Remember the photographer I told you about the other day? Well his wife, Valerie Graham is just as awesome! She wrote Mama Rock’s Rules Ten Lessons for Raising a Houseful of Successful Children with Chris Rock’s mother, Rose Rock. Valerie, a graduate of Harvard University, is also a magazine editor, and society columnist. Down to earth and full of positive energy, it was a joy exchanging family stories with her and learning that we have similar roots!
As a child that grew up in the foster care system and now a mother, I am moved by what Rose has not only done for her ten children but for seventeen foster children. It isn’t easy. Rose founded Rock This 619, a nonprofit youth empowerment organization. Moreover, she hosts the weekly Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, radio program The Mom Show where Valerie is also a part of the on-air production team. This collaboration signifies the strength and beauty of what women can do when they share their gifts. I love it!
Rose says she had 3 rules in her house that her children had to follow: