Long time, no write folks! So let's hop right into it... I've left the school system in my district. Technically I'm a teacher in the sense of the new position I'm in, but I no longer have to stress myself with the daily struggles of fighting for what's right in the Early Childhood & Public… Continue reading ….choosing sanity
Hey folks! Long time, No chat-about-my-woes-to-random-strangers... So today I want to dwell a bit on what happened at the carnival. So I was with my special friend... ...we'll discuss later.... And we were out together with Ky and some friends, just playing and riding rides...you know, carnival-ly things. Well at one of the games, the… Continue reading …Whose Daddy?!
Dear Ky, Wow...You're really 6 today! We've been in this thang for 6 years! And what a rollercoaster it has been. I never knew how exhausting I was, until I had my own Cancer drama queen twin. [HA!] Aside from our dramatics, you have truly been a blessing to my life. You're sweet, affectionate, smart,… Continue reading …Love letter to my 6year old
Mother's Day is tomorrow and what better way to celebrate than to ask a few of my mommy friends what makes motherhood rewarding to them--that and you don't have to read my parenting complaint of the week...Ha! Enjoy. (***s= son, d= daughter***) Motherhood means the world to me. I never knew that there was an… Continue reading ….what makes motherhood rewarding?
Because there's so much more to Eva's motherhood journey, I thought I'd share it in a separate post. Enjoy. I always wanted to be a Mama. It all started when I became an aunt at the young age of 9, when my oldest sister (16 years older than me...exactly!) had her first baby in 1970. … Continue reading …Eva’s continued motherhood story
....It's like a jungle sometimes...it makes me wonder how I keep from going under... [and then ignore all lyrics after] Hey folks! Has anyone else felt like they're failing miserably? In parenting? In caring for yourself? In life? I truly have felt like I'm sinking most days and I've felt awful about it because Ky… Continue reading ….stopping yourself
I started writing part of this after George Floyd's death and feeling very helpless with what was happening during this time... ...it took me a while to write this because I was drained from all the discussion around what was going on in the world...I guess I'm ready now... By now you've seen the outpour… Continue reading …raising a black child in america
Some days, Ky works my nerves only because 5 year olds have entirely too much energy and I feel like a 80 year old woman who naps all day. But most days, she brings me a lot of joy with her antics. Hugs and Kisses: Usually this annoys me, but Ky loves to give me hugs… Continue reading …9 ways I love my Ky
....Your worth/value as a woman did not decrease because you became a single mom. If anything, it has increased... Maaaaaan... This has been ringing in my mind as of late ever since Kim (@singleblackmotherhood) posted it. I always thought that I was "damaged goods" because I am a single mother [ESPECIALLY being a BLACK single… Continue reading …Worth
We made it to another year! Don't come in here acting up, now 2021! Like most [smart, sensible] folks, I stayed home with my little person because I didn't have another [safe] means to escape her. And being that we are on Winter Break from school, I wanted to do something with her to bring… Continue reading …Bringing in 2021