February is that time of the year when the calendar insists on celebrating the same two things that I do:...

As a firm believer in the saying, “You gotta believe the messenger before you can believe the message” I’ll go…

Ah, the married life. It’s a wonderful adventure isn’t it? When I was younger I pictured myself meeting the man…

Anytime I hear about someone I know getting married I’m so excited for them, part of me even envious dare…

For the majority of my life, I was of the mindset that it was okay to bypass all the romantic…

I didn’t even think it was possible, but I am having the best sex of my ENTIRE life…after two kids and fourteen years of marriage. How can sex be this good when you have two people with super busy schedules, a needy two year old, and a six year old who still finds a reason to randomly come to your room at 3:00 a.m.?  And where was all this good sex when I was in my twenties with no kids?

As time went on, however, daily sex routines turned into once in a while. Date nights were a thing that happened on occasion and minor disagreements turned into full blown arguments. The signs were there but often times we are blinded by the lust and the “love” that we miss them or sweep them under the rug

I have to be honest with you, when I found out MommiNation was doing a series on love and relationships…

Now You’re Speaking My Language There is a quote that says “find someone who speaks your language so you will…

I must confess, I had no idea how to handle it, so putting up a wall of strength is all I knew to do. It wasn’t until I’d lay in bed at night, trying to sleep that I’d realize the trauma I was experiencing.

"Love is a choice, not a feeling!" When my pastor said those words during our marriage counseling I wasn't sure...
It was probably our longest day in pre-marital counseling. I mean we unearthed some hard truths when we got on...

I already knew my father was an incredible dad but seeing him as a grandfather has given me even more…

To My Daddy and his Purple Heart! Hmmmm…..Where do I begin?  Thirty-nine years ago when I was born and I…

I remember one thing that I’ll never forget that I asked him one day when he was walking down the stairs. I said to him “Is it ok if I call you Daddy Jerritt since you aren’t going anywhere soon?”. He said back to me “Do you want to call me that?”. From that point on, I KNEW that I wanted him to be the one I call “Dad” for the rest of my life.

Donor (noun) A donor is defined as someone who gives or donates something. Synonyms for a donor include but are…

Today is my and my husband’s four year anniversary and I just want to take a moment to gush over the amazing man he has become. Over the course of our ten-year relationship, we’ve had lots of ups and downs, but he has always been the most thoughtful man I know. As we get more mature and seasoned in our relationship he has become so many more “mosts” and I’m realizing I must have prayed the “Ciara prayer” and didn’t know it!

You hear it time and time again, put your spouse first. Leave to cleave, yada yada yada and we do…

I was only 18 It was my freshman year in college. I was running track and extremely in shape.  Every…

I’d be lying if I said becoming a mother hasn’t taken over in all areas of my life. —at work, if something comes up, my response, “well y’all just gotta figure it out”  because guess what— I’m a mom first. It’s girls night and something comes up, “Sorry ladies I know we’ve been planning this forever, but I gotta cancel”—- I’m a mom first. I find myself reiterating the fact being a mom is number one when it comes to many areas of my life, and in most areas, I’m finding that people won’t always be happy with you prioritizing being a mother first. *Kanye shrug*Not my problem.

I wrote the original version of this blog back in 2015. As I was transferring my blogs over to the…

His death was the moment when all those emotions I had swept under the rug weren’t just creeping out, somebody had removed the whole darn rug and they were out in the open. Once I realized what was really going on, I let it ALL out. I was honest about how I felt, I got honest about how my pride was damaged and I finally got real about why it hurt me so much.

I Fell In Love With A Rasta Man! I met my husband in February 1982 I was 19. He was my older brother’s best friend, so he was always around. I never had any intention of dating much less marrying him! He was a soccer star in Jamaica with lots of groupies and children from two previous relationships. He was charming and relentless. Two qualities that proved impossible to turn down.

If I were to say that being a mom of 3 black boys is easy, I would be lying. I…

I listen to women all the time, talking about how they want a man with a decent job, they want a real man, they want a man who is patient and compassionate, they want a man with this or that; but they can’t offer a man the same in return.

In wake of the passing of Ermias Joseph Asghedom better known as “Nipsey Hussle”, it has us all questioning our…

Getting married on 4/20 was a great decision.  Not sure why but for some reason every anniversary even strangers get excited and celebrate! 

We decided to adopt our son through the foster care system. I talk a whole lot about that here. For us, private adoption was never really on the table for considering. I really had a heart tug for welcoming a child into our family that was in the foster system. So we did the majority of our research in pursuit of that option and never looked back.

I was adamant, confident, borderline obnoxious about the mother I would be and no one heard it more than my brother-in-law, Tyrell. He was the first of our close friends to become a parent, having his daughter, my goddaughter, while we were all still in college. Years later when he started dating my sister we spent a lot of time together. From the very beginning, Tyrell always prioritized his children. He would visit them every other weekend, almost 4 hours away, and never missed a birthday, Christmas or special occasion. I admired many of his parenting traits but always criticized him for being too lenient on his children.

Hey Mommies, Have you ever feel like you had everything you wanted in life and your life couldn’t get any…