My husband gave me two gifts for Mother’s Day, only one of which made me cry. The album he made full of family photos was indeed thoughtful, but what really got the water works going was a gift that I hope we’ll never need.… READ THE REST
My husband failed his entire first year of college. Straight F’s. Even in gym. He was grieving the loss of his older brother who should have been raging in that dorm life with him but was instead in a casket. Sometimes you can make plans for yourself, and then life throws a wrench in the tricycle you’ve been building.… READ THE REST
Grab the tissues mom because this is not going to be easy. I need you to know what you did impacted my life and I will never be the same.
Deep sigh…. Okay I am ready.
I didn’t always have a mom on Mother’s Day.… READ THE REST
When I was twenty-two my husband was the funniest man on earth. My cheeks hurt every time I was with him. We would have dance parties on the living room floor, talk until 3am, and I’d giggle like he was Kevin Hart and I had a backstage pass.… READ THE REST
Let’s face it: 2016 was a hot mess. We lost a bunch of honored and admired celebrities. Our childhood heroes were being challenged, alleged and infamously uncovered. The black community suffered again and again and again. Our FB friends showed they asses and we had to block, unfollow, delete, curse out, etc.… READ THE REST
I am your token millennial. I was born in 1987, (you can check my driver’s license should you feel skeptical). I am young enough to use google as a verb, but old enough to have owned mix tapes. I refuse to shop at Walmart because of the labor conditions in their Asian factories, and yet I will admit I have no idea who my state representatives are.… READ THE REST
What are you most afraid of?
I know many of you instantly visualized very distinctive fears; spiders, clowns, heights perhaps? You wouldn’t be far off because according to Google it’s an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.… READ THE REST
The beginning of our relationship was a whirlwind. A whirlwind that unexpectedly turned into a tornado. First you took my breath away, then you took my self worth.
We met, and despite you recently coming out of a divorce, I fell for you.… READ THE REST
I typed my maiden name into a form on a webpage and it looked odd sitting beside my first. Foreign and out of place. It was like when you catch a whiff of something and are sure you know the smell, but can’t remember from what.… READ THE REST
I walked into the bar with the intention of grabbing an application and when I saw you I forgot why I had came. For a split second, I forgot that I had recently left a relationship I didn’t want to be out of.… READ THE REST
It’s no secret. Bad things happen and it always feels like it’s happening to you. Doors constantly slammed in your face and the rain cloud never goes away. You are scared to go to bed because of the shit you will have to deal with in the morning.… READ THE REST
Today’s blog was supposed to be something very different, I had plans to talk about one or all of my ex-boyfriends, how marriage is hard, but worth it, or how parenting is fun, but not. But I can’t do that today, because we are temporary.… READ THE REST
My grandmother used to preach the saying “don’t read a book by its cover.”
I had grasped how important that statement was 15 years ago but so much has changed since that dinner table conversation. Our first interaction with someone isn’t face to face anymore; therefore our personal “ book covers” are the first 6 pictures on our Instagram account or our profile pictures.… READ THE REST
Finding girlfriends has always been a struggle for me. Go ahead and roll your eyes because all girls say it, but I truly feel it in my soul. Hear me out.
I grew up with an older brother and a little brother.… READ THE REST
My entire life, I’ve loved men. Which is why I was so disappointed when I learned that I can’t be friends with them. I’ve been resisting the truth since high school, but I waved a white flag when my marriage was at stake.… READ THE REST
I’m not sure what I expected when I walked down that aisle. Almost 3 years ago we took our vows, and we’ve been an “us” for nearly 7. In hindsight, “For better, for worse” seems a little insufficient. I think what they were going for was vague; you don’t know to be scared when you’re not sure what’s coming.… READ THE REST
There hasn’t been a war on American soil in a long time, so it’s easy to feel a bit detached from what’s going on in the world. I’m hoping to give you a different point of view by sharing what it’s like to be an immigrant in the United States.… READ THE REST
Over the years I’ve collected a good amount of friends. I’m fairly introverted, but once people get past my resting bitch face, I think they find me to be moderately agreeable. (Or not, whatever. Like I said, I’m an introvert.)
I quickly learned though, that 36 nights (and days) of consecutive college drinking does not make a friend.… READ THE REST
I am not sure if you are aware of this yet, but Facebook is really good at making us hate each other. I have lost count of the number of times I have seen a post from a person I admired, or respected, that sent my fingers in a flurry across my phone screen, thumbs first.… READ THE REST
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