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
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
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?
Today my son started daycare. He was supposed tos tart awhile ago, but I wasn’t ready. I never wanted him to go to daycare, but he needs social skills now that he’s getting older. He’s becoming more mobile and talkative (baby talk that is). Luckily, his daycare is owned by a friend of the family… Continue reading Daycare
The recent ad by Macy’s really struck a nerve. I already know how “other” people see us (Black people) and I don’t too much care, but to blatantly through it in our face, well that was unsettling. On television, you see black people in interracial relationships, same sex, or single mother. Rarely do you see… Continue reading Stigmas Surrounding Black Families
Here we go again with another company who shows racial inequality in an ad and then apologizes for it. As Black and Brown people, we need to stop allowing this bullshit, because that’s what it is. Here’s my thoughts on this ad and all ads showcasing racial inequality: I guess the figure if they portray… Continue reading Macy’s “Missed the Mark” too
Wake up @ 4:30 am.Take a shower.Brush my teeth.Get dressed.Put coconut milk on to boil for my oatmeal.Pack up everything in my wagon.Put oatmeal in the pot.Fill up gallon water bottle.Pour oatmeal and toppings in a bowl.Wake up Malakhai.Change his diaper.Lotion him up.Nurse him.Bundle him up (weather is crazy cold right now)Strap him to me… Continue reading Before Work Routine
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