Category Archives: Talking Tuesdays

My Daughter Has No White Friends

The other day I was thinking about all of my 4 year old daughter’s friends and I came to  startling realization- she has no friends of different backgrounds particularly white. As I thought in my mind, I’m not even sure … Continue reading

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How I Taught My Son a Lesson about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I told my son that he would not have to attend school on January 21st he responded like any normal 12-year-old would—he shouted in excitement. To him, it was just like any normal day except he didn’t have to go to school. … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Crying Since Friday- A Teacher’s Thought About SandyHook Elementary

Every night since Friday, I can’t sleep. All I think about are those 26 kids and teachers who meet a ‘mad man’ on that bright, Friday morning. This tragedy has hit home for me because (as if you didn’t already … Continue reading

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Clearly, It’s Easier to Buy a Gun Than a Home in the United States

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In the United States it’s easier to buy a gun then to own a home. With a home purchase you have to go through (many times) months of inquiry into your financial, job and relationship history. Everything is verified multiple … Continue reading

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{The Mommy Struggles} Do You Curse In Front Of Your Kids?

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All of us have done it. Accidentally hit our toe or tripped over something and all of a sudden that infamous curse words comes across our lips before you can stop yourself. Everything in the room stops and then all … Continue reading

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5 Reasons I Need to Be On “Iyanla Fix My Life”

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For the past two to three months I’ve been addicted to a reality show. One that not only  exposes people’s raw feeling but is full of drama- not it’s not one the ratchet Basketball Wives spin offs-instead it’s Iyanla Fix … Continue reading

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We Have Seperate Bank Accounts..Don’t You?

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“What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is ours.” This is a popular phrase that many married women say when (playfully) explaining how they wish money would be divided in their marriage. When I got married five years ago, my … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Whip My Children Anymore

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My mother used to tell me that what works with one child, won’t necessarily work with the next one(s). Boy was she ever right. My oldest son is so calm and well composed that many times you won’t even know … Continue reading

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Talking Tuesdays: Whip That Thing Out: Why I Advocate Breastfeeding Anytime, Anyplace!

  During my pre adolescent years I was told by my mother to “hide my breasts” and make sure I wasn’t showing too much cleavage. If I did I wouldn’t be thought of as a “good girl” and I could … Continue reading

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Sometimes All That Matters is Family

This weekend I was scheduled to run the Black Girls Run Race to End Hunger 10k but at the last minute I got a phone call. My sister needed me in Memphis. You see last year she got married to the … Continue reading

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