I’m just a regular-smegular wife, mom and college student. My house is never clean, my nails are usually chipped with old polish, and everyday that the kids make it another day alive is a celebration in the books! (Laugh, it’s ok) I’m just here to share the things that keep me and my family afloat the boat of the happy life. Some call it mommy … Continue reading Shameless self-promotion is truly an under-appreciated form of art. Let me fix that.
I don’t think anyone anticipated COVID-19 being as serious as it is. We all heard about its impact in China, but still, it didn’t feel real – really real – until it touched the United States soil. We have been spoiled with science—solutions. I think we all assumed that we would have a cure by now, and that this nightmare would go away as fast … Continue reading Break Glass In Case Of Emergency
On an evening walk with the kids, an elderly white woman approached us. Before she attempted at asking, “could she speak to my kids,” her wrinkled hands were cuffed around each child’s cheeks; before I spoke my answer which would have been, “Hell No!” The interaction no longer than 5 minutes, felt like an eternity. My face was blush with a fake smile, and my … Continue reading See, This What We Not Finna Do
The Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health states that African Americans are 10% more likely for psychological distress. This fact negates almost everything Africans Americans have been taught from childhood. That is, “mental health isn’t important.” If you’re a person of color, you’ve probably heard things like this growing up, “only crazy people go to therapy.” This unfortunate mindset is one of the … Continue reading Black Girls, Therapy Is Ok
Romans 12:21 “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” This is the Bible verse I chose to dedicate the children to. I chose this scripture because, one day, the kids won’t live under my roof and when they no longer do, I want them to understand that although they’ll come in contact with evil, their GOOD—God’s GOOD will always conquer that … Continue reading Liam & Zora’s Christening And Why We Waited So Long To Dedicate Liam
Putting your art out for the world to critique is hard. It’s one of the most vulnerable things I’ve done in life. I always knew that I wanted to explore and nurture my artistic side, but I allowed my low self esteem to dictate my vision. Time and time, I would map out these life plans and dreams just to find every excuse in the … Continue reading How A Nikki Giovanni Quote Gave Me The Confidence I’d Been Longing For
As a young girl, I spent countless hours dreaming of my wedding, future family, and spouse. I still have some of my dream wedding gown sketches from 6th grade. I was young and my thoughts about marriage were pretty shallow. It didn’t help that my parents were divorced and couldn’t stand to be in the same room with each other. I didn’t have the best … Continue reading My Husband Wasn’t My Type. Well, I Thought He Wasn’t
I’ve only been a member of 2 churches as an adult. Similar to finding you’re forever spouse, searching for a church home is just as a special process. I was a member of my last church home for about 7 years, and after marrying my husband, he joined my church too. Our young love grew, so did our family, and our love for Christ grew … Continue reading My Son’s Thirst For Christ Lead Us To A New Church Home