thrust into turmoil. Was it an accident or murder? Is she willing to sacrifice her future for her past to uncover the answers? 

Does the invisible thread exist regardless if you’re blood related or not? Well, in Lisa Scottoline’s latest book, family is certainly defined in a way one would not expect. 

Come Home is intense from start to finish; Scottoline’s immediate reveals were clearly a set up for the bigger eye openers, and you’ll absolutely feel awakened by the end. This book lived up greatly to the previous ‘Save Me’, and I’m positive we have another best seller on our hands. Continue reading “Book Review – ‘Come Home’ by Lisa Scottoline”

Domestic Abuse, infidelity & An Unusual Family

Jdramas surely know how to stir up ones emotions when they get intense, and Kare, Otto, Otoko Tomodachi was no exception. This series was my first to watch since the start of the new year, and I’m more than satisfied with what I’ve been given. It was only eight episodes lasting about forty minutes each and I stayed up all night watching the entire thing. At first, I was sort of skeptical with how I might receive this drama, due to the fact that two of the daughters portrayed whorish behavior, and the eldest was trapped in a violent marriage that I couldn’t save her from. However, once each character was broken down and the audience got to analyze them individually, you could see the causes behind their behavior and the kind of life they built for themselves.

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Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop: Crazy or Fed Up?

By now you might’ve seen the popular video on Youtube portraying a North Carolina father who’s had enough of his daughter and her inappreciative ways. It’s something a lot of parents can attest to; working hard to provide for your children and not have them respect you at all. Well, this dad has reached his breaking point with his 15 year old daughter for her nasty little post left on facebook: Continue reading “Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop: Crazy or Fed Up?”

For Thought: 17 year old abused by stepfather

While catching up on Jamaica Star’s latest reports, I came across a story in the Dear Pastor section. Apparently, a 17 year old was being sexually abused by her stepfather and her mother did nothing about it even though she told her. So the story starts out like this, the teen says she’s dating a 27 year old whom her stepfather doesn’t like (jeez I wonder why). On two occasions while she was at home alone with her stepfather, he raped her then threatened her not to tell anyone. It was after the second assault that she finally developed the strength to tell her mother, but unfortunately Continue reading “For Thought: 17 year old abused by stepfather”

My boyfriend, my hero…hopefully

My girls and I are always having discussions about the kind of qualities we look for in men. Often times we say he has to be determine, ambitious, kind, attractive, and the list goes on. But what I hope for above all the other attributes, yes even before hotness, is courage. Lord knows I do not want a sissy. And if a man acts cowardly in times where his strength is required, need be physical, mental, or emotional, then that will affect my overall image of him. To be honest, it would ruin even the first impression that was obviously good if Continue reading “My boyfriend, my hero…hopefully”

For Thought: What’s all the fuss about?

 

I’ve been hearing a lot regarding Beyonce’s decision to fire her manager, who happens to be her father Mathew Knowles. After the news came out about daddy Knowles’ getting fired, I thought it would end there but apparently some people just couldn’t leave it alone. Recently speculations began to spread surrounding the “real” reason why he was let go. Many are claiming that Mr. Knowles was ripping off his superstar daughter, and now he’s filing a lawsuit against Beyonce’s new management (which happens to be her husband’s own Roc Nation) citing that they convinced his daughter to fire him on the basis of false accusations.  Continue reading “For Thought: What’s all the fuss about?”

Would you support a man that doesn’t work?

I don’t know how some ladies feel about working to take care of their home and their unemployed men, but I for one know that there is no way I’m going to take care of a man laying around the house while I’m out busting my behind trying to make a living for both of us. And I know some guys are going to say that if women can stay at home while they’re out working then why can’t the men do the same thing? Well, for me the answer is simple: both should be out working. While many argue that at least one parent should remain a homemaker when children are involved, I think that by prioritizing and finding a reasonable compromise will grant you precious time to spend together as a family even though both are employed. Continue reading “Would you support a man that doesn’t work?”

Top 10 Songs for Mothers

Today is such a lovely day. It is the day when we as children give our mothers an extra special treat for being who they are. Mothers should always be appreciated but on this day we take the time out to recognize that truth. I’ve taken the time to put together a playlist of songs dedicated to these caregivers. Check out my “Top 10 Songs for Mothers” below and tell me which is your favorite. Continue reading “Top 10 Songs for Mothers”

“I love him but he’s married”

When is it ever okay for a woman to date a married man, or date one who’s married but separated? I remember back in the day it was so classless for a woman to do such a thing, that she would make sure it was kept in the closet. These days, the mistresses are out in the open and up in the wife’s face with it. Some well known celebrities are guilty of dating married men out in the public, and are accused of breaking up homes. For example, Alicia Keys, Kat Von D (and all the other females who dated Jesse James), Fantasia, and who can forget Continue reading ““I love him but he’s married””

Your concern is neither relevant nor appreciated.

Have you ever wondered why some people feel the need to presumptuously convey THEIR thoughts about YOUR life? especially when theirs is up in shambles. It’s like getting slapped in the face by someone in a more harsh predicament than yourself.  For example, why would you voice your opinion about my life and feel it’s appropriate for you to give your two sense on things? Continue reading “Your concern is neither relevant nor appreciated.”

“Pariah” is worth watching!

  Director and writer Dee Rees tells the story of a Brooklyn born teenager struggling to find her own identity, and trying to balance her social relationships in “Pariah“. The movie stars Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Stephanie Andujar, Nina Daniels, and Aasha Davis. “Pariah” was screened on the opening night of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and has received positive reviews. Visit the official website for … Continue reading “Pariah” is worth watching!

Live For Today

There are things that often times get you down. You spend your days worrying that you forget to just stop and live a little. Well, here are a few tips on how to remain positive:

1. You can’t change the entire world at once. You can instead do your best to make a difference, it always starts with one.

2. Nothing is meant to last so be happy that it happened.

3. Live for the moment, the moment is now.

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