Identity, Mom Life, Parenting, The Cultural Journey, The Momming Journey

The Black Child’s Parent’s Burden

Recently, my son Noah has taken an interest in history, especially in historical figures.  He’s become fascinated especially with US presidents, which all in all makes sense since he is learning about money and various denominations.  In light of this, and in addition to my own history obsession, I have begun to collect biographies for… Continue reading The Black Child’s Parent’s Burden

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Getting Through the Process

What started out as an obsession to make my son “better” turned into the responsibility as a parent to be the voice for my son that he didn’t have.  And it is a responsibility that I take very seriously.  My natural curiosity compelled me to study and learn the laws under the IDEA (Individuals with… Continue reading Getting Through the Process

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Living on the Spectrum

I’ve been toying with the notion of writing about my son for a minute now.  But I was at a loss as to how I’d go about doing it.  They say you shouldn’t pick a favorite child… that each child is special and unique in their own way.  And this statement is 100% true, no… Continue reading Living on the Spectrum

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We have “those” kids now…

My two older children have been in school for two weeks now, and it seemed that almost instantly, their father and I have received not-so-great reports about their behavior.  It's not as if they are not smart- Layla is reading at a second grade level, writes extremely well, and excels in her math while Noah… Continue reading We have “those” kids now…

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And another one makes her trip around the sun…

She's 6, you guys!!! 6!!!! I’m sure there were several of you out in Facebook land that wondered why in the world I hadn’t said anything in regards to Miss Layla’s birthday on Friday.  It’s simple… I’m just not into Facebook anymore.  But I haven’t forgotten my middle’s child’s special day!  Layla turned the big… Continue reading And another one makes her trip around the sun…

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The Speech Odyssey: Round 3

The rule of three suggests that "events or characters introduced in threes are more humorous, satisfying, or effective in execution."  I've always been fond of the number 3 because of its "round-ness"... things just always seem more complete when they come in threes.  It's why I wanted to have 3 children.  But just as "three… Continue reading The Speech Odyssey: Round 3

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…But I Just Don’t Want To!!!

As much as I wanted to stray from writing posts strictly about "mom-ming" and how challenging it is, I find myself in another parenting conundrum.... how the heck do I make time for myself??? Like, is that even OK?   Today, I spoke with my friend who is coming into town for a workshop.  I… Continue reading …But I Just Don’t Want To!!!

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I Reckon It’s Time…

Up until now, I've been rather quiet about the recent incidents in our country involving race.  As a Black mother, I am aware that it is my duty, responsibility to teach and prepare my children to try and understand and prepare for the current attitudes in this country about race and prejudice.   I just didn't… Continue reading I Reckon It’s Time…