Monday, November 29, 2021


Motherhood

Breastfeed or Nah? Breastfeed or Nah?

(ThySistas.com) After I had my first son, I was elated to be at the end and beginning of a journey that has been a rollercoaster ride so far. Carrying... 


Raising our Children in a Pandemic. Raising our Children in a Pandemic.

(ThySistas.com) 2020 has been fraught with challenges and obstacles that none of us saw coming. This year produced more disastrous events, man-made and... 


Many Parents are Not Complaining. Many Parents are Not Complaining.

(ThySistas.com) School is starting all over the country and it is a very different start. Some places have students in the classrooms, some schools are... 


Children Alter Your Life. Children Alter Your Life.

(ThySistas.com) Children are a wonderful gift. They bring a joy that is unspeakable, but with that they alter various aspects of your life. Everything... 


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Relationship Talk

My Mom Friends Don’t Understand. My Mom Friends Don’t Understand.

(ThySistas.com) Routines matter in my life. I can’t function without alarms, and to-do lists. Order is my best friend. Granted there are times I fall... 


Imagine If You Had to Manage More Than Self. Imagine If You Had to Manage More Than Self.

(ThySistas.com) One of the greatest gifts we can give each other as sistahs…as black women is empathy. Out ability to understand the pain and needs of... 


Friends Aren’t Relationship Placeholders. Friends Aren’t Relationship Placeholders.

(ThySistas.com) A new phase in life is wonderful, full of adventure, newness, and fun. Meeting someone that matches you in every way is a blessing indeed.... 


Savvy Spending – 5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund. Savvy Spending – 5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund.

(ThySistas.com) When you receive an unexpected windfall courtesy of a tax refund, you probably have all manner of weird and wacky ideas for your money.... 


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News

My Mom Friends Don’t Understand. My Mom Friends Don’t Understand.

(ThySistas.com) Routines matter in my life. I can’t function without alarms, and to-do lists. Order is my best friend. Granted there are times I fall short and get off track. When this happens, it seems my life and home fall into disarray quickly. Sometimes the derailment could stem from trauma, grief, or exhaustion. Regardless of the source there always comes a point whereby I have to get me together... [Read more of this review]


Poverty is Traumatic. Poverty is Traumatic.

(ThySistas.com) My great uncle Gerald was a man of immense pride. He made a career out of the military. Everything about him was very ordered. It was important to him that things were don’t in a decent and timely manner. There was a routine that he stuck to every day. It was as if every minute was assigned a purpose…even if that purpose was watching TV or taking a nap. Uncle Gerald was a very financially... [Read more of this review]


I Need A Different Gaming Adventure. I Need A Different Gaming Adventure.

(ThySistas.com) I admit gaming is absolutely one of my favorite things to do. I love interacting with the gaming community, and on some days, I prefer to game alone as I chill with my thoughts. Some games really are about muscle memory as there is a decompressing taking place. Then there are times whereby it is the difference between staying grounded and a full blown anxiety attack. However, I love... [Read more of this review]


The Crowd Dilemma. The Crowd Dilemma.

(ThySistas.com) Life has changes so much for us over the las two years. We know now what it means to see the world shut down. We were stuck in our homes away from life as we know it, while natural disasters and other issues in life raged on. Many lost loved ones to the pandemic, while still losing them to violence, police brutality, and illness that wasn’t covid related. We won’t even begin to... [Read more of this review]


Imagine If You Had to Manage More Than Self. Imagine If You Had to Manage More Than Self.

(ThySistas.com) One of the greatest gifts we can give each other as sistahs…as black women is empathy. Out ability to understand the pain and needs of others is amazing. However, we don’t always offer this grace to each other, in part because we don’t give ourselves grace. If a sistah is single it’s assumed she has nothing but free time on her hands…how dare she be unavailable to family and... [Read more of this review]


Assumptions Amidst Trauma is Destructive. Assumptions Amidst Trauma is Destructive.

(ThySistas.com) Trauma can come in many different forms. It is very important to make sure we don’t judge trauma by individual experience. What is traumatic for one might not be the same for another, or it might manifest itself in a unique way. Pain and trauma go hand in hand, and it has an effect on how we view the world. The common term we are hearing in the use of the word trigger. Though that... [Read more of this review]


Friends Aren’t Relationship Placeholders. Friends Aren’t Relationship Placeholders.

(ThySistas.com) A new phase in life is wonderful, full of adventure, newness, and fun. Meeting someone that matches you in every way is a blessing indeed. It can quickly become the center of the universe. This isn’t hate at all; trust me your village gets the joy and the time it requires. No one is going to argue because you are spending time with your man instead of making it to girls night out.... [Read more of this review]


America and Her Black Panthers: A Rebuttal. America and Her Black Panthers: A Rebuttal.

(ThySistas.com) Recently, I had to edit the column of someone who is vastly different from me. The column in question came from a white, CIS-gender male Baby Boomer and it was filled with images of America that do not resonate with me. It also highlighted some of the inequities that exist in America when it comes to those who serve in her defense. Being the child of a former service man, it always... [Read more of this review]


The Freedom Tax. The Freedom Tax.

(ThySistas.com) I took the time to read the lyrics of the Star-Spangled Banner. The last line of the first stanza is the following: “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”  I never knew there was a question mark.  Every time I heard someone sing that part, their voice was certain. Confident.  Solid.  Francis Scott Key, the song’s author, questioned if we were really free... [Read more of this review]


A Child Isn’t an Emotional Crutch. A Child Isn’t an Emotional Crutch.

(ThySistas.com) Children are a blessing that can motivate one to want better so that they can provide better for their children. This is the bare bones of the love of a parent. We want every good thing for the babies. Sometimes we might find that, prior to becoming a parent, life might have been a bit less motivating because if anything we went wrong the only one paying of it was self. Along with kids... [Read more of this review]


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