I’m talking to you, the people who have flooded Facebook feeds the world over with their call to arms, their outrage, and their chants of “we’re not going to take it anymore.” I hear you. I feel your outrage. I have felt your frustration on a daily basis with a Country that feels like it’s… Continue reading Good People
I have to admit; it’s hard parenting twins. It’s more than just the logistical there’s two of them. You have to treat them as individuals while at the same time balancing their twin identity. I learned this lesson first hand this past year when they started school. Last year when the boys started Kindergarten, I… Continue reading Twins in Two Different Grades
How would you answer your children when they look at you with a pain in their eyes and ask you, “Why do White people hate Black people?” The question gives me pause. I know that this is the moment that I can no longer hide them from the world. No matter how hard I’ve tried… Continue reading Why All The Hate?
“I made it through another day.” It’s what I say to myself every night before I go to bed. Sometimes when I say it, I’m thoroughly exhausted, others not so much. I know that when I finally fall asleep, it won’t be for long. I have a long night ahead of me, and all I… Continue reading What It’s Like To Live With Fibromyalgia
My earliest memories of my father are all from my imagination. I was told I met him when I was two or three at McDonald’s. I don’t remember it, but I can almost imagine how it went. I probably cried, as this man I never even knew existed up until this point, tried to hold… Continue reading Not All Fathers Are Great But Some Are Amazing
May 13, 2007, was the last Mother’s Day I celebrated. I have a hard time recalling what we did. The memory, nine years later, clouded by the passage of time. That fall my Mother passed away from cancer. Her battle was over; mine was just starting.
It has returned. I am filled with so much dread and anxiety that every creak in the night wakes me up. I know it will be days before I see another good night’s rest, despite my best efforts. Our house is now at DEFCON 1 status. The stomach bug is back.
About nine months ago, I got the great idea to quit my job and stay home to write full-time.
The internet is full of advice from experts on how to help your children through a divorce. Most of those experts have never lived through a divorce. It’s heartbreaking, it’s hard and even those sound advice from the most renowned experts will never prepare you for it. It’s easy to fall into the traps of… Continue reading 5 Things Moms Can Do To Help After A Divorce
Moms, I have a confession to make, I’ve hit the wall. In the beginning of the summer I was full of piss and vinegar. Summer vacation could not start soon enough for me, I had our bucket list planned and thanks to Pinterest a bucket load of rainy day activities. Then, somewhere around Mid-July, I… Continue reading 5 Stages of Summer Vacation