Baby Talk

My toddler teaches me to keep life simple, and that perfection is not necessary to find joy in parenting.

I AM…

Why do we spend so much time letting other people decide what we are and what we’re not? Why do we spend so much of our mental energy believing them? Our opinion of us has to be greater than the opinions of others, and so much more important. Only you hold the power to be,Continue reading “I AM…”

Today I Wear Pearls

Today, I wear pearls. I wear pearls because they signify something beautiful that came from an injury. I wear pearls because they indicate class and elegance. I wear pearls for all brown girls who have ever been made to feel like they don’t belong. I wear pearls for all the women in a man’s world,Continue reading “Today I Wear Pearls”

Modern Meditations on Politics & Anti-Social Media

Politics From the Greek politika, meaning “things concerning the polis,” “polis” meaning the city, or the people. The Greeks gave us political philosophy and the idea of democracy. This evolved away from a system where power was held by a single person, usually a king, and gave it to the citizens, which is what weContinue reading “Modern Meditations on Politics & Anti-Social Media”

What Do We Tell the Children

My sisters, my friends. The last paragraph of my last post came to me as I tried to muster some form of comfort to speak to my baby sister, who is a few years my junior, but missed a lot of the good stuff we came up with. Sadly, her time has been wrought withContinue reading “What Do We Tell the Children”

Just Enough

In a society of Over planning, Over scheduling, Over committing, Over thinking, Over worrying, Overwhelming, Over exposing, Over doing, Over comparing, Over spending, Over cooking, Over eating, Over expecting, Over complaining; I am thankful for this year teaching me about Just Enough. Just enough company to keep, Just enough food on the shelves, Just enoughContinue reading “Just Enough”

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