Posts Tagged "bad day"

The Bullies You Never Forget

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The Bullies You Never Forget

Last weekend I received a phone call from my parents encouraging me to take the boys to Druid Hill Park to attend the 2nd Annual African Griot Book Fair. It was a nice family event. The highlight was listening to Baltimore’s own, Maria Broom, narrate her children’s book, “The Village Bully”. I sat with my boys as Maria took us through the heartwarming story of Michael Jose Jamal, a young boy, larger than most in his class, who had suffered great lost and lashed out in school.  I reminisced over my own childhood, coming up against many “Michaels”. When the story was over, we began walking...

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8 Reasons This Mother Hasn’t Called You

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8 Reasons This Mother Hasn’t Called You

A friend of mine called me on Monday, left me a vague voicemail message, and I did not return her call until Wednesday. When I called, she proceeded to make me feel guilty for not responding as quickly as she expected. She used those sarcastic phrases I have become all too familiar with like, “Well, I know how important you are…” or “Thank you for finding the time to fit me in…” Since having children, there have been a few times the awful thoughts below have run through my mind. Do I always feel this way?…”Absolutely Not!” Will some of my...

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The Cure for A Horrible Day

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The Cure for A Horrible Day

Have you ever been punched in the stomach with so much force that your tongue gets stuck in your throat, then someone dumps ice cold water down your back? Yeah, me neither. But, in this moment I feel like I could relate. Once again, life has proven it’s not fair. I’ve had opportunities snatched from me and ideas stolen. I’ve been lied to and laughed at. I’ve had my intelligence insulted and my patience tested. I’ve been patted on the head and told to wait my turn while others have jumped the line. I’ve been overlooked and looked down upon. I’ve been...

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So You Had A Bad Day?

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So You Had A Bad Day?

Have you ever had dark thoughts? I mean the type of thoughts that make it hard for you to look in the mirror or consider yourself a “good person”. Those are the kind of thoughts I’ve been battling for months. I’ve been so consumed with sadness that it has been easier to talk about everything else but the one thing that is truly bothering me. Why? Because there is nothing worse than when a person catches you when you’ve hit your bottom. It’s the equivalent of crying at work (I HATE CRYING AT WORK!!!). But, I’ve realized that I’m being a hypocrite. The reason I started Mommy’s Open Diary is...

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