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New Years Traditions

Hey Y’all: Just read a status update from a friend on facebook. She listed her menu for New Years dinner and I feel bad that I don’t hold true to the traditions in a common Southern African American household. I searched the web and my heart was warmed seeing all the soul food dishes that […]

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Adoption Wednesday: The Mom Factor

Hey Y’all: This Christmas Miss Leah received her first baby doll and carriage. Her dad stared at her in awe because he couldn’t believe that his 20 month old daughter knew what to do with a baby doll. Is it just maternal instinct he kept asking me? Of course it is I told him, mommy’s […]

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Twin Tuesday: Potty Time!

Hey Y’all: I think it’s officially potty training time in our house! While chatting with my Mom on the phone, Myles ran past me showing his naked behind! “Myles” I yell, “where is your pamper” My mom hears me asking Myles and is now on the phone cracking up. “Wait Deveter did he take it […]

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Do you celebrate Kwanzaa?

Hey Y’all: I was checking out a post on regarding Kwanzaa and since I’ve developed a bit of a writers block I thought I would pose the question. Do you (if you are Black or African American) celebrate Kwanzaa? I can honestly say I don’t know anyone that does. The Seven Principles are outstanding […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why…

Hey Y’all: Now that Christmas is over and hopefully all the candy canes are gone here’s a little list that I thought should be on the top of your list for 2010. Erick had a dentist appointment a couple weeks and she wants to see the twins to be seen in the new year. As […]

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The Candy Cane

Hey Y’all: There is no evidence that the following is true but, I find it sweet and want to share it with you as my Merry Christmas! Many years ago, a candy maker wanted to make a candy at Christmas time that would serve as a witness to his Christian faith. He wanted to incorporate […]

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Top 10 Reasons Why… I SERIOUSLY dislike the MTA

Hey Y’all: I’m a New Yorker! Born, raised and still reside. I have a problem though and it’s with the MTA! It SUCKS!!!! So here is my top 10 reasons why… I seriously dislike the NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority 10. Trains and buses are filthy! Between the bottles and food that’s left on the train, […]

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Adoption Wednesday – How to Tell Your Child…

Hey Y’all: Now that you’ve decided to adopt a child, how do you explain to said little one who was adopted as an infant that they are not biologically yours? When you welcome an older child into your home this isn’t an issue, most times they know their history and who their biological family members […]

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Twin Tuesday: Sista Friends

Hey Y’all: In 2000 I was employed at AOL and met a few life long friends, one of them was Nicole Perez. Nicole isn’t just my friend, she’s my Puerto Rican Sister. I was the witness at her wedding and she was one of the first people I told that I was pregnant with Erick. […]

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The Santa Issue

Hey Y’all: The Christmas tree is decorated, lights are up at the window with snowfall as the back drop and then the question came; “Mommy, what’s Santa gonna bring me for Christmas?” Honestly folks I just looked at him and said, “I don’t know… what do you want him to bring you?” Erick didn’t say […]