I Represent Killer’s That The Village Has Failed

I represent people that kill people. Some of the killers that I represent have not even reached the age of twenty. They are children. People constantly ask me,  “how could you represent people like that?” My question is, “how could I not?” By the time a killer has been placed in my care, the fact […]

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How Many More Massacres Must Occur Before We Get Gun Control

On February 14, 2018 when most of us were focused on LOVE, a 19 year old, armed with an assault rifle, went into a school and murdered 17 people. In the year prior to this horrific act, the 19 year old purchased, at least, nine other guns for his “gun collection”. In the days and […]

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Mommy vs. Feminist/Activist

For those of you that did not get to read it, I decided to share my last column in the Bertie-Ledger. Let me know your thoughts! A couple of years ago I selfishly refused to understand a mother’s view when she explained that she had little concern for her African-American son making a statement when […]

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I am Honored to Have Received the Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you Julia for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! I am extremely honored by this. I started blogging because I wanted to pursue my dream of writing. SouthernmomJD was created because I wanted to be transparent and share my life journey with the hopes that it would resonate with at least one reader.  After a while, I began […]

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Please Don’t Build that Wall

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend my 47th Birthday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I will admit that prior to the trip, I was one of those arrogant Americans that swore to never step foot in Mexico. “Too much violence” is what I said anytime anyone asked had I ever visited Mexico. When deciding […]

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I Am Auggie

My youngest daughter and I have been reading the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Wonder is about a ten-year old boy whose nickname is Auggie. As a result of a facial deformity he was born with, Auggie struggles with going to school and making friends. This morning as we were reading, I was overcome with […]

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Southerners and Snow

The thought of snow out here in our “neck of the woods” throws us into a “tizzy”. It is quite different from my experience growing up in New York where the city didn’t stop even if there was a foot of snow on the ground. A foot of snow on the ground around here would […]

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My 2018 “Bucket List”

Happy New Year! In 10 days I will be celebrating my birthday! I am happy to say that I have had some pretty wonderful experiences in my life!!! With that being said, there are so many other things I would love to experience. Since I shared my friends bucket list in “The Big Panty Crew” […]

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My Families “Bucket List”

As I shared in “The Big Panty Crew” Bucket List, I love to read people’s bucket list. So, since I decided to share my friend’s bucket list, I definitely wanted to share my families. So, here we go☺️☺️: My mother’s bucket list: Own a small condo in NYC a moving company to help me move some […]

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!! Again, thank you all for supporting my blog. I am so thankful to everyone that has helped SouthernmomJD grow since I began this journey in 2016. I am looking forward to a wonderful year in 2018!!! As we head into 2018 together, I wanted to take a moment to share the top blog […]

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