Thirteen years ago, at the age of 16, Cyntoia Brown shot and killed 43-year-old Johnny Mitchell Allen. Cyntoia allegedly randomly met Allen in a restaurant parking lot and agreed to return to his home with him in order to exchange sex for money. Allen was showing off his many guns to Brown and she became paranoid. As … Continue reading Cyntoia Brown and Our Broken Justice System
I arrived at the hospital on an empty stomach at 10:30am as instructed. My c-section was supposed to start at 12pm. The nurse gave me a gown to change into and attempted to start an IV. She missed the first time, but since she was so nice and had such good bedside manner I was gracious … Continue reading Why I Think C-Sections Suck
These days it's common to see parents on social media chastising or embarrassing their children for something they have done that the parent does not approve of. I try to never say never, but I would never do that to my children. When I was a child my mom would often say "what happens in … Continue reading Is it ok to shame your child on social media?
It's easy to lose yourself when you become a mom. Finding a healthy balance between parenting, personal relationships, and personal time can be very challenging. Moms have a tendency to feel the need to be everything to everybody and the truth of the matter is that is just not possible. Most times while we are … Continue reading Three ways to keep your mom-sanity
Yesterday was a long day, by about 8 pm I was all the way done. I'm in my bedroom trying to watch shark tank in peace when Janiah, my oldest daughter comes in and proceeds to tell me her little brother peed on himself and it's on her hands. My son is four years old, … Continue reading Am I being punked?
Being a mother is many things. It is a full-time job, it is frustrating, it is exhausting, it is exhilarating, it is the best of times and the worst of times. For most moms one is enough, maybe two, if you stretch it three. I am working on number five. Nine, six, four, two, and … Continue reading Moming Without A Mom
As a mother, there is one thing I want for my daughters more than anything else. That one thing is for them to know how powerful they are, to be aware of the infinite strength that lies within them. I want them to know their beauty is not in their hair, their skin, or their … Continue reading How do I teach my daughter she’s beautiful?