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Suicide in Elementary

I can’t shake this terrible feeling. Too many kids are committing suicide in the elementary, especially in fourth grade, the grade I teach, so of course it hits home hard. The cause? Bullying. Bullying is a serious matter at any age but especially so with children because they haven’t quite yet got expressing their feelings… Continue reading Suicide in Elementary

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Raising an Emotionally Aware Child

As babies, they can't verbally express themselves. Their only form of communication is crying. As they grow older into toddlers and kids, they can better say what is bothering them. However, that does not mean they are emotionally aware. They can say what is bothering them, but they can't quite yet identify the emotion that… Continue reading Raising an Emotionally Aware Child

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Turning Over a New Leaf

Khai went to stay with his dad for a few hours yesterday. Let’s have a moment of silence for how much growth that took me. I know how important it is for a black boy to have his father active in his life. Saturday was also an important day for his dad and his family.… Continue reading Turning Over a New Leaf

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Celibate 8+ Months

Single mom life can get pretty damn dry, Sahara Desert dry. I’m talking about sex. Being single is hard, being a mom isn’t hard, but not having sex is even harder. I miss the feel of a man and the way his hands would hold and caress me. The tender kisses. Our bodies rhythmically rubbing… Continue reading Celibate 8+ Months

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Financial Friday: Angela, The Novice Wealthbuilder

The #debtfreecommunity on Instagram is rapidly growing and so many millennials are becoming debt free. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m on a journey to becoming debt free. Through this community, I’ve sesrched for, found, and still searching for single black moms who are either debt free or working towards… Continue reading Financial Friday: Angela, The Novice Wealthbuilder

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Confessions of a Single Mom #13: I’m Going to Therapy

Saturday was a tough day, a day that made me take the plunge and seek a therapist. On my way to visitation with Khai’s dad, I felt an anxiety attack coming on. I was able to make it through visitation (only lasted 45 minutes), and head home to practice yoga. The one time I really… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mom #13: I’m Going to Therapy

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MyGym @ Atascocita

Saturday, Malakhai and I went to a class at MyGym. It’s a little gym for our tiny humans. There were about six other little tykes there. We began with some warm ups then stretches with out minis. Afterwards, we had free time to roam around the gym and enjoy all that they had. There were… Continue reading MyGym @ Atascocita

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Will He Hate Me?

This thought has run through my head time and time again, sometimes all day. When Malakhai gets older, will he hate me? If you've been following the blog for a while, you know that Khai's dad and I don't have the best relationship. In fact, we don't have a relationship at all. We don't coparent.… Continue reading Will He Hate Me?