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Alone Doesn’t Have to Mean Lonely: Your Single for the Holidays Survival Guide

Just because you’re alone for the holidays, doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. Loneliness is a choice. I discovered this truth when I was nursing my wounds from a sudden breakup with my boyfriend right before Christmas. Although I’ve been happily married now for 11 years, I still remember the pain of discovering the Keep Reading →

8 Milestone Anniversary Destinations Every Marriage Should Experience

Anniversaries are a special moment, but a milestone anniversary deserves a grand celebration.Taking a trip is an excellent way to celebrate a milestone anniversary as it allows you to step away from your daily life and refocus on each other. But, going somewhere basic just won’t do. A milestone anniversary calls for a memorable travel Keep Reading →

4 Proven Ways to Give Your Co-Parenting Communication Some Mojo

Not too long ago, I wrote about moves that would make people think that your co-parenting game was on point. When it wasn’t. Fake moves. In the long run, though, you want to drop the fake moves and create a genuine relationship built on trust, respect, and of course mutual love for your children. Where do you start? For Keep Reading →

3 Signs to Tell If You’re Co-Parenting or Just Trying to Get Your Boo Back

At KidsNeed2, I promote positive, peaceful co-parenting. I coach moms and dad to eliminate the drama, anger, shame and blame, and work on being the best positive parents ever. Together. And then one day I posted this pic on social media. I was surprised at the feedback; folks were tripping. Some people asked, “What does that Keep Reading →

Why More Black People Should Be Blood Donors

Though millions of people worldwide suffer from Sickle Cell Disease, the general public is still very uninformed about its impact. It’s estimated that about 300,000 children are born with the disease each year. (Source NPR) According to the CDC, “SCD is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Healthy red blood cells are round, […]

Can a Marriage Survive Infidelity That Results in Childbirth?

Dear Dr. Buckingham, I was reading one of your articles online at ‘Black and married with Kids’. I have a question and or need some direction on where to go for help in restoring my 2 year old marriage. My husband told me of the affair 2 days post our annual anniversary trip with two Keep Reading →

Watch “The Tale of Four” Gabourey Sidibe’s New Short Film

Gabourey Sidibe makes her directorial debut with ‘Four Women’ a film based on the song by Nina Simone. The short film follows four women that are facing life’s crossroads. The women ultimately embrace their truths and work towards healing. Read the film’s description below as published by Refinery29: “Inspired by Nina Simone’s ‘Four Women,’ Gabourey […]

Married in the Military: 8 Key Questions Every Military Marriage Should Ask

By Michael and Myra Holmes Making a marriage work is hard…and the challenges are exponentially compounded in military marriages. Frequent deployments, separation from your family support group, and the extreme pressures of military life can take a heavy toll on military couples creating anger, frustration, loneliness, anxiety, heartache, and fear. After you say, “I do,” no one gives Keep Reading →

After the Affair: 6 Faith Strengthening Scriptures to Help Restore Trust in Your Union

Yesterday, I let you guys in on some of the crazy that happened to me and, quite honestly, some of the crazy that happens to anyone who finds their marriage embroiled in the aftermath of an affair. After the ugly crying and blame shifting were over, I could only do one thing, turn to God Keep Reading →

After the Affair: 4 Scriptures to Reignite Your Faith and Save Your Marriage

When a marriage goes through its ups and downs, where do you turn for guidance? I can honestly and wholeheartedly say to you that if it was not for my faith our marriage “Never Would Have Made It” through the storm! Glory to God our marriage not only survived the storm but we are lying under a Keep Reading →

How Do I Make My Marriage Work When Finances are Not Working?

Dear Dr. Buckingham, I need help and fast, I been married 2 years and financially my husband and I are unstable He has an ex wife and a child with her. I have two from a previous relationship and we have a child together. A few years ago I picked up and moved so we Keep Reading →