I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce a dear friend of mine. She is an exceptional, and phenomenal woman. Nonnie Jules, President of Rave Reviews Book Club and Author, is gracing us with her presence today.  Her life is dedicated to making children’s lives safer and meaningful. She has raised two beautiful daughters and writes about how she did it in her first published book, The Good Mommies’ Guide To Raising (Almost) Perfect Daughters. She is the founder of Rave Reviews Book Club. It is an honor to welcome Ms. Nonnie Jules!


Hello, and welcome to the 6th day of my BETTER PARENTING, BETTER KIDS Blog Tour!  I’m so happy to be here today with my dear friend, Shirley and all her friends!  I so appreciate you allowing me to share a bit of my parenting expertise with you!



Today I want to share one of my favorite tips from my book,  “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS”  I hope that someone can take something from this message and apply it in the lives of their own daughter:


Tip #36

TEACH THEM HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO BE A GOOD, TRUST WORTHY FRIEND.  The Bible (Proverbs 11:13) says:  “Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered,” and The Bible (John 15:13) says:  “Greater love has no one than this:  to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Good friends are hard to come by and sometimes, if you have not been given the tools, it’s even harder to BE a good friend to others.  In the beginning, I taught my daughters to always share their toys.  As they got older, I taught them the importance of being loyal and if someone confided a secret to them, to take that secret to the grave, unless someone was being hurt or abused.  They were taught that if someone had something negative to say about another person, to either dismiss the conversation, letting the offending party know they did not wish to engage in such conversation, or by removing themselves from the conversation altogether.

My daughters are viewed as such great friends, that they are the ones that their friends come to for advice.  They are the ones pegged as good listeners, with the best shoulders to lean on, and they are the “GO-TO” gals when you’re looking for a good, trust-worthy friend.  Equip your daughters early on with the proper tools so that they will know how to receive good friendships, as well as know how to give of themselves in that same department.

Make it a great day, people.  The choice is always yours.

Thanks again, Shirley!


Do the world a favor and pick up your very own copy of  “THE GOOD MOMMIE’S GUIDE TO RAISING ALMOST (PERFECT) DAUGHTERS.” If your kids are grown and gone, gift it to them for their kids.  If you don’t have kids, gift it to the young mom next door or down the hall who could use the wisdom between the covers of this life-changing little book.  And, if you’re just in the mood for a really good read, I can guarantee, this one is a joy!





Nonnie Jules is the mother of two beautifully kind daughters, who along with the help of her husband, have turned out to be two of the greatest assets to this world.  THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS is her first published piece of work and two weeks after publication, it hit Amazon’s Top 100 list, where it reached the #7 mark.  With all the violence which is being exhibited by some children today, it is her vision and goal to get THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…into the hands of everyone who breathes around a child.  She feels the only way we can make this happen, is if we are all working from a common blueprint.  Ms. Jules strongly believes that every opportunity we are given with a child, should be a teaching one for us and a learning one for them.

So far, Nonnie has authored two other books:  a novel which she released in November of 2013, entitled “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” and “SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!” where she shares her no-holds-barred style of teaching us all about support and social media.  Her second parenting guide {THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO BULLY-PROOF KIDS} is due for release the beginning of January, 2015 and the sequel to her debut novel, DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, shortly after.  (Both have been delayed due to her extensive workload with RRBC).

She is a fan of the well-written word, and so along with 3 partners, she started 4WillsPublishing Co. in November, 2013 to assist other writers in putting out their best work ever.  By December, 2013, she had founded the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB where in less than a year, the membership has rapidly grown to well over 500.  If you’re not a member yet, this is your personal invitation to JOIN US!

As you can see, she is an Author on the move and if you’re interested in keeping up with her, here is her contact info (and a good pair of running shoes would help as well):



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Twitter:  @nonniejules

Facebook:  Nonnie Jules, Author


About Shirley Harris-Slaughter

I love old buildings and history. That's why I ended up writing about the history that surrounded me all of my life - "Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community." Plus our church had closed and the school is torn down, so I felt it was imperative that we preserve the history or it would be lost forever.
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  1. Nonnie, this is a very important tip. Thank you Shirley for hosting Nonnie.


  2. Shirley Harris-Slaughter says:

    Nonnie, I’m going to your site to get my autographed copy of the Good Mommies’ Guide. Congratulations on putting out such a timely book.


  3. reanolanmartin says:

    Can’t wait to see what those two lucky girls do with their lives! Such a great mom and great beginnings! xo


  4. Once again, great advice Nonnie. Your book is invaluable to parents everywhere! Thank you for hosting, Shirley.


  5. tlckids4915 says:

    Great parenting tip, Nonnie! There were many times in my life I wish I had not engaged in idle gossip just to feel like I belonged. Now I try my best to teach my daughter to avoid this at all costs. I always knew it was wrong but succumbed to the pressure. I wish I had known then what I knew now. At least I can bring my daughter up better:) Enjoy the rest of your tour! Thanks!


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