Posts Tagged "inadequacy"

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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Revealed: 10 Things That Happen Post Baby

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Revealed: 10 Things That Happen Post Baby

Once you have children, your world changes. At least mine did. And, when I speak to women, I find that no matter our color or background, we tend to share similar experiences. I engaged in a little girl talk on Mommy’s Open Diary facebook page and discovered the Top 10 Things that Happen After Having Children. Feel free to add to the list! 10. FAMILY Your extended family will get tired of babysitting. I’m not saying they won’t babysit, but prepare yourself for a few reluctant yes’ and your call going straight to voice mail. Girl Talk:  If you have no other choice,...

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Come Again?! (Part One of “Expecting A Baby”)

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Come Again?! (Part One of “Expecting A Baby”)

On March 18, 2013 my husband and I were beyond excited to attend our first ultrasound appointment. The thought that we were having another child was a little overwhelming but amazing at the same time. Now closer to 2 years old, we wanted S Dot to have a partner in crime. This crawling on the floor and being his main form of entertainment was becoming a bit much. Plus, I often tell people that I am not sure how I could have survived childhood without my little brother. After everything we had been through and witnessed while growing-up, it is great to have someone who you can talk trash to...

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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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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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