The Feral Cat In My Dining Room

So I have a feral mama kitty in my dining room. It must be Tuesday, huh? I didn't want a feral mama kitty in my dining room but you don't always get what you want. But, I'm now really glad that I have a feral mama kitty in my dining room because she looks like … Continue reading The Feral Cat In My Dining Room

Holding My Son’s Hand

  You know how they say that you should treasure those moments when your child wants to be close to you? How you shouldn't be annoyed when they climb on your lap or grab your hand? It's true! It's also true that the lack of personal space and the constant pressure is exhausting so this is … Continue reading Holding My Son’s Hand

Life Lessons

Once a month, William and Antwan have to do a check up before they get their monthly prescriptions. The med checks are routine and no big deal but it's still a hassle. A "fun" thing about my doctor's office is that you are required to confirm that you are coming or they will actually cancel your … Continue reading Life Lessons

You Just Don’t Know What Tomorrow Brings

My cousin died. But please don't express your sympathies to me, I hadn't seen her in years and years. I'm still sad. But I'm more sad for her immediate family because they have to go through IT. Through the loss and the change of definition of what daily life entails. Through all that stuff that really, … Continue reading You Just Don’t Know What Tomorrow Brings

Brian Is Their Father

I was scrolling through facebook which is definitely one of my favorite hobbies and I saw this meme. Well, I was about to make a silly comment about how I had no choice because he lives in the house and then it hit me. Brian is their father. My mind never went to anything but that. … Continue reading Brian Is Their Father

I Want To Quit My Job And Clip Coupons

So I have quit my job several times but it never takes. The first time, I was offered part time instead. When I still found it hard to keep up with because we were moving, I quit again and it was suggested that I hang in there until after the move and see how I … Continue reading I Want To Quit My Job And Clip Coupons

I Wanted To Save My Dad

I had to take a First Aid/CPR class at work, the other day. It would be safe to say that I didn't want to. Initially, that was just because I'm lazy. But, as it progressed, it was hitting a little too close to home. See, if you bring up anything related to the heart, I'm … Continue reading I Wanted To Save My Dad

Is There A Handbook To Get My Kids To Clean?

Let me just start with saying, I love my children. We all know this. They are the best and make my days brighter and my heart full. But, seriously, what is with their inability/unwillingness to clean?? Well, not necessarily clean, but just pick up their stuff. Well, not necessarily just pick up their stuff, but … Continue reading Is There A Handbook To Get My Kids To Clean?

Singing Is Embarrassing When They Hear You

When I was in kindergarten, my mom decided to play friendship matchmaker with a little girl in our neighborhood and me. We hadn't lived there that long so I didn't really know the kids yet.  As my mom asked the girl her name and introduced us, I wanted to run and hide. But that girl ended … Continue reading Singing Is Embarrassing When They Hear You

Everyone Doesn’t Know Who We Are

    The whole time that I have been mom to my kiddos, we lived in an area that was not particularly diverse. I guess that's the reason that everyone knew who we were.  Transracial families were also more unusual than they are now. Not that they are particularly common now but it is definitely … Continue reading Everyone Doesn’t Know Who We Are