Category: Family

Merry Christmas!

[ 0 ] December 24, 2013 |
Merry Christmas!

Have a joyous, merry and wonderful Christmas! Spend time with those you love and cherish every moment you have with them. Life is too short to fight, bicker and worry about the material things. This celebration is about love, salvation and the amazing gift our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ gave to us by being […]

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Honoring The Veterans In My Life, Past And Present

[ 4 ] November 11, 2013 |
Honoring The Veterans In My Life, Past And Present

This Veteran’s Day, I want to honor the veterans in my life, along with all who have or are currently serving in our military and their families. These brave men and women paid for the freedoms we hold so dear with their blood, sweat and tears. Our soldiers don’t all come back the same as […]

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The Diva’s Letter To Santa

[ 4 ] December 24, 2012 |
The Diva’s Letter To Santa

My girl, well she’s very imaginative. And very generous. She is also kind-hearted and believes that with just a little magic and a couple of wands, she can make all the bad people in the world turn nice and make all our dreams come true. I don’t know how I’m going to tell her those […]

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How Do You Effectively Discipline Your Child When The Only Thing She Truly Loves Is School?

[ 9 ] October 19, 2012 |
How Do You Effectively Discipline Your Child When The Only Thing She Truly Loves Is School?

I’ve read all the parenting books. I’ve even watched SuperNanny while laughing my ass off. I’ve taken away much-loved toys, blankies, makeup and TV. I’ve tried to employ all of the supposedly “effective” parenting tactics, to no avail. I’ve spanked. I’ve yelled. I’ve threatened to duct tape her inside a closet and/or beat her like an unwanted, red-headed step-child. I’ve […]

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Never Forget, Never Again: 9/11 Eleven Years Later

[ 0 ] September 11, 2012 |
Never Forget, Never Again: 9/11 Eleven Years Later

Today marks another 9/11 anniversary. Eleven years since the world changed and unimagined fear and terror touched every citizen of this country. Eleven years ago today, I found that the world I would raise children in was irrevocably changed. I knew that my children would not have the same carefree childhood My Husband and I […]

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This Is Why Your Widowed Father Should Not Be Allowed On The Internet

[ 21 ] September 2, 2012 |
This Is Why Your Widowed Father Should Not Be Allowed On The Internet

Alternate title: He’s leaving on a jet plane. We don’t know if he’ll be back again.  Oh, Dad, you know she’s gonna scam you. (Sung to the tune of “Leaving on a Jet Plane” by Peter, Paul & Mary) About four months ago, my father-in-law called our house at 9 o’clock at night — he […]

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Happy 7th Birthday, Baby Girl!

[ 1 ] March 10, 2012 |
Happy 7th Birthday, Baby Girl!

It seems like just yesterday that you came into this world, fighting for you very life. In the blink of an eye, you went from a tiny, little baby to being a little lady. Today, you are seven years old — Mama’s Big Girl — amazing, beautiful, smart and often frustrating. You have grown so […]

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Taking It Back So I Can Be A Better Moi

[ 15 ] September 17, 2011 |
Taking It Back So I Can Be A Better Moi

Ever notice how society expects women to do it all? We are supposed to be wife, mother, breadwinner, chef, chauffeur, doctor, accountant, maid, teacher…should I go on? Because of these demands, we are all stretched so thin, I’m surprised we haven’t ripped apart. Well I’m surprised I haven’t ripped apart, I should say. Then we […]

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Ghetto-Assed Adult

[ 8 ] September 14, 2011 |
Ghetto-Assed Adult

That is what came out of The Diva’s mouth yesterday, shortly after it came out of mine. Ghetto-assed adult. Bad Mommy. You see, yesterday afternoon, as I was going to unlock our gate so that we could go get Daddy from work, I noticed that someone had put a lock on it. One I did […]

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Rest In Peace, Mr. Zo

[ 12 ] July 30, 2011 |
Rest In Peace, Mr. Zo

My beloved cat, Zoë, was euthanized by what was supposed to be a NO KILL shelter. Why? Because he was too old to be adopted. I am beside myself with grief. We could no longer keep him, for various reasons, so I researched to find a NO KILL shelter that would have no problem with […]

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Happy 6th Birthday, Baby Girl!

[ 2 ] March 10, 2011 |
Happy 6th Birthday, Baby Girl!

Six years ago today, you were born and my life has never been the same. I am in awe of you, baby girl. You have become a very intelligent and independent little girl. You are so beautiful, I can’t believe you are mine. I guess your Daddy and I make pretty kids, huh? The first […]

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We Are The House Of Phlegm. And Puke.

[ 3 ] February 21, 2011 |
We Are The House Of Phlegm. And Puke.

We are the house of phlegm now. And puke. And fevers. My family has been hit hard with a nasty virus that will not die. It just keeps morphing into something new every two days. The Diva caught this thing the weekend before last. She had a fever, stuffy nose and cough and was home […]

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