Eternal Optimism or a Way of Life?

I am in a book club currently that focuses on works of anti-racism and in our last meeting, one participant said to me, “I think we missed all the warnings and the signals and the signs and it’s too late for our country. It’s just too late.” I was taken aback by this because I…

I Found Me Again

The only words I really have to accompany today's video are those of Dr. Seuss, "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is Youer than You." Well, those words and these: Black Lives STILL AND ALWAYS WILL Matter. (If you need a new podcast that will help…

What, Who and Why Do You Want to Be?

A grown-up kneels down next to a four-year-old child and asks, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The child’s eyes get wide with possibilities. Their face lights up with the notion that they could pick anything and make it happen. There are no limits. That same child starts to get older.…

Wait, But Do You Have a Mom?

In honor of pride month, I thought I'd take a little trip down memory lane to the day I learned what the word gay means. But since not everyone makes it to the end of these posts, here are a list of Black-led LGBTQ+ organizations that you can support: Transgender Law Center, The Solutions Not…

Lost in Relaxation OR My Husband Occasionally Looks Like a Hurt Puppy

Domi wandered downstairs looking lost in his own home. It was the first day of no school in three and a half years. I had told him to also take off work for a few weeks so he could just relax and enjoy himself. It was time for a break for my boy. He was…

You Bet Your Booty I’m Relentless

My Dad, who might I add, loves me very, very much ascribed an adjective to my normal state of being from the time I was about two years old. Relentless. And wasn't that the truth. I think at the time he didn't necessarily think it was to my benefit, mostly I think I drove him…

Lessons from My Daddy

To the Daddy that asked me when I first started dating Domi, "Honey, does he treat you right?" And my answer was, "Sometimes he even looks at me the way you do." I love you. I was a blessed little girl with two adoring and doting fathers and today is one of those fathers’ birthdays.…

Someone Dropped Me Off At the Wrong Competition…

I was having such a tough time putting into words (that made sense) on the page this time around, so I am trying something new here! Most normal people would probably choose to dress up and put some fresh makeup on before filming their first video for their blog, but apparently, nope, not me...was just…

I’m Just a Big Kid

Sometimes I think we need a little reminder of the small happy things that can happen in life. And then we need to remember that they can happen to any of us at any time. About five years ago, my Dad and I were driving up to visit my Daddy while he was away at…