Setting An Example For My Nephew

My nephew turned seven yesterday.  The time has flown since that morning I came up from Atlanta and at 5 AM my sister came into my room and said “Its time.”  My nephew is a charismatic individual.  Really smart (many times too smart for his own good), sociable, and a bright future ahead of him. […]

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Another Sick Day

Cydney went to bed Monday night putting up more of a fight than normal.  I noticed that her voice was getting a little raspy but I didn’t think much of it other than her voice could have been horse from all of the yelling she’d been doing over the weekend.  That morning she woke up […]

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This Is The Life/Highs and Lows

  *Music contains explicit content* All of 2011 was a difficult year.  With Cydney’s birth, Timile’s diagnosis and eventual passing from cancer as well as my mother’s diagnosis; I had been going through a lot.  Being that all of my time was taken up between the three most important girls in my life.  My outlet […]

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Go The F**k To Sleep

*Today’s post has quite a bit of adult language* Go the F**k to Sleep is an illustrated “children’s” book written for adults written by Adam Mansbauch that was released in 2011. I heard of the book last week via Instagram. A friend of mine who is a mother posted a picture of the book and […]

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Childhood Innocence

My daughter is a very personable little girl.  Usually when you take children into new surroundings and new people, they get shy and cling to their parent’s leg.  Not Cydney.  Whenever she is introduced to a new person, she walks right up to them, points to herself and says “I’m Thindney!” That’s how she pronounces […]

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5/21/12: The Final Court Date

May 21 had been marked off on my mental calendar for almost three months. I always knew I was getting my daughter back so I was never worried about that. After all that I’d been through since between the pregnancy, cancer, and moving around; this chapter could finally close and Timile could rest in peace. […]

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Growing Old

  Something’s gotta changeSounds of laughter and happiness turns my teardrops to rainBeen bearing this burden for too many of my daysLooks like breezes of autumn done finally move my wayLike memories of yesterday… While Southernplayalisticadillacmuzic opened up the door for southern hip-hop, Aquemini is the five-mic classic, Stankonia was the crossover, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below […]

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SpelHouse Graduation

Social media is something else. When I graduated from high school ten years ago, you were balling if your cell phone had a camera. More than likely you didn’t. Your memories were mostly 4×6 glossy photos in which the best one or two you put in your scanner and you asked your friends who knew […]

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