It Takes a Village: The Importance of Education in the Black Community

 

Educator and Speaker

Educator and Speaker

We have a great responsibility in making sure that ALL children receive a quality education. We need parents to be actively involved and support your child’s teacher! “It takes a villiage…” Our community suffers the most because we don’t put emphasis on the importance of education. Start today! Ask your child what they’ve learned everyday. Check their homework. Talk to them about their future and passion (career choices). Expect them to attend and finish college!!! Let’s disprove the statistics!!!
From the heart,
Mrs. Gwendolyn Owens-Educator (15th year)

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Family Ties That Bind

Mom and Dad

my grandbabiesBrian and Brandi

To those of you who have parents who are still living: do all you can because tomorrow is not promised. They have raised and nurtured you so make the time to check on them, run errands and take them places.
I am blessed beyond measure to still have my parents who are still married, alive and well. My mother is 75 and my father is 88. I am grateful for everything they have taught me, their unconditional love and guidance. Last week, I was able to go home. My dad and I had long talks about life and my mom and I had mother/daughter time. Also, I spent time with my children and grandchildren; they are my heart and soul. I cried when I left. Father, thank you for giving my parents longevity and keeping my children and grandchildren.

Should You Allow Your Boyfriend to Discipline Your Children? Hell No!!!

?????????????(Real Talk) Ladies, I just answered a question on Black Parents United ( please support): Is it appropriate to allow your boyfriend ( not the father) to discipline your child/children? (paraphrased) This is a pet peeve of mine. How could you allow a man ,that you are dating/boyfriend, to put his hands on your child? If he is not the father or your husband, you are out of line!!! We read online and hear on the news everyday about children being severely abused, tortured and even killed by a non- parent. MOTHERS protect your children. I realize there are different scenarios but you should set boundaries. If you are married to a man who is not the biological father, there needs to be a discussion and parameters set as to how/who disciplines the child/children. There are some excellent step-fathers out there who are loving and nurturing so kudos to you!!! But, this post is in reference to abusive boyfriends and sometimes step-fathers. Ladies, don’t EVER forget that your role is to protect your children!!! ( I am not trying to offend anyone; I am speaking out of love and being a voice for children.)
P.S. I would be in jail smoking cigarettes and I have asthma!!! You mess with my kids, I am going to have a state issued number across my chest!

Happy Mother’s Day from RSWY (Tribute to Deceased Mothers)

 

Good morning RSWY Faithful Followers:  Sunday is Mother’s Day and I would like to pay tribute to mothers who have transitioned. Please give your mother’s name, the year she passed and a few words. God bless each of you and may your hearts be filled with fond memories and not sadness. From the heart, Gwendolyn

“Mother, even though you are not with me physically, you continue to watch over me through the love I feel in my heart. Mommy, I miss you and may you continue to R.I.P. Happy Mother’s Day from the Sons and Daughters of Relationships Start With You.” (words on the picture)

Tribute to Deceased Moms from RSWY
My mother lost my grandmother Lucy Sherman on Feb. 17, 1990. She was a very quiet woman with a sweet spirit who loved her family and God. Mam-maw- I love and miss you so much and I know that you are watching over me!!! I did make you proud! Your grand-daughter, Gwendolyn