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Family Feud: Celebs Who Don’t Get Along With Their Parents

September 5th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Lawsuits, squabbles and even allegations of abuse are just some of the reasons these celebs who don’t get along with their parents are experiencing drama. But we’re not nearly as surprised by the family feuding as the celebrities who are included on this list!

Celebs Who Don't Get Along With Their Parents

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Is Curtis’ apple too close to the tree? Curtis Jackson’s famous feud with his son Marquis may stem from his own fractured relationship with his absentee father. In a teary-eyed interview with Larry King, Curtis said that he had “no interest” in meeting the father that he thought should have been there to support his son.

14 Things Your Parents Were Right About

September 2nd, 2014 - By Kendra Koger
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When you are a child, your parents can be amazing and annoying all at the same time (amazingly annoying, I like that).  Most of the time it’s because they always seem to be giving useless advice that is not helping you when you need assistance.  However, as you get older you begin to see that there was actually a lot of knowledge that they dropped on you.

Some advice came off as callous in the moment, but are gems that you might stand by today.

Here are a few, and let me know what gems your parents told you when you were younger that finally makes sense now.

Moms Be Like: 15 Hilarious Quotes Reminding Us Why We Love Our Mamas

June 9th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Even when she’s on our last nerve we can’t be mad at her for saying these things.

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Not Your Personal Chef

Well can somebody fix me a plate?

When Your Mom Hates Your Man: How To Manage Real-Life Mama Joyces

April 13th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From MommyNoire

My mother can be difficult. Yep, I said it. I’ve said it to her as well. She is set in her ways, not big on compromising, and isn’t a happy camper when I disagree with her. It’s a bit much. Luckily, she doesn’t give my husband a hard time (she saves it all for me) and he is a pretty easygoing guy, so they get along just fine.

Thankfully, I don’t have any horror stories to share about my mother-in-law, either. We get along wonderfully. We tend to agree on things and if we don’t, the disagreement is always respectful. What we have works.

In the last few weeks, I have been watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta while the situation between Kandi, Todd and Mama Joyce unfolds. I have to tell you, in my opinion Mama Joyce is way out of line and Kandi is tolerating too much.

I respect my mother—really, I do. However, I am grown and I don’t see why my mother would ever have a vote when it comes to my life decisions. As a mother, surely she has right to show concern and have an opinion. However, a concerned opinion does not equal a vote—ever.

I think problems between a person and their in-laws often stems from an underlying issue that person’s spouse has with their parent.

Read more on MommyNoire.com.

14 Things We Wish Our Parents Wouldn’t Do In Front Of Our Partners

January 3rd, 2014 - By Julia Austin
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Maybe they just didn’t realize you and your partner weren’t that open about things, or that you hadn’t shared that information yet, or that it makes it really hard for you to look your partner in the eye and try to have sex with him after your parents do any of these things in front of him. They don’t mean to embarrass us, but here are 14 things we really wish parents wouldn’t do in front of our partners.

3 Ways To Protect Your Retirement Fund When The Kids Move Back Home

September 9th, 2013 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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From Black Enterprise 

They’re baaaack. Not evil spirits, but your children. In a recent Pew Research survey, 39% of all adults ages 18 to 34 said they live with their parents now or moved back temporarily in recent years. The return can have huge implications on retirement.

“The incremental expense of taking care of an adult child can potentially affect savings and emergency funds. In addition, expected retirement funds may be inadequate for this unforeseen situation,” says John Anderson, president of In Sight Financial Management in Berwyn, Illinois. If parents begin to struggle because they’re helping their children, that’s an eventual lose-lose for all.

Here are three ways to make the transition smoother:

1. Don’t offer a free ride. Maybe you weren’t into “tough love” when they were growing up, but now’s the time. Don’t give in to the temptation to reduce your retirement savings so that you can cover your child’s expenses. Instead, maintain your contribution levels and require your child to get a job (or any job that will pay the bills) if he or she isn’t working.

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Parents Disapprove Of Their Kids Pursing A Career In Politics

July 8th, 2013 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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Politicians have a reputation for being mostly deceitful with a bit of work in government policy thrown in. No surprise perhaps that parents just don’t want their children involved in such a murky field. A new survey finds that 64 percent of Americans would cringe if their son or daughter attempted to become a politician, Gallup reports.

Only one-third of Americans would approve of their children pursuing a career in politics, the poll says. For the past 20 years, the fluctuation in the percentages has been minimal. In 1993, 61 percent disfavored a political career for their kids while only 32 percent approved.

The survey tried to get a sense of whether parents preferred a particular sex to become politicians, but the percentage remained the same between both girls and boys; only 31 percent approved politics for both their sons and daughters. Even 20 years ago, there was no significant difference between the percentage of males or females whose parents approved of a political career.

When it comes to race, however, the Gallup poll found there was a substantial difference. The survey says that 42 percent and 45 percent of non-White respondents wanted to see their son and daughter in politics, respectively. In opposition, only 26 percent and 25 percent of Whites approved a political career for their son or daughter. The explanation behind this difference may be due to the prominent number of non-Whites affiliated with the Democratic Party. As Gallup has previously reported, there is “slight tendency for Democrats to favor a political career…than Republicans,” says Gallup.

The overall low desirability for a political occupation stems from a lack of “trust in government” and lowered “confidence in political institutions, particularly Congress, ” Gallup explains. As MN recently reported, a recent poll suggests that America only has a 10 percent approval rating of the House and Senate. Gallup has frequently found that Americans would rather their children pursue a career in medicine and technology.

This study was based on 2,048 telephone interviews with adults over the age of 18 living in all 50 states.

Is Money Thicker Than Blood?: Celebrity Families And Their Famous Business Feuds

July 5th, 2013 - By Blair Bedford
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Think the rift in your family over hand-me-downs or that $20 dollars your cousin borrowed and never repaid is serious? Try feuding over millions in the public eye. From Beyonce to Frank Ocean, here are a few celebrity families who famously feuded over finances, management, memorabilia and fortune.

The Big Reveal! Tamar Unveils Her Baby Boy’s Name

June 17th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Almost one week ago, Tamar Braxton-Herbert and her music producer hubby, Vincent Herbert, welcomed a healthy baby boy into the world. The “Love & War” singer excitedly took to her Twitter page to let fans know that she was officially a new mom.

In like fashion, the new mom took to social media yesterday as well to wish her hubby a happy Father’s Day and reveal their son’s name.

“Happy Father’s Day to the love of my life, my best friend, my husband Vincent Herbert! Our son Logan Vincent Herbert & I are proud to share this day with you!! We love you soooooo much!!❤”

She also share an adorable photo of little Logan with his tiny hand wrapped around his daddy’s fingers.

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What a sweet, happy family!

‘I’m Somebody’s Mama!’ Tamar And Vince Return To We TV For A Hilarious And Emotional Second Season

June 11th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Tamar Braxton has a hot new single, a loving husband, a new baby and We TV is gearing up to premiere the second season of her popular spin-off series, Tamar & Vince. What more could a girl ask for? The women’s cable network recently released a trailer for season two of the show and it looks like it’s going to be hilarious!

It appears that this season will document a large chunk of the 36-year-old new mom’s pregnancy and we may even get a peak at the new baby later on in the season. The preview clip opens with Tamar discussing how much her life has changed for the better since last season.

“So now my singing career is really staring to jump off. But, I’m pregnant, tired and FAT!”

The video then cuts to an emotional Tamar, who is nearly in tears over the thought of filming her music video pregnant.

“Who wants to shoot a video 8 months pregnant?” Tamar says, fighting back tears.

“Babe, people do videos and look beautiful. Whitney Houston looked incredible,” Vince said trying to console her.

“Yeah, but she was so Whitney at that time,” Tamar whines.

“And you’re so Tamar,” Vince responds.

Aside from the more serious moments, there were also some pretty funny clips, including one scene where Vince is describing child birth to Tamar.

“The vajayjay opens this wide,” Vince says doing a hand gesture.

“The who?!?” Tamar dramatically yells like only she can.

“Come suck on mommy’s boobies, baby,” Vince jokes in another scene.

And of course, Tamar and Vince wouldn’t be Tamar and Vince without their infamous bickering scenes.The new season debuts in September.

Check out a sneak peek on the next page. Will you be checking out Tamar and Vince when it airs in the fall?