The (first) First Apartment

Yesterday, we opened the door to my oldest son’s first apartment. I remember my first apartment. I was a junior at Hampton University, it...

Thrive Off The Clock

Letting go is hard when you’ve invested so much time and energy into a situation. When I’m invested, I’m all in. I’m prepared to ride the...

Mom Coach

Before I joined the swim team in high school, I remember my mom taking me to the Y at 5am before school to swim. She called herself...

BLEND-ish

What do get when you combine 3 Akbar’s, one Moran-Peterson, one Bantum, and a Hardy? High utility bills!!!! Many people have asked how we...

Do You Think He Is Autistic?

I took Davis for his three-year-old well visit yesterday. I knew I wasn’t getting a good grade on my report card this year, for all the...

Sowing New Seeds in 2021

Globally, 2020 was a devastating year, with loss being felt by nearly every family. The loss of life was the most crippling, but it had...

Hellooo Summer

A few weeks have passed since school shut its virtual doors for the year, and I am still traumatized by it all. Virtual schooling was a...

I need to speak with my supervisor

What first started off as conscientious social distancing has quickly morphed into lock down for families all across the country. There...

Christmas $hopping for Six Kids

Santa Clause is coming to town. Yes, and this is the part of having (any number of) kids that no one warns you about. There are countless...

12 Days of Christmas

When I was growing up, my mother had this Christmas tradition of putting up our tree on Christmas Eve. Every other family in the world...

Don't Cry Over Spilled Greens

Collard greens aren’t for random days. It’s a special occasion vegetable. It’s a “heart and soul” side dish. It’s so serious that… you...

Chutes and Ladders

After nine years and a sweet taste of “freedom”, I gave birth to quite the little surprise. Davis, who will be two in February, is a...

The Longest Season EVER

I’m a boy mom, so it’s a no-brainer that football season is hands-down my favorite time of the year. When August rolls around, my family...

You Can't Live Here

You have not been formally inducted into motherhood, until you have reached the point of evicting your own kid. Not only will kids test...

The Jacobs Corporation

With an eight person household, managing schedules, keeping appointments, and anticipating each one’s needs is undoubtedly challenging....

The Days are Long, but The Years are Short

On this day, fourteen years ago, all parties involved can agree… that we actually experienced the longest day in the HISTORY of mankind....

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