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My Rant on Reid: Thank you Senator for your wrongs, I have learned a lot.

Like any mom, I’m always looking for a teachable moment. In school, at the dinner table or in the check out line. The other day, I was searching for one in the news (I know, crazy right??) The constant bombardment of coverage of Sen. Reid’s racial faux pas on every cable news network was so [...]

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Single Mom Talk: Help! I Have Travel Issues…

Just when I think I've got this single parenting thing down, I recently realized I have a serious bout of "single parent travel-aphobia." Of course, I just made that up. But the point is, I've been avoiding  some mini-vacations and weekend getaways because of my fear of managing two children all on my lonesome. I [...]

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And the Winner Is….

Thanks everyone for sharing your stories. I had such a good laugh!! All the stories were great but I think we can all agree Samecia-Muriel must be the winner just for having the chutzpah to share the diaper as maxi-pad story–a new classic! LOL! Congrats Samecia!

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Shout Outs to New Moms & FREE GIVEAWAY; Caring for Babies is NOT like riding a bike. I learned the hard way.

Today, I’m shouting out all the moms of infants and small toddlers. Much repsect to all of you! And I'm giving away a Free Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail by Munchkin with a patented odor control system (see details below).   Even though I’m coming up on ten years in the mommy game (I know, [...]

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I Got Busted Spanking in Suburbia: Why Didn’t Y’all Tell Me

When I told my girlfriend, the first thing she said was, "Gurrlll, you should know to close the windows and put the TV or radio on."   What?? Obviously there are rules to spanking your kids when you live in the white suburbs. But I never got the memo.   Why didn't any of y'all [...]

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Malaak Compton Rock Talks Domestic Violence in Our Community: Breaking the Silence, Our Black Men & Raising Strong Little Girls

I spent last Thursday at Liz Claiborne's NYC showroom talking about domestic violence. And I couldn't help but feel a bit emotionally spent. Heavy stuff. I was invited to Liz Claiborne's "It's Time to Talk Day" –a national day of dialogue on domestic violence and teen dating abuse, where leading voices come together for a [...]

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My Divorce Diary: Why Did I Get Married?: A Cautionary Tale (not a Tyler Perry movie review)

    I gotta be honest, I wrote this blog weeks ago, but just didn't have the courage to post it. So here it goes….     Why Did I Get Married? : A Cautionary Tale   Every death needs a post mortem. Everyone always wants to know why. Why did someone or something die? What led [...]

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Daddy Doesn’t Do Hair and Other WTH? Moments

Meeting the afternoon school bus is one of the best mommy moments of my day. When I see the yellow bus noisily chugging down the street and then after it stops and the doors open, I wait with eager anticipation for my little ones to step off the bus. Then it’s smiles, hugs, kisses, and [...]

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Michael and Mamas Milk: Boob Lessons for Everyone & A Chance to Win!

Recently, a conversation around our dinner table began a little something like this:   Michael, my 5-year old: Mommy, did I used to drink milk from your breasts?   Me: Yes, you did   Son: Why?   Me: Well, it makes you healthier and smarter. Mama’s milk is why you're so smart.   Son: Is [...]

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To My Single Moms: Dealing With BDD. Why Is It So Hard?

If there is one hallmark of the single mom experience, it is usually baby daddy drama (BDD). I know they like to put it off on us, but our children’s father give us mad drama too! Even if you have “wasband woes,” like me, it can be downright taxing. When mine acts up he is [...]

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