Kicking a Habit

Old habits die hard. And I am proof of that. As parents we pass those bad habits along to our children unfortunately. In my case — my biggest challenges are my addiction to sugar (see cavities post where I damn near burst in tears). My…

A Village of Few

I often hear a common theme from older black folks about how people used to believe in “it takes a village.” How black folks looked out for one another. How the communities rallied around everyone’s child. I’m sorry but I don’t remember any of this. I…

I Cried About Cavities

When I found out my kids had cavities I wanted to cry – I’m not sure if it was the $600+ bill I was looking at that I would ultimately pay out-of-pocket (insurance is a scam) to get their teeth back right – or the…

Fall is here!

The seasons are finally changing. It feels so much like that “you bet not go outside without a damn jacket on weather.” Being born in the winter I guess I was destined to hate summer. All summer all you hear from me is “it’s too…

I am the mother of a kindergartner

Eeek. That title alone has me about to break down in tears. I cannot believe it. My baby girl is about to start real school. Kindergarten. As I looked at my baby getting dressed for her first day. I couldn’t help but to try and fight the…