Why I Like Fridays

Rarely do I get the chance to come home, take my pants off, pick a lounging spot, and spend time enjoying every spoonful of my butter pecan ice cream as slowly as I want to. Ah! It feels good. I’m currently sitting on my bed as the window behind me lets in the beauty of…

The Beginning of Weird?

Last night I experienced something I will never be able to again…well, perhaps I might. I took my growing baby out of me and held HIM. How sweet the moment was. Before you think I am crazy, I’ll mention now that I had a dream that I got to take my baby out of me to see…

Growing, Growing, Growing!

Hi all!! I am officially four months and I finally have a baby bump that appeared approximately two days ago!! I now know what other moms mean by “you get bigger overnight!” It’s true! Sunday, I didn’t look pregnant. Today, I look like I’ve been here a while. Holy moly!! This makes everything so much…

May 4th!

Today, I turned 24 years old at 11:11am (thanks mom for keeping great records lol)! Praise the Lord for the blessing of seeing another year!!! As I wrote on Facebook today, this year has been so eventful for me already! I am currently in my second trimester and couldn’t be more excited about starting a…

Birth is Beautiful

Birth. What are my thoughts on birth? Well, I know that we have an awesome Creator who made women and their bodies to birth babies if they choose to. From puberty to menopause (with birthing babies in between) our bodies endure and experience some incredible changes. Most women (maybe all at first??) are afraid of giving…

I’m Pregnant!

YES! You read correctly. My husband and I are expecting our first child! We are sooo excited and nervous about this. We are still newlyweds so this is pretty much a honeymoon babe (though, not quite). As hard as it may seem for some, this was planned. Hubby and I discussed this before we got…

On “Background”

This piece was birthed out of thoughts and feelings I’ve been having lately. I love being Black. I want to be seen as a Black Woman. Since dating my now husband Ben, I’ve been a part of many dialogues about Black men with “snow bunnies,” Black women and self-hate, interracial relationships, etc. I wonder about…

Background

I have light skin and kinky hair I cannot trace my roots back to Africa My maternal grandmother is from the deep South My maternal grandfather is from the North My great-grandmother was Native American (God rest her soul) I never met my great-grandfather who gave me my Irish maiden name He was Black I…

Reblog!!

Why do they always seem to put us up against one another? Why is it that it’s always in the news that black men prefer white women or that black women have bad attitudes? Why is it that society can’t seem to find us beautiful? If it’s not one thing, it’s another, but this is […]…

You Wouldn’t Believe This!

OH MY WORD!!!!! Have you ever heard of drain flies? They’re not gnats or fruit flies. They are also known as moth flies. They are about double the size of a moth with fuzzy bodies and big dumbo wings. Yeah, sounds gross. They don’t bite (hallelujah!!!) but they are INCREDIBLY annoying, seem to pop up…

Real Talk- Happy Black History Month!

Hey guys! So, imma keep this post real short. In the spirit of Black History Month (yes, we still got 8 more days y’all!!), I want to express my love and appreciation for my first language, African-American Vernacular English (AAVE). For all of my uninformed friends, this is not slang. AAVE is a beautiful variation…

Journey!

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