Negotiations and Sweet Talk

My little girl is something else. She is a very wild child (as I have previously stated). She gets into everything and leaves behind a trail of destruction. Now we all know that babies must play around and experiment with their environment to learn but Cydney’s idea of learning usually requires the tearing of paper […]

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The “M” Word

I had a professor in college who said that “Children are geniuses until they’re about five years old.” Makes sense. It takes a lot of brilliance to know knowing and learn how to talk and process information without teaching them. I’m convinced that children pick up on how somethings should be and in the case […]

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Oh Really?

As a parent I’ve noticed that the two words I say the most (other than No Cydney!) are “Oh Really?” My nephew is six years old. I lived in Atlanta from when he was born until he was about four and then I lived in Buffalo and Virginia. With that said, I didn’t get gradual […]

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Being Aware of Breast Cancer

This Sunday was my mother’s 29th birthday. As I’d stated before we went to the city (that’s what us locals call Manhattan) to go to this Sisters Circle Convention. They started oft with a church service by the legendary Hezekiah Walker which was great. They had all kinds of vendors and panels as well about […]

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The Newest Edition

Last week my sister went to Atlanta with a friend of hers. On Saturday night she gave me a call saying that there will be a new someone coming to the house some time during the next week. All I could do was brace myself. Earlier in the week she told me about this dog […]

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The Cat Food Struggle

If someone asked me what is the hardest part of parenting right now my answer would not be the long hours, how draining it is, or even potty training; its keeping my daughter away from cat food. She loves it. She loves to play with it by dumping it from bowl to bowl, throw it, […]

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Full Circle: The Weekend

This weekend was pretty interesting. Saturday Cydney and I headed out to New Jets for a family reunion with my fiance’s extended family. Here’s a short version of who they are: when my fiance was 23 she found out her birth father wasn’t the father she’d grown up with and was told the whole time […]

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