PIECES OF ME

I am excited to announce that my book, PIECES OF ME, is now available! PIECES OF ME is a compilation of raw and transparent pieces about my life as a southern woman, southern mom, and southern lawyer!  PIECES OF ME is a glimpse into the “perfectly imperfect” world that I have created through healing, evolution, […]

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Man POWER Monday – Colin Kaepernick has “woke swag”

It is “Man POWER Monday”!!! This week I am featuring none other than Colin Kaepernick. He became a household name when, as an NFL quarterback, he began kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest against the social injustices taking place in minority communities. His ability to stand up for what he believed […]

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The Girl Code

While sitting around talking to family and friends the other day, the “Girl Code” came up. My younger cousin was talking about how she managed to move on after an ex-boyfriend really hurt her. Following their painful breakup they were able to talk and salvage their friendship. As friends, my cousin told her ex that […]

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Welcome to “Man POWER Monday”

I don’t believe there are enough positive images of Black men out there in the universe. So, I have decided to do my part and make Mondays “Man POWER Monday” on SouthernmomJD. Each Monday SouthernmomJD will highlight at least one Black man that absolutely rocks! Without further ado, the first Black man to be featured […]

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My Children Are Dating Gurus

This morning as I was in the middle of my morning walk, I had an AHA moment! Single moms reentering the dating scene have an advantage over women without kids. Unfortunately it seems that many of us are overlooking our most valuable resource, our children. That’s right. Our children’s dating skills are being woefully underutilized […]

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Beware of the “Rush to Judgment” Mindset

In 1984 Jennifer Thompson, a white woman, was brutally raped by a black man that forced his way into her apartment while she was asleep. The rapist did not conceal his identity and did not “rape and run”. In fact, Jennifer Thompson talked to, and clearly saw, her rapist during this night of terror. Thompson […]

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Kavanaugh Should Not Be Destroyed by an Allegation from his Teenage Years

I do not believe Brett Kavanaugh should be stripped of an opportunity to be a United States Supreme Court Justice because of an allegation of sexual assault that occurred when he was a teenager. I shudder as I think of the lives that have been destroyed because of false allegations. Thinking of these lives stops […]

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Prelude to a Kiss III (My Knight In Shining Armor or Nah)

When I received the message from the generous donor I was shocked to say the least. As you know from Prelude to a Kiss II (The Flowers), I tried, unsuccessfully, to gather intelligence on the donor at the urging of the “big panty crew”.  Truthfully, the “big panty crew” put the “fear of God” in […]

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I Still LOVE to Read, Do You?

I love to read! I have books scattered throughout my house, as well as, downloaded on my iPad. Just like my music choices, I do not limit myself to one genre when I am devouring words on a page. My mood dictates what I read, and, whether or not I want to read the old fashioned […]

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Prelude to a Kiss II (The Flowers)

“Is there something you want to tell me?” She asked as I walked into the building. Puzzled, I stared at my assistant as she led me upstairs to my office where three beautiful flower arrangements sat on my desk. With a huge smile glued on my face, I immediately asked, “Are these for me?” To […]

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