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Category Archives: motherhood

Is it (Attempted) Murder?

A mother was recently convicted of attempted murder for withholding cancer medication from her child, a child who subsequently died when his cancer returned after a period of remission. The … Continue reading

April 13, 2011 · 2 Comments


I was all set to write something serious tonight, something that would really make us all stop and think. And then something came across my Twitter timeline that had me … Continue reading

February 3, 2011 · 1 Comment

Trials and Tribulations

It ain’t easy being the parent without primary housing responsibilities. I won’t use terms like “custody” or “custodial” because we have not settled all of that officially. But, it has … Continue reading

January 31, 2011 · 10 Comments


At the beginning of a new year, as I take time to re-evaluate things going on in my life, choices I’ve made, and experiences I’ve had over the last year, … Continue reading

January 8, 2011 · 6 Comments

Killing My Superwoman…I think

I’m a Superwoman. But I don’t want to be. But maybe I do. The Superwoman concept, as applied to Black women, is often called a myth. As in it’s not … Continue reading

November 22, 2010 · 3 Comments

A Hot CocoaMama

I said I was going to do better. Since the new year I’ve been waking up my eyes with my favorite Lash Extract mascara and some black eyeliner. I found … Continue reading

January 24, 2010 · 11 Comments

Mad Mommy: The What Ifs

She lost her babies because of a what if. Actually several what ifs. “I couldn’t see living the rest of my life worrying and wondering what had happened, or what … Continue reading

January 15, 2010 · 7 Comments
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