Culture

“The Talk” and Their Rights: Inspiration for Continuing the Conversation {+book recommendation}

I am not sure that “The Talk” is a discussion that occurs in a one-time sitting. I’ve been having this conversation as a series of talks over time as my sons mature, become more curious, have their own experience, and witness news in the media. When I was growing up, …

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Culture

Ms. Jae’s Musings ~ 15 June 2020

This is the Friday of the week beginning on June 15, 2020. Welcome to Free-thought Fridays! We continue with GEMINI SEASON! The most wonderful time of the year! So many June babies! This week, shout-out to my kid cousin. She’s 22 this year. This week there is Juneteenth and the …

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Education

High School Planning #3: Looking Ahead

Hey, Educated People! Welcome back to my series, High School Planning where we are discussing the benefits in looking ahead. Please remember that this a blog and vlog series. You will read here first and then be routed to my vlog for Step Three’s video lesson. If you’re new to …

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Culture

Being Black Thrice

Being a Black woman is like being Black twice. But, being a Black mama, is like being Black thrice. The pressure to be a not-so-angry firefly, A pretty butterfly and one helluva a fierce dragonfly is so heavy. So deadly. Miss Me. No, miss him. Not her baby boy. Not …

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Culture

Ms. Jae’s Musings ~ 08 June 2020

This is the Friday of the week beginning on June 8, 2020. Welcome to Free-thought Fridays! We continue with GEMINI SEASON! The most wonderful time of the year! I know so many June babies. This week, shout-out to my twin cousin and my nephew’s mama. This week there is national …

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Education

High School Planning #2: Course Descriptions

Hey, Educated People! Welcome back to my series, High School Planning where we are discussing course descriptions. Please remember that this a blog and vlog series. You will read here first and then be routed to my vlog for Step Two’s video lesson. If you haven’t read Step One yet, …

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Culture

Ms. Jae’s Musings ~ 01 June 2020

This is the Friday of the week beginning on June 1, 2020. Welcome to Free-thought Fridays! We continue with GEMINI SEASON! My birthday was this week. America was in turmoil. Still is. This week’s Musings is a special edition. Instead of a sporadic list of things, I’m sharing a thematic …

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Education

High School Planning #1: Graduation Requirements

Hey, Educated People! Welcome to my new series, High School Planning where we will discuss all things high school as it relates to familiarizing your student with the transition from junior high to senior high as a rising freshman (or sophomore). Today, we are discussing graduation requirements. I would like …

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LifestyleSpirituality

Closing My Fifth Seven

Everything in time (and by extension, in life) moves in cycles. Seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years, all add up to become part of a cycle. Some cycles move very quickly like our beating hearts or a bolt of lightning while others move very slowly like the return of a …

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Lifestyle

Knowing The Most: Developing Selfhood in Child-Rearing

In 14 years of motherhood, I have learned that there is such a thing as “knowing the most.” This is my term to define which areas in personhood and human development it benefits me (as the mama) to know the most about my child(ren). For the sake of a whole-child …

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