I Don’t Want to Come to Your Party! Here’s Why?

I just want to let you know that I’m boycotting your party, so save your energy and don’t invite me!  Yes, you, my dear beloved friend, cousin, Aunty, and acquaintance with whom I get along with so well.  I adore you, but I don’t want to attend your party, even though it might be an […]

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I Don’t Like You– and that’s okay!

Let me tell you about my mama, she is one of the most endearing people you’ll ever meet.  She’s sweet, kind, sensitive, loving and will give you the duds right off her back.  She’s a saint; people who who know my mother personally will attest to that.  They might also divulge that her home is […]

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10 Things I Would Gladly Be Thankful For!

November has long been known to be the month of thanksgiving, both literally and figuratively; a time when people are ready dig deep within themselves, to pull out the gratitude that they’ve overlooked all year.   It’s a noble endeavor—I guess.  Or, maybe it’s just a way for some of us to feel less like […]

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The Standard of Beauty– Who actually Fits in?

There is a female, a distant friend, who always tells me that I’m beautiful– my response is always to thank her for being “kind”…………………….. There is a lady who always downplays the compliments I give, yet, she’s one of the  of most stylish that I know,………………………. There is a little girl, with sparkling eyes and […]

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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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