On Stereotyping…Let’s Take It A Step Further.

In my recent piece, On Stereotyping…am I a bad person?, many of you were very supportive of my hyperawareness and unfounded fear. For that, I am thankful. The feedback I received basically excused my behavior and attributed it to the society that we now live in. One person thoughtfully pointed out that gun control might be […]

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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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Happy Holidays!!!

Happy Holidays to all of you!! Thank you so much for supporting SouthernmomJD!  

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Anderson Cooper Should be the “Poster Boy” for Affirmative Action

from CNN.com

I love Anderson Cooper. I really do. I feel I need to get that out first. Okay, now that I got it out…the other day I was looking at the news feed on my phone and came across an article similar to this one: Why Anderson Cooper Won’t Receive an Inheritance from Mom Gloria Vanderbilt […]

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Enter My “Hygge Home” Contest

The deadline to enter is quickly approaching! I have greatly enjoyed my Hygge Blog Series and look forward to announcing the winner of my “Hygge Home” contest in Part IV of Get Hygge With It.  Entry is simple!  All you have to do is send me a picture, or several pictures, of your “hygge home”.  […]

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No Hoping Allowed

My friends are the dating gurus, or at least they think they are.  More importantly, they think I am absolutely clueless when it comes to dating. I will admit I am partially to blame.  Sometimes I enjoy playing  “clueless” with folks.  It makes them relax and the expressions on peoples faces when I go into […]

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My Love Language

I recently took the 5 LOVE LANGUAGES test.  So, here are my results: 9 Acts of Service 7 Quality Time 7 Words of Affirmation 5 Receiving Gifts 2 Physical Touch The highest score indicates your primary love language – how you really understand the expressions of love from others. The lower scores in your profile […]

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Forest For The Trees

BY TAKIYA LEWIS I have had my share of heartbreak.  Most of my heartbreak came from one man.  Just one.  And when I say that he broke my heart, that’s what I mean.  He is the only man that I can say that I have ever really loved.  The end of that relationship almost felt […]

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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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