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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He’s A Keeper

Unable to stay awake a second longer, I hobbled into my bedroom, crawled under the cover, and drifted into a world that did not include my demanding children. Prior to this weekend, I was able to closely monitor my boyfriend’s interactions with my children. No, not because my boyfriend is creepy and needs to be […]

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Strong Women Suffer

I am attracted to strong men.  Yes, I said it.  Strong men. I love them.  So, what is my definition of a strong man?  Well, here we go… A strong man is a man that has the right amount of “swag” (too much swag can be a turn off) when he is dealing with the […]

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For Your Consideration

I have been receiving a lot of feedback from individuals that have read my blog posts.  As a writer it is always exciting when you get feedback because you know that your material is being read.  Of course, as human beings we all share a different set of beliefs, values, and standards.  So, just like […]

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Slap Him Back

As I was riding home with my teenager yesterday, I began talking to her about relationships and I asked her, “What would you do if you had been dating someone for a year or more, and you were madly in love with him, and during an argument, he slapped you?” Her immediate response, “I would […]

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Love, Peace, and Happiness

My teenager will be graduating from high school in the Spring of 2017.  Of course I am thrilled about her reaching this milestone.  But, along with that excitement I carry a heavy heart.  Looking back over the years I am acutely aware of the fact that I didn’t live up to my end of the […]

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