Dear Black Man…

“The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.”  -Malcolm X What do you think Malcolm X would say to you as a Black Man today? Do you think he would applaud you for all the strides made toward protecting the Black Woman or do you think he would be disappointed. Personally I think the latter. Black Man the purpose of this letter is not to put you down, it is however a reality check into how one unprotected … Continue reading Dear Black Man…

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

Know Nik: Issa Vibe!

Picture this…Late night the moon and stars are your only light. It’s quiet, not scary movie quiet, but quiet. There’s a gentle breeze blowing, Anthony Hamilton is playing gently on Alexa, in the background, your favorite red wine is in your favorite glass, you have your own personal charcuterie platter, and you are deep into the book you are reading this month…This is life! Mommies taking your moment requires you to set your own scene. What do you consider relaxing, rejuvenating, just chill. For me the scene above is everything that would set the vibe for me. Along this journey … Continue reading Know Nik: Issa Vibe!

The Early Bird Gets The Worm!

During quarantine I have been working from home. With the kids out of school I don’t necessarily have to be up early I can sleep in as long as I get my work for the day complete, or so I thought. Prior to COVID I was an early riser 5am to start my day, as we settled into the new normal I began to sleep in later first 6:30, then 8:30, one day I slept in until 11am. This is not normal for me. I like to get up and get started. As I noticed my sleep pattern change I … Continue reading The Early Bird Gets The Worm!

All You Need to Know About Self-care

I consider myself an intelligent person. I know how to care for my family, to meet their needs, and to make sure they are taking care of themselves. It’s common sense right?! I have structured lists that keep them on schedule, keep them healthy and make them all around better human beings. I’ve taught my kids the importance of making sure they are healthy mentally, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and financially. The area I was lacking in teaching them was that their mom needed to take care of herself too. Moms we truly have to practice what we preach. I can’t … Continue reading All You Need to Know About Self-care