Blended family advice: Christmas, covid, and conflict
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by Naja Hall
2y ago
Holidays are stressful enough! Throw in the blended family dynamic and a global pandemic and it can be pure pandemonium. Blended family expert and founder of Blended and Black, Coach Naja shares some tips on how to stay sane during this holiday season. The post Blended family advice: Christmas, covid, and conflict appeared first on Blended and Black ..read more
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Can battling infertility cause post traumatic stress disorder?
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by Nika Ward
2y ago
by Nika Ward Did you know that June is World  Infertility Month? If you’re a woman that has experienced infertility, you’re already are aware. Did you know that infertility is a condition that can cause post-traumatic stress disorder? After watching a recent Insecure episode, it really hit me how quiet the infertility community is about […] The post Can battling infertility cause post traumatic stress disorder? appeared first on Blended and Black ..read more
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White Supremacy is on life support
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by Naja Hall
2y ago
As a Black kid that grew up right under Tennessee’s Bible belt, there was an assumption that people that looked like me were not God’s chosen people.  I was baptized under a beautiful stained-glass image of a White Jesus. Black babydolls were not very plentiful in the 80s, so my first images of beauty were […] The post White Supremacy is on life support appeared first on Blended and Black ..read more
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Episode 38: What Can White People Do To Support Black Lives Matter
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by Naja Hall
2y ago
I’ve recently taken on an interesting challenge proposed to me by my White listeners, followers, friends, colleagues, and clients. I want to TRY to respond to the DMs, emails, and messages from White people that care enough to NOT want to err on the side of injustice. I pride myself on maintaining a diverse audience […] The post Episode 38: What Can White People Do To Support Black Lives Matter appeared first on Blended and Black ..read more
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Corona and CoParenting: How to navigate shared custody during a pandemic
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by Naja Hall
3y ago
Corona and Coparenting I’ve received many questions from single parents, coparents, and stepparents during this historic pandemic and my BEST piece of advice is to protect your household. Social distancing and quarantines are proven to be effective methods of limiting the spread of infectious disease BUT what do you do when your child lives in […] The post Corona and CoParenting: How to navigate shared custody during a pandemic appeared first on Blended and Black ..read more
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A COVID-19 note from Naja Hall+ Team B&B
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by Naja Hall
3y ago
HOW CAN WE BEST SERVE YOU DURING THIS TIME? A week ago none of us used the term social distancing, but this is our current reality. COVID-19 is taking its toll on our nation, our families, and our individual lives and I’d like to do my part to make this season a little less stressful […] The post A COVID-19 note from Naja Hall+ Team B&B appeared first on Blended and Black ..read more
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50/50 Parenting Report Card is here! My State got an F!
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by Staff Writer
3y ago
  Fall 2019 Founder, Blended and Black, Naja Hall attended the press conference for the National Parents Organization. NPO presented their Shared Parenting Report Card. They also screened the Erasing Family Documentary by Ginger Gentile. New York City and Rhode Island got a big fat F.  What is your state’s grade? A study just published […] The post 50/50 Parenting Report Card is here! My State got an F! appeared first on Blended and Black ..read more
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How To Love Stepkids with a High Conflict Biological Mother
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by Staff Writer
3y ago
As with fairy tales, the stepmother is generally deemed as evil; Lady Tremaine in ‘Cinderella,’ The Queen in ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,’ Mother Gothel in ‘Repunzel,’ and last, but certainly not least, Maleficent. These scorned women often live in the shadows of a beautiful princess who sings with a voice so beautiful, forest […] The post How To Love Stepkids with a High Conflict Biological Mother appeared first on Blended and Black ..read more
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My teenager wants an Instagram account, Here’s my response
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by Tara Harris
3y ago
I recently allowed my daughter, Kelcie to take over my Facebook page. As the precocious person that she’s been since birth, Kelcie presented her carefully curated argument as to why she should have an Instagram account. As a High School Assistant Principal, I have a uniquie vantage point of understanding the effects of social media […] The post My teenager wants an Instagram account, Here’s my response appeared first on Blended and Black ..read more
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Couple Shares Marriage Lessons After Leaving Divorce Court
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by Naja Hall
3y ago
Hannah and Fard have ended their time as life partners and they’ve penned an excerpt that has the internet abuzz. In this day in age, especially considering the work I do, seeing new divorcees breaking bread is RARE. Here are 5 lessons learned in hindsight from Hannah and Fard. We wish their family love and […] The post Couple Shares Marriage Lessons After Leaving Divorce Court appeared first on Blended and Black ..read more
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