Children Are a Choice

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I remember when I was younger, my cousin and I would go to a NYC project to visit an older cousin who had the latest video game system. We would always play a basketball game, of course. Being much younger it was always cool to be accepted as one of the guys, especially when we […]

How Would You React To Having A Gay Child?

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I’m a black male in my mid 20′s with no children. I’m young and just starting to build my little foundation professionally. I do however have the desire to be a parent one day. I’m hoping by like 28-29 I’ll be well on my way. This is just me thinking aloud of course. I wanted […]

Having Kids Doesn’t Make Cents: It Cost an Average of $235,000 to Raise a Child

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Few would argue that America isn’t a capitalist society. Therefore, I guess it was only a matter of time before we began assessing the impact of choosing to have or not have children through an economic viewpoint. Back in the day, it was easy to justify why having more children made sense. As an agriculturally […]

DIVORCE STUDY: These Type of Men Are Twice as Likely to Divorce

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A new survey conducted by stepdadding.com shows that husbands who are stepdads are twice as likely to leave their wives than husbands in traditional marriages. More than 61 percent of male respondents who said their re-marriage ended in divorce were the ones who initiated the split. These men were all part of blended families and were stepdads […]

Should Single People Avoid Dating People With Kids?

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I wrote this post for MadameNoire with men in mind, but I believe the same general rules apply for women. Please read and share your thoughts in the comment section below. From MadameNoire: After sharing a guest-post on step-parenting from the step-child’s point of view, one commenter asked an interesting question: “Should a man with no […]

Confession Session: I Don’t Like Babies and Neither Should You

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The other day, someone told me, “I don’t think you like kids.” I’m not gonna lie, this kind of hurt my feelings. Normally, I could care less what people think about me but being labeled a “baby hater” kind of stung. I thought long and hard about this statement, and I decided it’s not completely true. […]

Conflicts of Interest: Child Support – The Man’s Point of View

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Last week, Dr. J wrote a post on the New NYC Teen Pregnancy Prevention Ads. At some point during the day, a debate on the role of child support erupted in the comment section. In reading these comments, I realized very quickly that men and women have very different views on the role of child support, […]

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Conflicts of Interest: Child Support – The Woman’s Point of View

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Last week, Dr. J wrote a post on the New NYC Teen Pregnancy Prevention Ads. At some point during the day, a debate on the role of child support erupted in the comment section. In reading these comments, I realized very quickly that men and women have very different views on the role of child […]

Five Things You Need to Know (3/13/2013)

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Here are the top news headlines that may interest you for Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Read, be informed, discuss, and prosper.

Sandy Hook: What You Should Be Thinking a Week Later

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If there’s one thing that will bring me to the point of tears, it’s the future of our children. My heart still goes out to the Sandy Hook victims. It’s been over a week and it’s as fresh as yesterday. I remember staring at the television and thinking, “These are kids, man. Kids!” I know […]