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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

My Life, Vegan Mommy Things

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

All Black Everything

Parental and Administrative Accountability

If you’re a parent, than many of you have experienced or will experience projects. I haven’t reached that stage with Khai yet, but I am on the other end of the project, the giving end. I have my students a project for Black History Month on January 28, and it was due Feb. 25. So… Continue reading Parental and Administrative Accountability

My Life, Vegan Mommy Things

Bitter Baby Mama

There’s this notion that all single mom’s are bitter. This stems from people assuming we are mad because we can’t be with the father of our child(ren) or we are made that they don’t want us. Speaking for me and me only, both are false. I am in no way bitter about anything, but me… Continue reading Bitter Baby Mama

My Life, Vegan Mommy Things

Dating as a Single Mom and Dirty 30

With my 30th birthday expeditiously approaching (it’s in 6 days), I’ve been thinking about being a single mother and dating. I’m not opposed to dating, I just am loving the space I’m in at this moment. But when it comes to dating, here are a few things I need the potential suitor to know: 1.… Continue reading Dating as a Single Mom and Dirty 30

Vegan Mommy Things

Back to work…

Today was my first day back to work and I thought it would be a disaster since I’d be leaving Khai for longer than I ever have before. I expected tears, withdrawals, constant fidgeting and lack of focus. I experienced all of that minus the tears. Luckily, I’m still decorating my classroom so my mom… Continue reading Back to work…

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Confessions of a Single Mom #9: Co-sleeping

I know from the moment I found out I was pregnant that I was going to co-sleep, no if’s, ands, or but’s about it. Due to the fact that I knew I was going to breastfeed, it only made sense. After Boo was first born, we stayed with my mom. He did sleep in his… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mom #9: Co-sleeping