Digital Detox

We’ve created digital monsters. I’m not a gadgets person per se – but I can admit I like stuff. I gave up on PCs after buying myself a Mac as a graduation gift. So now I am one of the Apple faithfuls. I now have an…

I Haven’t Had a Weekend Off in 2 Years

News is a 24/7 type business. When you rollover at 3 a.m. after sleep has escaped you and you decide to turn on some 24 hour news network — those people you see are really at work WORKING at 3 a.m. There are others there working, too, overseeing…

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…

K.I.S.S.

Being a parent is hard work. I have so much respect for stay at home moms…because for working moms — we get somewhat of a break. (Well not really, but you get it.) Now that school is in full swing, I have vowed to be…

Time Out

I told myself i would be productive. As with most working mommas days off from work are really “on days” at home. But with a big milestone like a kid’s first day I took a vacation day from work so I could actually be there…

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…