When I was in grade school, troubled by all the normal things that could trouble a young child’s mind—popularity, boys, fighting with my brother and sister—I found peace and solace by sitting in the little maple tree in our front yard. It could barely support my developing athletic build, but I would nonetheless climb theContinue reading “Wrapped in the Arms of a Maple Tree”
This morning, like many, I woke thinking about the many nuggets of wisdom I still need to share with my kids. I find that if I’m not consciously thinking about this, I can look up and a whole year will have passed before I remember something I should have taught them a long time ago.Continue reading “Don’t Stand in Front of the Microwave”
**Note: I’m defining diversity in terms of ethnic diversity unless otherwise stated.** I am the product of a predominately White private school in Atlanta, The Westminster Schools. I was one of two Black girls, maybe three for a few years, in our grade from sixth until graduation. In middle school, I remember sitting in aContinue reading “The Private School Diversity Struggle”
It finally hit me. I am an outsider. I’ve felt different more times than I care to count but until recently I’ve not given it much thought or embraced the notion of being an outsider. When I was born, my older twin siblings didn’t want much to do with me as they had each other.Continue reading “Your Mama Is An Outsider”
I have a fabulous life. No really, I do. I have two amazing children, a loving husband and family, good friends, and many interests. I get to travel to amazing places, meet amazing people, and do amazing things. Mostly, I get to raise my children and revel in the routine of going outside to playContinue reading “What I Hide on Social Media”
Last night my daughter and I went to the Bruno Mars concert in Los Angeles–it was everything! That young man is truly talented and reminds me so much of Michael Jackson around the time he moonwalked during the Motown 25th televised show. Bruno performs with the same intensity and passion. Aside from having great music,Continue reading “How Bruno Mars Helped Me Become a Better Parent”
Have you seen all the inappropriate, adult-only challenges going around social media? I have and my first thought was this: What Would You Do For Some…Sleep!