Dear Jamiel

Dear Jamiel, I am not afraid of you! So you just got out the car and I just gave you “the talk”, a talk I knew from the time I found out I was pregnant with you, I would one day have to give.  The talk about you being a young black male in America.  As we talk I am filled with so much emotion, but you, you are calm, you are reassuring me, your mom, that you will be okay.  Although I know you are trying to make me feel better I know after your next words, you don’t … Continue reading Dear Jamiel

Mama You Made It!

Wow! As I look back on where I started in my journey I am in awe of the many things that have taken place that have evolved me into being the confident, crazy, sexy, cool (thanks TLC), person I am today. I think us as moms don’t often give ourselves enough credit for the things we have achieved. We look at other mother’s and wonder how they are doing it not realizing there is someone looking at you wondering how you are doing it. It’s not a matter on being envious, you just want to be the best you can … Continue reading Mama You Made It!

Know Nik November: Mommy Needs A Moment!

Are you okay? How often do you as a mom wish someone would ask you this question? Would we be honest and tell them the truth? Moms I am creating a space for you to tell the truth to explore what it means to be okay and to not be okay. This weekend I hosted an event that created this space. Continue reading Know Nik November: Mommy Needs A Moment!

The Blame Game!

So…I received a video from someone I consider a “friend”. The video was titled “Single Black Mothers Created the Modern Day Ghetto,” catchy title right. Normally I would not entertain such ignorance but because, remember I said I received this from someone I consider a “friend” thought it might have a message he felt I needed to hear. Needless to say IT DID NOT!!! I won’t post the video because the profanity and ignorance that shines through makes me physically ill. I will however address it. Throughout the video the narrator degrades black women calling them all forms of profanities, … Continue reading The Blame Game!