Posts Tagged "comparing"

You Owe Me An Apology!

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You Owe Me An Apology!

I was born and raised in the most “human” city in America. I’m a Baltimore girl through and through. My cell phone number still starts with, “410”. I was the first-born grandchild, showered with love but weighted with responsibility. I was what the church folks called an “old soul”. Immaturity wasn’t a luxury afforded to me. I was a young black girl maneuvering the neighborhood’s of Sandtown-Winchester, 72- square blocks of layered history. In the ’80s, my grandfather would love to boast of Baltimore’s most notable figures. I sang to Billie Holiday. I wanted to be as intelligent as...

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Blackish: A Black Mother’s View

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Blackish: A Black Mother’s View

When the show Black-ish first premiered I received text message after text message from friends saying, “Girl, this show is all about you and Jason!” First, let me say, “Tracee Ellis Ross, if you’re reading this, you’re my best friend…in my head!” At the core, Black-ish follows a modern day, middle class, African American family. The parents have reached a perceived level of success, and they live in a world were cultural assimilation has caused Dre (the father) to try to create a sense of ethnic identity for the members of his family that will allow them to honor their background...

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6 Ways Having a Dog Does Not Compare to Raising Children

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6 Ways Having a Dog Does Not Compare to Raising Children

Today, I found myself sitting in a meeting surrounded by recent dog owners. I listened as they gushed over their new pups. The conversations swirled around me, “I told my son he’s gonna have to walk him.” “The dog plopped on our bed at 4 o’clock in the morning.” “I went to pick-up the poop and realized I forgot the bag”. They relished in their new responsibilities. Then, it happened. One of the dog owners exclaimed, “Well, I guess we know what it’s like to have children!” <record scratch> Seriously?! The casualness in...

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Fall And Rise Again!

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Fall And Rise Again!

I was watching the BET Awards last night with my husband, he’s a stand-up comedian so to hear his commentary and live tweets are quite hilarious to me. When Sean “Puffy” Combs took the stage and the Bad Boy logo filled our flat screen we (just like every other 30-40 something) felt a wave of excitement and realization that, “Wait, it’s been 20 years?! How old are we?” Reminiscent of being under my parent’s roof, I danced around the living room well aware that if one more classic song dropped we were going to wake the entire neighborhood. And, now that we’re the parents of three little...

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How Does Your Child See You?

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How Does Your Child See You?

I am a severely flawed human being. Actually, depending on what day you catch me, you might not even consider me a human being. But, Lord knows I’m trying. If you told me 10 years ago that one day I would be married with three children under three, two of which are twins, there’s a good chance I would have kicked you in the balls (whether you had balls or not). My husband and I will tell you, “having three babies is hard”! When I’m not working a full-time job, my home life is filled with washing clothes, making bottles, cooking, changing diapers, wrestling on...

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