Leaving For Love

Two days after my 29th birthday, I boarded a plane headed for Jordan. I was burned out, discouraged and heartbroken. In a span of ten years, I had experienced several personal setbacks, that left me severely depressed. With thirty just around the corner, I decided it was time for a change.READ THE REST

Jesus is Magic

In the 5th grade I had the hots for a boy I’ll provide with a pseudonym. I used to name names in my writings but my mother keeps telling me it’s not lady-like. At any rate, this boy, we will call Stan, was a real babe magnet.… READ THE REST

This Is What You Left

Motherhood is truly my greatest joy. You get to grow another human inside your body and feel their every move as they develop and thrive. You get to hold your heart outside of your body, which has been ravaged by 30 hours of natural labor and an emergency cesarean, in my case.… READ THE REST

The Art of Being Average

Since I can remember, I always wanted to be the best.  The most well-liked. The smartest. The prettiest. The list goes on. Looking back, I believe I wanted to prove I was needed; that I was someone special. That I was good enough.… READ THE REST

How I Forgot Who I Am

2016 gave birth to many things for me (& from me). The top of that list, most literally, being the birth of my third child; the sweetest little angel of a baby, Grant (whose cute cheeks have graced these virtual pages on more than one occasion).READ THE REST

Know When To Leave

My idea for this blog post sparked while I was making tuna fish casserole for my family. I started cooking and found myself thinking about all of my friends who have asked me for relationship advice over the years, on whether to stay with the person they are with or to leave.… READ THE REST

7 Things To Do When the Holidays Hurt

While every city street is lined with twinkling lights, and Christmas music plays, it’s not always easy to feel joy in your heart.

 

It can often be a simple reminder. For me it’s cinnamon gum. We always used to put cinnamon gum in my dad’s stocking, and I find myself in line at the grocery store, buying it and closing my eyes as I chew it.… READ THE REST

Activist Jane Elliott Confronts Race in 2016 and Donald Trump

 

Jane Elliott is an American icon and anti-racism activist. Her 1968 classroom experiment, “blue-eyes, brown-eyes,” received national attention and has since been turned into a documentary aired on ABC, The Eye of the Storm and subsequent books.  Elliott appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show 5 times, was featured as Person of the Week by Peter Jennings, and in November 2016 was named to the BBC’s annual list of 100 women.… READ THE REST

Cherie Johnson-Family Matters

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I’m an actress. I travel for a living, no biggie right? All bets were off and the game totally changed when my daughter was born. My daughter is 23 months old and I had never left her before. Then I signed a contract to go on a day trip to Houston to film a movie…without her!… READ THE REST

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