Author: Shawna K Clark

The cycle of Violence by a 7th grader…

Ever wonder how a youth thinks about Violence? What they consider the cycle to be? Or even how they are affected by it? This creative artwork will allow you into the mind of our youth. Artwork by a 7th grade

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Expression of Love by a 7th grader

Expressing love with words and art. This is an artistic expression by a 7th grade student from Bache Martin School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- associated with The Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Translation: Present, Future, and After Death…Our love will last

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Love is…

  Falling in love means what today? Being a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, and or wife means what? Some have no clue. There are several ways one could and would answer these questions. It is rhetorical. Questions for you to think about

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Friday 12.14.2012

I heard a sermon today that touched me. It was about our children then a secondary message that was about me. There is purpose behind everything. Sometimes it is extremely clear what that is and then other times it can

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A Woman’s Rant

Some women have accepted, made excuses for, and limited themselves to men who are not deserving of their attention, affection, time, and point blank LOVE. Every woman’s story is different, so we think. The stories are only different in details/specifics.

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You think you know, but you don’t

  You think you know what you would do but the reality is you don’t… We often say “if that were me I’d” or “If I were her/him I’d”… As I said the truth is you do not know what

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Senseless Murders

The murder numbers continue to rise. The crimes continue to multiply. Tears are shed, families are torn apart, and worse children are parentless. And for what? Because some man or woman thought it would be the best way to show

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Assumptions and making an ass out of yourself

You never know what someone is thinking or feeling. You see what one does and says from the outside only. Last time I checked, none of us are mind readers. So the question I am asking is: why do we

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Reconnect and or Connect with your Teen

Teens of today are not from a different planet or new generation. They are just living in a different time. Parents find it difficult to reach their teens for many reasons but here are some of my tips to help

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Marriage joins two people in the circle of its love

Marriage is a commitment to life, the best that two people can find and bring out in each other. It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other relationship can equal. It is a physical and an emotional joining

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Teen Book list

Teens are faced with many choices and obstacles. The teen years are an important part of a person’s intellectual, emotional, and psychological development.  A teen may find a book/story that speaks to them directly. One that has them feeling as

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Celebration of my life

Long ago in 1996 (well I guess not that “long ago”) I made a decision for myself. I thought about where I was, what I was and how I wanted to be and things I wanted to do… Self-evaluating my

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School is too easy, students report

As I dressed for work this morning, I heard of this Federal survey regarding how are children are being challenged in schools today. I was not surprised about the survey results because even I as a parent have noticed how different schools teach

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Expectations & Relationships

“Relationships are work!” everyone says this but how many of us really realize the truth of it. This applies to all relationships not just the ones with your partner, friends, and family but everyone you relate to and with. When

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Breathe, Stretch, Exhale, and Relax

Shhh it is quiet, there is not a sound to hear other than the smack of the waves and the chirp of the birds. My mind is in “relax” mode and my vision is clear. I am only focusing on

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