Mother Hunger

I am the mother of 3 daughters. I was 19 years old when I had my first daughter, 28 years old when I had my second daughter, and 38 years old when I had my third daughter. To say that my parenting style varied from child to child is an understatement. With my first child,Continue reading “Mother Hunger”

OMG! Why Are Our Pregnancy Or Childbirth Related Deaths So High?

I remember hearing about Serena Williams having complications that could have resulted in her death, following the birth of her daughter. I remember thinking, how tragic, I am glad Serena was persistent. I remember not giving it much thought after that. Periodically I would hear about pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths being high in the UnitedContinue reading “OMG! Why Are Our Pregnancy Or Childbirth Related Deaths So High?”

5 THINGS Moms Should Teach Their Daughters

When I entered the motherhood circle at the young age of 19, I got a lot of advice about how to take care of my daughter’s physical needs. Breastfeeding, cloth diapers, nap time, burping, cereal in bottles, etc. Wherever I turned, there seemed to be an abundance of women ready, willing, and able to teachContinue reading “5 THINGS Moms Should Teach Their Daughters”

Advice to Our Moms: 10 Things We Need You To Know

My co-contributor, Courtney Muhammad, and I decided to be creative this year for Mother’s Day. Tight budgets always make our creative juices really flow. LOL! We figured since our moms always have so much advice for us, we would return the favor. So, with the help of our siblings and my dad, who decided toContinue reading “Advice to Our Moms: 10 Things We Need You To Know”

Break Out the Board Games

In Social Distancing with an 11-year-old I told you that Gabby loves board games! The thing that is so fascinating to me is that many of the board games that we play were games that I remember playing as a child. The fact that they are still so wildly popular (okay, well maybe that is an overstatement)Continue reading “Break Out the Board Games”

Fun Facts From Valencia

I was talking to Ally about our travels and decided to share a few fun facts with you all. For those of you that do not know, Alyssa a.k.a “Ally” is my 20 year-old college junior that I have been exploring Spain with. People often refer to her as my mini me. Ally’s top travelContinue reading “Fun Facts From Valencia”

Mommy vs. Feminist/Activist

For those of you that did not get to read it, I decided to share my last column in the Bertie-Ledger. Let me know your thoughts! A couple of years ago, I selfishly refused to understand a mother’s view when she explained that she had little to no concern about her African-American son making aContinue reading “Mommy vs. Feminist/Activist”

He’s A Keeper

Unable to stay awake a second longer, I hobbled into my bedroom, crawled under the cover, and drifted into a world that did not include my demanding children. Prior to this weekend, I was able to closely monitor my boyfriend’s interactions with my children. No, not because my boyfriend is creepy and needs to beContinue reading “He’s A Keeper”

Strong Women Suffer

I am attracted to strong men.  Yes, I said it.  Strong men. I love them.  So, what is my definition of a strong man?  Well, here we go… A strong man is a man that has the right amount of “swag” (too much swag can be a turn-off) when he is dealing with the world. Basically, whenContinue reading “Strong Women Suffer”

For Your Consideration

I have been receiving a lot of feedback from individuals that have read my blog posts.  As a writer, it is always exciting when you get feedback because you know that your material is being read. Of course, as humans, we all share different beliefs, values, and standards. So, just like anything else, there areContinue reading “For Your Consideration”