Caught in the Undertow

I am learning daily what it means to be a “writer”.  It still feels weird and awkward to identify myself as such…as bizarre as it would be for me to check the ‘African American’ box on a college application simply because I’ve been told I’ve a few good dance moves. I am learning to force…Read more »

Moms: We Got Suckered…

Mother’s Day:  When moms all over the world wish to be celebrated, appreciated, perhaps even pampered a little.  Being a mother is perhaps the hardest, most underpaid, yet most rewarding job on the planet.  So it only stands to reason, that mothers should be appreciated for all their hard work. But sorry, that isn’t the…Read more »

Houston, We’re Stuck…

My oldest’s first word was ‘stuck’.  She would crawl under the coffee table, chair–pretty much any small spot–and then get trapped.  She’d climb in head first into a space too small to turn around.  Her stage of development hadn’t grasped yet the ability to simply exit backwards feet first.  She’d be confined on all fours like a…Read more »

Tents of glory…

WARNING. READER DISCRETION ADVISED: The following, while humorous in overall nature, contains gross details that may be too nauseating for those who have weak stomachs or haven’t spent a lot of time with children. *** This past week, my family took on a nasty stomach bug.  It started with the youngest and worked it’s way all…Read more »