I am not perfect. I try to be the best parent I can be, and that is why my child, has to take naps. It seems so trivial to some, but nap time is so essential for me!! I become a different a Mom altogether when Mina doesn't nap. It is not that I NEED a… Continue reading She Needs A Da*n Nap!!
She had fun, and for, what feels like the first time since I started working, I was able to give her a little bit of "the before" & it came straight from a box.
half way through, have been a semi controlled free fall, somewhere between being completely assured of who I am and where I'm headed to being utterly lost and genuinely defeated.
For all the mixed kids, who have undoubtedly gone through the same things, you do not need to prove anything to anyone, YOUR BEING is proof enough.
This summer, while we were in Florida I coerced my husband to take me to the Kingsley Slave Plantation on my birthday, of all days. Yeah, I know, not exactly the ideal "turn up" but I wanted to go so bad! I've had this... I dunno.. yearning to expand my knowledge of the history of… Continue reading If These Walls Could Talk…The Kingsley plantation
The one thing that I always wanted from my blog was honesty. Positivity and encouragement, of course, but honesty and transparency were really important to me. Because life is not always “you can do it’s” and “don’t stop believing’s” (which by the way you can do it, and don’t stop believing 😊 ) but life… Continue reading Days like this
Let's just be plain with each other, at this point in my life , I had half expected to have done more! 25 just snuck up on me, like "oh hi there, shall we begin the 5 year countdown to 30" ... I wasn't ready. I said "hold on, slow down, I had some things… Continue reading It’s just a bunch of stuff
Today my, before nap, my two year old did her very best to serenade me to sleep singing twinkle twinkle. My inner dialogue was on a steady loop of "Do I have to go back to work? Do I have to? Couldn't I just stay home with my little one? I could stay home...yeah... *long… Continue reading HiHo HiHo, it’s off to work we go (*soft sobs*)
I am a step mother to a vibrant, beautiful, smart 6 (almost 7) year old girl, Nylah. The delicate dynamic between her parents has made the bond her and I share, very unique and special. I was also able to parent Nylah, for a time, before I became pregnant and had Yamina. So, in a way,… Continue reading From One Step Parent to Another, with love
When I found out I was pregnant I was 115 pounds soaking wet... by the time I delivered I was 168 (dear god). I didn't over indulge (I mean...occasionally), I walked often and was mindful of how I ate. I just packed on weight, like nobodies business. I was unphased, Truly, I thought I would… Continue reading Snap back… What’s That?!