Fatherhood

From the first time you learn about your child your life will never the same

A Mother’s Poem

I believe Mothers are very special to God. We are charged to be ever-present with our children (in mind when absent in body) just as He is ever-present with His children. Great is His faithfulness to equip us that we may endure and fulfill the roles in which He has placed us. May He continue to:

Just a Touch—a Touch of Inspiration, That Is

Have you ever wondered why you’ve had to face certain life experiences? Unless you have lived a life free from pain, disappointment, frustration or mistakes, I’m sure you’ve experienced situations that left much to be desired. And if you had to do it all over again, you might like to rewrite some chapters of your story…or exclude them entirely! In…

8 Tips to Better Health for Entrepreneurs

Eat Healthy & Regularly: Time management is extremely important to any successful entrepreneur, so you have to pre-plan if you want to eat healthy and regularly. Prep meals for the week on Sunday, make green smoothies for breakfast on the go, ALWAYS pack healthy snacks and don’t forget your daily vitamin!

Organizational & Time-Management Tips for the New Year

In her book, Managing Time on Purpose, Dr. Deborah Johnson-Blake reveals time wasters and effective time-management strategies that everyone can implement to be more efficient. Dr. Johnson-Blake provides realistic strategies for managing time and reveals the challenges that many people face when working toward achieving goals and objectives. Her suggested time-management strategies are easy to implement and complement any busy…

A Grimes Family Christmas

With more than three decades in the South Fulton area, the Grimes family has a passion for South Fulton like no other and is proud to call the SWATS home. Residing in the heart of Southwest Atlanta’s hidden treasure, Wynn’s Way at King’s Lake, they’ve become fond of the relaxing lake, beautiful landscapes, friendly wildlife, unique trees and plants and…

Martine Bartley Excels on Stage and Online 

Martine Bartley is no ordinary 17-year-old. Since the age of 8, this star has charmed audiences with her graceful classical ballet performances each year. A student at the Ballethnic Academy of Dance in East Point, Martine and her troupe present the “Urban Nutcracker" at the Riverside EpiCenter in Austell this month.

Something Beautiful

What's your book club reading, South Fulton? Or maybe you're an author with something to offer that we just shouldn't miss. Feel free to email us with some great photos at emitchell@lifestylepubs.com. As we kiss the final days of summer heat goodbye, you can find 10 eight year old girls on Cascade Road on the southwest side of Atlanta, GA,…

Tailgating Tips and Recipes

Grilled food is good anywhere for any occasion. Whether you’re tailgating in the stadium parking lot or watching the game in your own backyard with family and friends, get ready to take your grill skills to the gridiron. While you might not be in the running for MVP this season, everyone has a shot at being Tailgater of the Year.

Dear Summer

It is almost time to go back to school and I just wanted to share some thoughts with you. Thank you for two whole months of remembering what it was like to be a kid. For us here in the south, summer’s kick off begins with the Memorial Day holiday.

ADHD

My wife and I were sitting in a psychiatrist’s office. He’d just spent an hour with my six-year old son. We were there to hear the news that we already knew. Our son has some expressive language issues, cognitive learning challenges, fine motor and gross motor skill delays, dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder(ADHD). As time progressed, I’ve slowly accepted…

The Perfect Suit

Fifteen years ago. That’s when I met my husband. At the time, he didn’t know that I was his nor did I know that he was mine. Yet, there we were in a hot July day at a cookout in Boston. I was home for the summer, a rising sophomore at our alma mater, Tuskegee University. He had just moved…

Wholeness: Perception or Choice

Will thou be made whole? This spiritual question posited by John the disciple, speaks to the heart of personal responsibility for wellness. The question clearly identifies there is a problem, thereby demanding self-analysis. Another translations state, “Do you want to get well?” Simply put, getting better doesn’t happen by osmosis.

Creating Your Own Family

With a family the size of a small compact car, I often use the term "family" to describe my friends. My lineage is a long thin vine, rather than a large leafy tree, due to circumstances and odds that would win the lottery, if played. My mom was an only child. My dad was an only. Both of my paternal…

The Power of Thanksgiving

One of the most popular narratives in the Bible is the feeding of the 5,000 found in the Gospels. The pertinent portion of this story often overlooked is what Christ does before the miracle. The disciples told Jesus it would take a year's wages to feed this many men, not including the women and children. Jesus responded with a question,…

Mulling Over The Wine Reviews

I was a weary shopper looking for a simple Riesling when my innocent eyes fell upon this:

The Definition of a Real Atlanta Woman

In the Parting Thoughts section titled “The Atlanta I Know” in the March issue of South Fulton Lifestyle, I briefly wrote of the disappointment felt when as Atlantans we see yet another reality show in which adults throw tantrums that rival any toddler’s. This thought engenders the question, “What defines a real woman in Atlanta?”

Intervene Early

You never know where you will meet someone in your tribe. Most recently for me, it was at a park in West Philadelphia (Cue Fresh Prince theme song).

California Has Better Donuts, But My Dog Lives in Atlanta

Snoop Dogg lied to me. I found no drama in the LBC. While working as head writer for Bounce TV’s new sitcom "Mann & Wife," the only thing I found in Long Beach was sunshine and donuts. Lots of donuts.

Fatherhood

Being a father to one’s offspring is something that some men may have to figure out on their own, or something they may have seen first hand. But, fathers who are consistently present and forming quality relationships with their children do exist as they always have. How to change the public perception then becomes the challenge for African-American fathers. Though…