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Shynieka is a TV Personality Host seen on E!, TMZ, and Revolt and is a force to be reckoned with. Shynieka currently resides in LA and inspires everyone to unlock their fullest potential.

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  1. My dad loved telling me, you are going to be young only once and grown forever, you might want to slow your roll and enjoy it. I used to walk off and behind his back till my eyes at him and his words of wisdom I didn’t appreciate at the time. Trust and believe I hear those resounding words of wisdom the first of the month will I am paying all my adult bills and trying to make it stretch.

  2. I grew up in a single parent household. My mother was very over protected of my Brother and I. Of course, it felt like bootcamp. My mother always worked hard, provided the best, supported us in everything and loved us whole heartedly. I remember meeting my son’s father my senior of high school, but my mother was not fond of him at all. She always insisted that I stay from him, but the more she insisted the more I wanted to be with him. After graduating high school, I went off to college for one year and stopped dating him. He then reached out to reconnect and I dis enrolled from college and moved away to go be with him. My mom did all she could to get me to come back home. Eights months later ,I became pregnant and four months into my pregnancy I caught him in bed with another lady. So many times , I have regretted not listening to my mother. Of course I ended of being a single parent. Sometimes parents know and feel things, that we can’t. Eighteen years later ,I am thankful for my son and that I am currently in college finishing up my degree.

  3. Thank you for sharing your story Queen! What a great testimony you have! Congratulations on your degree! Delayed NOT Denied!

  4. I wish that I had not taken the love my folks had for me and showed me E VA REE DAY for granted!!!!! I really thought I was a princess and everybody loved me. The “life happening” experience never missed a chance on trying to tell me that I was so wrong. But the love from my family continued and still to this day continues to lift me up!

  5. The way this story tracks! Take me back to the days of riding my back around the neighborhood and getting an Italian icy from the man on the corner with his cart. We will make it. We definitely will make it.

  6. Oh, boy! Hindsight is 20/20, ain’t it?

    I heard so often growing up that I was ‘wise beyond my years’–I took for granted the importance of play and silliness. I’m making up for it now, lol.

  7. After raising five smart and beautiful daughters, often I would think I’ll be glad when they are grown and gone. We’ll, now they are grown and gone. I miss them so much.

    Our youngest daughter is twenty years old now. She is a junior in college at Langston University. When she comes to town she spends time with her sisters and her friends. She spends very little time with us, her parents.

    I will say to parents that are wishing for their children to get
    grown and gone, do whatever you can to make quality time with your children. During those difficult teenage times, just try and remember some of the feelings you had at their age.

    Be encouraged.

  8. I missed wasted time unspent with my parents. They are no longer here. I lost my parents at a young age to medical issues and how I wish for the times back where I had no time to listen to the family history, instructional lessons and just conversation on life. Now without them, all I have is time.

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