Raise your hand if you have children born in two different decades. Raise your hand if you are struggling with parenting in areas you thought you mastered with older children. Raise your hand if you are reading this wondering where did you go wrong as a parent. Lastly if you are reading this and youContinue reading “Being a Parent in the Digital Age”
Category Archives: Charmane’s blog
Controlling the Narrative
Originally I was going to spend way too much time talking about the Wendy Williams movie, when I heard that news series New York Times Presents did a story on Britney Spears. Then all of sudden everyone was talking about Britney. Intrigued with the idea of framing the narrative, I checked out the story.
Are You Brave Enough to be the Light?
Trump only got to occupy a little of today’s festivities. He boarded Marine One, flew a few miles to JAB where a small crowd of supporters cheered him on and he walked off to Village People’s YMCA.
First Deliberately Dope is welcoming a new member, my sister Charlie! Her addition is so organic. I don’t recall when, but sometime last year my sister was included in my morning phone calls with Latrice. Our conversations would cover everything from what is going on in our personal lives to hot topics. Charlie will cover two her passions – legacy and finical security. Secondly we are adding a podcast! “Saturday Morning Coffee is Dope”, just like our weekly blogs, we will be discussing hot topics and picking one of our post from the week and doing a deep dive. Needless to say, I am excited.
Ma Rainy’s Black Bottom
The second half of this blog will contain spoilers. Ma Rainy’s Black Bottom was part of a series of ten plays written by August Wilson. Written in 1982, this story takes place in Chicago in early 1927. The setting was a day in the life of Ma Rainy and her band’s recording session. I wasContinue reading “Ma Rainy’s Black Bottom”
Lazy vs Depression
What happens to a hypochondriac, introvert during a pandemic with a history of depression? Well you get me struggling with the dark comfort that depression sometimes offers. Today was a perfect sunny 88 degrees and I had to force myself to take a shower, put on semi clean clothing to pick up a Walmart curbsideContinue reading “Lazy vs Depression”
Sad Mother’s Day
One thing everyone has or had is a mother, so Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that everyone loves to celebrate. Even when your mother has passed, it can be sad but still a celebration to the woman who gave you life. What about when you are estranged from your mother? Mother’s Day isContinue reading “Sad Mother’s Day”
How are YOU doing?
As we enter into week forever of the pandemic, I want to ask “How are you doing?”. For me I miss my routine. Early morning workout, getting the kids off to school, work, cooking dinner and relaxing with either a book or television in the evening. In other words, I missed being busy! But doContinue reading “How are YOU doing?”
What has become your new normal?
Unlike the movie, 28 Days Later, day 28 of stay orders is pretty uneventful. By now I am no longer glued to CNN/MSNBC 24 hours everyday all day. I’ve gone back to diversifying my news sources. I am listening to reliable podcasts, reading news papers (well, on my iPad), checking the CDC website for updates.Continue reading “Day 28”