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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.
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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.
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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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.
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.
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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.
What a sweet, happy family!
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?
It feels like it was just yesterday when we all found out that Tamar and Vincent Herbert were expecting their first child.While baby news is always awesome, knowing about the couple’s battle with fertility issues made the announcement all the more exciting. The youngest Braxton sister didn’t appear to have missed a beat throughout her entire pregnancy. She repeatedly wowed us on red carpets, released the second single from her new album and even shot a super cute music video to go with it! Yesterday evening Tamar announced that she’d finally given birth to her little bundle of joy and it’s a boy!
So far it hasn’t been revealed what they decided to name the baby, but I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough! Toni any the rest of the aunties took to Twitter last night to express their excitement about having a new nephew.
We can’t wait to meet him! A few months ago, the new mom revealed during an interview that Tamar and Vince cameras would more than likely be invited into the delivery room, so we may get to see how this all went down in the coming months.
“I think we’re going to let them in as much as we can. You don’t want to bring your viewer all the way to the point where you went through In vitro, then it didn’t happen like that and it happened naturally. I just think it’s a story to tell and not to tell the whole story is kind of unfair. But you won’t be looking in my purse! My purse is off limits. I don’t even wanna see inside my purse!” she said.
Congrats Tamar and Vince!
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