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My Teenage Niece has a Girlfriend! Why Didn’t She Tell Me?

Clearly, I did something wrong! It was apparent that I sent a message that I did not have unconditional love for her. Maybe she thought I was going to be... Read More

When the D Isn’t Pleasing…Pt II

Now ladies, I’m sure we’ve all experienced disappointment and regret a time or two over the course of our lives causing us to crawl out of bed thinking, WTF…that was... Read More

10 Great Books to Read to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

Hallelujah for the summer! If you’re anything like me, you’ve been counting down to the lazy days of summer. Long gone are the days of waking up early and following... Read More

Emulating the Athlete

The ponderer, wonderer, and dreamer in Iyabo started to think deeply… What drives these really fit men and women athletes to keep going, never give up, and score victory after victory?What... Read More

How to Get Your Child An Athletic College Scholarship

Okay friends, if your family is anything like ours, a lot of time goes into plotting and planning your children's future. This is especially true when you begin to think... Read More

The STD You May Have

That’ll get your attention! Now that you’re here, let’s talk about a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that most will encounter in their lifetime. This includes women AND men. ... Read More

My husband & I date other people!

You hear it time and time again, put your spouse first. Leave to cleave, yada yada yada and we do put each other first. However, we also understand the importance... Read More

3 Kids Later: My Nappily Ever After

3 Kids Later:  My Nappily Ever After Anyone else remember watching the cult classic, early 2000’s reality tv gem, John and Kate Plus Eight?  Remember her “soccer mom” super short,... Read More

Summer Break is Upon Us

Another Year Gone I can’t believe this school year is complete! My daughter has just completed another grade, 1st grade and we’re on to 2nd…that quickly! I remember when she... Read More

Quick and Easy Breakfast Egg Muffin

Since the birth of my second baby girl I find that we eat out and do takeouts more often than when we were a family of three. Gone are the... Read More

Mind Yo Business Sis: A Biblical Perspective

Mind yo business?!?That can’t be in the Bible!I know for sure the Lord doesn’t want me to mind my business! Does He?But there it was. Plain as day:1 Thessalonians 4:1,... Read More

Why I Put My Kids In Harm’s Way

How could you let this happen? And then I thought about it a bit, and I realized—if I’m being honest—that I too have put my children into harm’s way on more... Read More

Abortion Laws 2019

The pro-life vs pro choice debate has been a long-standing debate that has created division of people in all circles. With the recent national news of abortion law changes, this... Read More

Abortion: A Loaded Conversation

Pregnancy Can Be Tough As a mom who spent a little more than a trimester of pregnancy being very sick, I understand how taxing carrying a life can be. As... Read More

Dear Entitled White Alabama Lawmakers,

Initially, my plan was to start this open letter by declaring that you are the abortion your mothers should have had, but I opted not to go that route. Instead,... Read More

Grab them by the…

“Grab them by the pussy”! Isn’t that what the President of the United States said? So, if that’s what your Commander in Chief feels and thinks about women, why wouldn’t... Read More

Open Letter To Governor Kay Ivey

Dear Governor Kay Ivey,   Did you think in all of your 74 years of living you’d be referred to as a misogynist?   Misogyny (/mɪˈsɒdʒɪni/) is the hatred of,... Read More

24 weeks…

I was only 18 It was my freshman year in college. I was running track and extremely in shape.  Every day after track practice, I would pig out. Afterward, I’d... Read More

I actually made an appointment for an abortion…

Once upon a time… I was a young naive 17-year-old college freshman from the hood of East Orange, walking the campus of The College of New Jersey in the suburbs... Read More

Abortion: One ob/gyn’s perspective

I’ve never had an abortion so I can’t say how it feels to be in the position to make that decision. I can say that I’ve counseled hundreds of women... Read More