5 Reasons You Might Need to Apologize to Your kids!

If you know me, and we’ve ever had a real conversation about my children, it’s probably come up that over the years, I’ve often had to apologize to them a lot, for a whole host of things.  I accepted early on my slim chance of ever attaining mother of any year, and decided instead to […]

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Lunch and a Lifetime! A Father’s Day Letter

Flashback almost 16 years ago, I sat across the table from you in the dining hall of our Alma-mater—co-workers we were then, stuck with only each other to kill some time.  We talked—about life, our dreams and goals—you told me about your family and your mom, I in turn told you about mine; then we […]

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Oh Black Man, Where art Thou?

Before I address the crux of what this post is about, I need to clarify something first—I am an absolute fan of Black Men; from their physique, to their strength, to their charisma, to the way they move, love, and laugh—all these things keep me in constant awe of them, plus, growing up I had […]

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Yes, I have 5 kids! Why is that a problem?

If you’ll let me, I’ll describe for you a look of horror I know all too well– come with me, virtually that is– to a chipotle in anywhere town USA, and examine closely the face of any one of the several workers standing behind the counter when I darken the door with all of my […]

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The Evolution of Playing While Black!

When I was growing up we always played outside— in the summer we stayed out until the street lights hit, then we took the party to the porch.  Back then kids weren’t bombarded with activities and camps; we weren’t allowed to sit around playing video games. Call me a throwback mama, If you will, but […]

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For Goodness Sake, Stop Lying to Your Kids

  A few weeks ago I had to give the hard truth to one of my kids, by letting her know how badly she sucked at one of her audition.  Now, in the vein of full disclosure, my beloved daughter is nine, but before you get all sappy on me and start lamenting about how […]

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