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Traveling for work...working two jobs...going to school...or just plain trifling! The world we live in has so many reasons why married couples are spending more time apart than together. This becomes an even greater challenge when children are in the mix. Join us as we talk with "The Stiletto Mom" Neneh Diallo about her views on married single parenting and how to maintain your marriage and your sanity through it all!
Happy Inspirational Monday to you! The Erica Q. Cooper Show will discuss Being A Single Parent. Our guest today is Shirelle Brown. Shirelle Brown is a part-time freelance writer and a full-time mother, and is currently employed as a full-time government employee, who was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She spends most of her down time reading and people watching, which is what led her to pursue her dreams of becoming a psychologist in which so far she has earned a BS in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. However, since discovering so many other passions, such as Philanthropy, she plans to start a non-profit organization that caters to hard working single mothers like herself who are striving for greatness but just needs a little help when times get hard, or nudge of encouragement in order to keep moving forward, or education on how to go against all odds and properly raise a child in today’s society. Shirelle has always had an embedded passion for writing ever since the 5th grade where she won an oratory contest and has a plethora of poems and short stories that she’s written over the years. Thanks to her daughter’s passion of writing, who also went on to win an oratory contest at her school, Shirelle decided to resurrect those old passions by finishing her book and publishing it to make another deferred dream a new reality and just so her children will witness first hand that anything is possible when you believe and it is never too late to achieve your dreams. This eBook, The Single Mother (Stress Less and Thrive) is scheduled to be bound and printed by the Fall of 2014 in which a book signing event will be announced. Be sure to befriend Shirelle on Facebook, LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter to stay updated on her latest book releases and events. Also stay tuned for the release of her new eBook that will be complete by Winter 2014.
It is some thing we hear about often. And it is usually considered to be a beneficial concept. Many, if not most, of us value and possibly use it as a criteria for picking their respective mates. But is this an overblown philosophy or way of thinking? Is the merit to this notion of children raised with both of their parents, and or even in healthy two parent homes, are make for more healthy mates in adult relationships?
Do people raised in single parent homes have unrealistic expectations of how their mate(s) and relationships are suppose to be? Do they have a lack of patience when their respective expectations are not lived up to? Are you able to tell if a person (specifically a woman) was raised without their father immediately? Does the lack of seeing both parents living together create serious incompatibility issues in those of us who did not have the luxury?
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Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live discusses literacy with Antavia Hamilton-Ochs a 9th grade teacher at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, AK and how her new project Running Out of Time: Emergency Literacy Intervention Requires Upgraded Technology will assist students to achieve in reading on today’s episode of Parent Brief.
Join Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live for this week’s Parent Brief discussion with Danielle M. McFadden and Cary M. Jones, executive officers of the NAACP Collegiate Chapter at the University of Missouri Kansas City about their continued efforts to bring awareness of the death of Michael Brown, Jr. and the role of youth in keeping the fight for justice alive.
Bio: Danielle McFadden is 21 years old, originally from St. Louis, MO. She is currently a senior at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she is studying Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.
Bio: Carly is a graduate of St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley where she received an Associates of Arts degree in Business Administration and General Transfer Studies. Cary M. Jones is a senior in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, UMKC studying Business Administration emphasizing in Marketing.
Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live will discuss President Barack Obama’s proposal America’s College Promise which if approved by Congress would provide free community college education to nearly 9 million students. Dr. Robinson’s guests are Dr. Susan Gardner, Assistant Dean School of Pharmacy at the University of Charleston and Reginald (Reggie) N. Nichols has been a higher education professional for 18 years as an admissions officer and academic counselor.
Bio: Susan Gardner has more than 17 years of higher education experience in academic and student affairs. She has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the areas of communications, social science, and leadership. Past experiences include serving as a community college vice president where she oversaw student affairs and enrollment. Prior to her community college experience, Gardner served as assistant dean of students at the University of Charleston (UC). Recently she returned to UC and its School of Pharmacy where she is as an assistant professor and assistant dean for professional and student affairs. Gardner earned her BA from Oakland University, MA from Central Michigan University, and PhD from Capella University. She lives in Charleston, WV with her husband and two daughters.
Bio: Reginald (Reggie) N. Nichols has been a higher education professional for 18 years as an admissions officer and academic counselor. His previous careers have been in human services and banking. Reggie has dedicated his career to helping at risk, first generation and multicultural students map out their educational, career and financial paths.
We believe all single parents have the right to a decent job – one that allows them to balance their childcare responsibilities and provide for their families. By taking a realistic set of actions, government and employers can make that a reality. It's an easy trap to fall into. When your child reaches for something he wants, you respond with the words, "We can't afford that." Did you ever think this could send a negative indictment on God, the one who supposedly supplies all of our needs? Yet if you're a single parent and struggling to make ends meet each month, you may often wonder if, indeed, God has left you to fend for yourself.
"First of all, realize that you can make it on one income,". "But it involves planning. You have to know what your needs are, then you'll know how to pray." In addition to prayer, start writing everything down relating to finances, from income and spending to debts and future goals. 'It's not that you don't have enough money. God always gives us what we need. It's rather that item doesn't fit into our goals.'"
Secondly, forgive yourself. "Many single [parents] think that their financial struggles are a result of something they did wrong. If they did sin, repent and move on. Forgive yourself.'" Current financial struggles are what they are—an opportunity to regroup and reorganize the budget. Yes, the weight of carrying the burden for the family can be overwhelming.
Come join us with our guest Phoebe Kessler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a mental health clinician in learning how to use EMDR to help Single Parent families to alleviate the deep seated challenges from the past! Yes, you can eliminate those triggers that keep coming up and messing with your life.
timeout for MEN: PERSONAL JOURNALS
"SINGLE MALE PARENT: Circle of Necessity Meets Opportunity"
Iyanla Vanzant asks the question "When telling your story, does it move you forward?"
In this episode we have a single father, CURTIS DAVIS, whose personal story touches the lives of others everyday!
CURTIS DAVIS' motto to live by "if a man hasn't discovered something he is willing to die for, he isn't fit to live" - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The joy of his life is his contributions to his two sons"!
MENU: Beef & Cheddar Casserole paired with a glass of Sweet Peach Tea
Being a single parent is tough no matter if you're a single mother or a single father. Somewhere between parenting and everyday life though, you may decide to start dating. Then the decision has to be made. Call in this Tuesday to comment on the HOT TOPIC ~ "AS A SINGLE PARENT, WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO HAVE YOUR CHILD AROUND A NEW MATE?" Call 760.283.4647 or click www.eblockradio.com to see us LIVE on uStream. ***DOWNLOAD THE E-BLOCK RADIO MOBILE APP FOR YOUR MOBILE DEVICE RIGHT NOW*** Don't forget to follow the crew on Instagram and Twitter @RealMonkMoney and HoodHowardStern
Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live discussed innovation in schools with Mike Cobb. Mike is the Director of Admissions at The Oakridge School in Texas. He is a former division head, Forever Teacher, and Husband/Father. He is a speaker on 21st Century Innovation in Schools.
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