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True Confessions of A New Mom

Growing up, my parents conveyed a very negative sentiment about having kids. They would often tell my brothers and I not to have kids...
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You Can’t Mix Seasonable People with Lifetime Expectations

Tears cascading down my face and crying that “ugly cry”. The one where snot’s dripping from my nose and the more I try to...
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Poetry for the Soul: Designated Driver

I'm staggering, speech slurred I can't see, my vision's blurred I need a designated driver for when I'm drunk in love When I'm intoxicated and stumbling I...
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My Best Friend Ghosted Me: Now What?

When the calls stopped, I can’t say that I was too surprised. But that didn’t mean it hurt any less. Twenty-four years of friendship had...
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20 Years from Now, What Will My Daughter Say About Me?

Does my mother know what I say about her…how I feel unmothered? How scary it is navigating this world with limited support. How much emotional...
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After The Affair: How I Learned to Forgive, Love, & Grow Past His Infidelity

Every girl grows up wanting the perfect everything. We want the perfect job, the perfect mate, the perfect wedding, marriage, the perfect life. As young...
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I’m a Strong, Single Black Woman. And Yes, I’m Proud

I'm a 42-year-old Black single mother of a 14-year-old son, so I get it. I'm not exactly in the most desirable demographic. I can accept...
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25 Children’s Books That Celebrate Amazing Black Boys

As the mother of my own amazing Black boy who has already made his transition into college, connecting with the younger him through storytelling and...

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Don’t Back Down When God Gives You Everything You’ve Prayed For

This year I’ve learned that sometimes when we whisper our prayers, we pray for what we believe we need. I speak things into the universe...

Insecure No More

When I think about my past, one of the things I would never have called myself was insecure. I had a diverse peer group. I...

When Love Fails and You Prevail: 5 Steps to Gracefully Become...

Iwas 20 years old when I got married to who I thought was the perfect guy. I diligently saved myself for marriage. I was a...