Love in the Time of Corona

For me, watching coupling trends or items of the like are of interest to me. I mean, real trends, not gossip. For example, China reported a record-high number for divorce filings in March, after their nation exited lockdown. This was timely and interesting to me as I found the report just as we entered sheltering-in-placeContinue reading “Love in the Time of Corona”

Healthy Snacks for Thriving Students

Whether your kids are going back to school this fall or taking virtual classes at home, one thing that won’t change is their endless need for after school snacks. Parents, like me, have been fighting a variety of battles of wills during the sheltering at home. Many I have talked to have admitted that nutritionContinue reading “Healthy Snacks for Thriving Students”

It’s Hard Out Here – Pimping or Not (Part 2)

Let’s resume our conversation. Last time, I used an all-too-common example, a lost job. A lost job, no matter the why, is an opportunity for new enterprises — a new business, a trip, time off to spend with family and friends, continued education, and more. Training our minds to look at adverse or undesired situationsContinue reading “It’s Hard Out Here – Pimping or Not (Part 2)”

It’s Hard Out Here – Pimping or Not (Part 1)

Life Lessons: Learning How to Find Meaning in Rough Times In times like these, hopelessness is increasingly becoming a common feeling. There are tragedies on the news every day and in our lives frequently. The economy. Riots. Pandemics. Discord every where we turn. On top of that, our daily lives can bring challenges and negativityContinue reading “It’s Hard Out Here – Pimping or Not (Part 1)”

Talking to Our Kids About Freedom

I really wanted to write a thoughtful post about teaching kids about aspects and perceptions of freedom. But Black Moms are already all-too-familiar with “The Talk”. In my experience, it has always been delivered to me from the perspective of what I “couldn’t do” or where I “couldn’t go”. I delivered to my eldest daughterContinue reading “Talking to Our Kids About Freedom”

July: The Freedom Series

Since June, I’ve thought about the notion of freedom in earnest. In the wake of all that is going on regarding systemic racism, police brutality, and health inequities, freedom just feels… absent; more of a lofty goal than a reality. For this reason, each week I’ll explore an adjective of freedom. This week I’m focusingContinue reading “July: The Freedom Series”

TSC 1: What does it mean to be a sister?

What is sisterhood?  My younger sister and I would most likely not be friends if we were not sisters born 19 months apart to the same parents. Don’t get me wrong; she’s funny, intelligent, a good dancer, and I love her, but our circles don’t overlap. When I think of our personalities, interests, and thingsContinue reading “TSC 1: What does it mean to be a sister?”