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Maurette Brown-Clark opened up about her experience discovering the special kind of love that motherhood entails.

In today's Ericaism, Erica Campbell talks about folks who feel they can't trust their own mama.

In this edition of GRIFF's Prayer, GRIFF was inspired by Erica Campbell's Ericaism.

In this edition of the Ericaism, Erica Campbell talks about being grateful for the tough love she received from her parents. She hasn’t always felt that way, however. Erica explains that she, like many of us, often felt like her parents were being unfair. But as an adult, she understands exactly how tough love functions […]

In this edition of GRIFF’s Prayer, GRIFF asks God to help kids cut parents some slack when it comes to giving gifts this Christmas. The items on kids’ wish lists seem to just keep getting more and more expensive, and who can realistically afford all of these fancy gadgets every year? GRIFF asks that God […]

In this edition of GRIFF’s Prayer, GRIFF thanks God for kids growing up and finding their way.  He notes that they’ve changed so much since childhood, that they often don’t remember their smaller, stinkier, dirtier selves. They don’t want to remember it, in fact. He prays for all of the parents and teachers and other […]

In this Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell and GRIFF are asking listeners if biological parents have the right to be directly involved in their child’s life if they’re not around. Much of the time, estranged biological parents, or parents who aren’t in the household, aren’t too keen on the idea of hands-on step-parents or significant […]

Charmaine Broom is a singer and songwriter who has been singing with Kirk Franklin for years. She is also a wife, a “bonus-mom” and founder and CEO of Blended Families Rock, which aims to bring unity between biological and non-biological families. Charmaine explains how the Blended Families Rock movement specifically aims to make things more […]

A small group of students at Royal Oak Middle School in Detroit, Michigan broke out into chants of “Build the wall” the day after the election.

In this edition of the Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell asks whether parents are giving kids the option of going to church, or requiring them. Erica says when she was younger, she didn’t have the option. She was told to go, and there was nothing to negotiate. Nowadays, parents have more of a modern approach […]

In this Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell asks- are you a good communicator? Are you a listener, or a talker, or both? “Get Up!” listeners call in with their answers, often detailing where they are in their journey toward becoming their best communicator. One woman explains why listening is particularly important as a parent, because […]