A Letter To Me

Breathe. Jazmin, just breathe. Yes, life has been incredibly hard lately. Did you think it would be easy? You say “no” but I know you. There is a voice you’ve had in your head since you were a little girl that told you that once you get married and have a baby you’d be set….

Reconciling With The Snow

It’s April… That should be enough to keep you away “Minnesota gets more snow” Is that supposed to make me like you? I like you for a few months…maybe even just one month Then it’s time for you to bounce It’s April! We’ve had enough! Are you teaching us to be grateful? It’s only making…

Writer’s Block

Well, well, well. We meet again. Blank screen Futile thoughts Bad grammar Limited vocabulary Shallow ideas Unintelligent sentence structure… You’d never believe I studied English in college. With the combination of writer’s block + recovering from pregnancy brain + mother’s brain + my natural forgetfulness…I seem a bit spacey and out of it. Hoping that…

Breastfeeding Ain’t for Suckers!

“Breastfeeding can be very painful” “Breastfeeding is exhausting” “Breastfeeding is hard and doesn’t come easy for most women” “Breastfeeding requires a long-term commitment” (at least for me) “Breastfeeding hurts your nipples” “Breastfeeding can give you engorged breasts!” There are so many other “negative” things I’m sure I could list about breastfeeding but that’s not what…

Judith’s Birth

How do women manage to put the greatest day of their lives into words? I’ve been thinking about how I would write out my birth story and have been at a loss of words since it happened. So, this is an attempt to put it into word form. Enjoy 🙂 For those of you who…

I Love My Hair

In the Black communities, it is very common to find a young Black girl who hates her hair. I was her once. It seemed like my hair put me at a disadvantage. I couldn’t get in water unless I had braids. It took forever to do my hair in almost ANY style.  I couldn’t get…

Confessions of a Non-Creative Mom-To-Be

I am NOT creative. I didn’t have art classes growing up. I didn’t practice art much at home. Nor did I explore different types of art. I’m also a plain Jane when it comes to decorating and style. I’ve always been that way. I don’t know what colors go together. And I just cannot foresee…

Third Trimester Blues

When I first started driving for long periods, I discovered that I had mild road rage. Once I had been driving a while, I noticed my road rage was worse when I was riding as the passenger (how does that make sense?). Now that I’m pregnant, I JUST CAN’T STAND driving or other drivers on…

Where is the Fridge?

As summer comes to an abrupt end for me today, I prepare for what I thought was going to be a rough morning. I woke up today and got right down to business. I ate first (before I puked from lack of food), made my husband’s lunch, got ready, and left EARLY to run an…

Short Testimony/Encouragement

I love my husband! I love how he is so patient and gracious with me. He treats me like I am the Queen of the world! He loves me so well, despite when I have crazy moments…which is often. I love how my husband supports my dreams and passions! He encourages me in them, even…