Niecy Nash Cleans House
by Angela Scott
If you’re looking for tips on clearing the clutter in your 9-year-old’s closet, tune in to Clean House on the Style Network. There, you’ll find the vibrant Niecy Nash giving her spiel on the ins and outs of creating a clutter-free home. That’s right. Niecy knows a thing or two about teaching home training basics as the wife of a pastor and mother of three (Dominic, Donielle and Dia), ages 14, 11 and 6 respectively. Not only is Niecy dumping out the grime on “Clean House”, she can also be seen fighting crime as Officer Raineesha Williams on Comedy Central’s cop spoof, “Reno 911!”. A Los Angeles native, Niecy is the epitome of a taskmaster. Recently Parenting Solo columnist Angela Scott tackled Niecy Nash for a chat about the keys to creating a healthy family life. Here’s what the wife, mother, comic and actress had to say.
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Hill Harper Wants to Help Today’s Youth, by Angela Scott. In this Q&A withCelebratingChildren.com’s Parenting Solo columnist Angela Scott, actor and activist Hill Harper discusses why every black parent should read and recommend Hill’s book, Letters To A Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny.>more
by Angela Scott. How am I ever going to make it? Am I doing the right thing? Is this situation ever going to get better? Oftentimes, when suffocating in seemingly overwhelming emotions, a good book is the best remedy. For parenting solo folks, I highly recommend, Chicken Soup for the Single Parent’s Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Laurie Hartman and Nancy Vogl. Released this past February, this title is already a hot commodity. >more
Curing Children through Chiropractic Care, by Penny Powell. It had become the norm for my 9-year-old son, Caleb, an allergy sufferer, to awake each morning with a stuffy nose. Until recently, it was hard to remember the last time I had actually heard his sinuses sound completely clear. It was frustrating for me as his mother because I often felt helpless. While giving him doses of medicine to clear his sinuses never felt right to me, there were times that I just gave in to the medicine route to provide him a level of comfort through the nasal congestion and discomfort. If only I knew then what I know now! >more
Terrific Tips for Parents Who Want To Teach Their Child A Second Language, by Beth Butler.
You realize the benefits of having a second language, but do you know where to turn or how to begin the process of teaching your little one a second language? Read through the following second language learning tips provided by a bilingual mom, educator and leading expert on the subject. >more
It’s All About Time: Giving the gift of time and spiritual nurturing through stay-at-home parenting, by Penny Powell. December 28, 2004 marked the beginning of my ninth year as a stay-at-home mom. What an incredible journey it has been — given both the numerous joys and challenges! On two occasions I attempted flexible work experiences outside of the home, only to return home before long even further convinced that I have a higher calling to be a stay-at-home mother. > more
Kickin’ It: Major League Soccer All-Star Cobi Jones Shares His Victories, by Angela Scott. Ask any child what sport he or she enjoys watching, and chances are soccer falls short on the “top list.” While becoming a professional soccer player may not be the dream sport that an American child aspires to one-day join, it is the national pastime in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Known as the other “football” in most parts of the world, soccer remains the number-one spectator sport in the world. >more
Life with Jordan. (Special Needs Journey column), Barbara Byrd, Guest Columnist
A mom describes how sometimes it is difficult to understand that having a child with special needs is indeed a blessing. Read her story.
Special Needs Trusts, by Shannon Nash, CPA
Parents of special needs children may be so focused on tending to the current needs of their child, that they may not think about special estate planning for their special needs child. However, planning for special needs children is critical. Parents need to plan for medical, personal and educational care of their special needs child. A Special Needs Trust is specifically designed to work for the benefit of a person with a disability. Attorney Shannon Nash explains how a Special Needs Trust can help ensure the future of special needs children. Read the article.
A Blessing May Arrive in An Unexpected Way, by Stacey Montgomery
Almost 5 years ago I gave birth to my son, Isaiah. He was born about 2 1/2 months early and weighed only 1 pound 14 ounces. He remained in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Northwestern Memorial Hospital for 57 days. Although I did not have the birth story that I had imagined, upon seeing my scrawny little son, all I saw was a tiny little, wonderful blessing. Read our story.
Da Boom Crew Rockets into Space, review by Angela Scott. So the intro begins for “Da Boom Crew,” the latest animated adventure airing Saturday mornings on WB Kids! Coming from the gifted hands of Bruce W. Smith, creator of “The Proud Family” and director of “BeBe’s Kids,” it’s no wonder this show provides real kids from the streets comically navigating through life’s misadventures. Read the review.