Bell Avenue (Childhood)

I grew up waiting for the day that my father would finally make my mother breathe her last breath. From the outside looking in you would have never known the horror that existed in my life as a little girl. My parents were living the American dream as a young, black couple in America. We […]

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Thankful!

Yesterday, before I took a major leap of faith and released something near and dear to me into the universe, I said a prayer. While I am a pretty transparent person, I rarely share my prayer life with the world. I will not lie, discussing my prayer life openly makes me feel a little hokie! […]

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The “F” Word

Apparently I did not get the 2019 single woman’s memo, the “F” word is never to be raised, or discussed, until you have been dating/seeing someone for a solid 6 months, year, 2 years…maybe NEVER. Up until his visceral rejection of my revelation, I thought we were kind of feeling each other despite the fact […]

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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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