Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood: Internalized Racism and Natural Hair

Oh, the Internet. Where everyone is an expert on things they didn't actually read. I could sit here and pretend that I'm shocked or hurt or upset, but mostly, I'm validated. I knew when I started writing this blog over 3 years ago that someday, someone would try to twist my words - no matter how carefully I wrote them. It actually almost stopped me from writing and promoting my work. But, alas, I got over myself. Enough so that, today, when people took my words and my intentions completely out of context, it made me chuckle....more

I Can't Get My Widgets In Order!

I love writing. I was going to say blogging, but its really writing, and I see no reason not to call it that. I blog on wordpress dot com and dot org; I still haven't figured out why they are different. Someone at headquarters had an argument and Paths were Parted. Amicably, so it would appear, but they may be having a contest to see who can confuse their users more....more

Creating and Growing a Blog is Harder Than I Thought!

Soooo…I challenged myself to do the NoBloPoMo this year, and so far I am failing miserably (I missed November 2-5.) Sigh. I have, however, made it to the gym every morning this week…a HUGE personal accomplishment...so at least my self-esteem isn't at rock bottom. Hahaha....more

Please show your Blog License, Ma'am

I do not think I am professional blogger. I really wish I was though because I would get some serious street cred. Okay, I think a professional blogger is what Joanna Goddard or Beth Kanter does because their posts on the internet not only connect you but they were writers and have written stuff that has been published in print like a newspaper or magazine....more

Four Years of Blogging: A Look Back

I quickly scanned through my inbox this morning on my phone while getting dressed. My eyes rested on an email from LinkedIn, notifying me that people were congratulating me on a work anniversary. Puzzled, I logged into the site to see what work I was being congratulated for, considering I don’t have motherhood listed on my LinkedIn profile as my full-time gig....more

Your Voice, My Voice

Today's prompt asks the following: Do you feel you have found your voice on your blog? What techniques have you tried to develop your voice in your writing? What are some characteristics of your personality in your writing?...more

Lessons on Preschool, the Internet and Writing

When I went to pick my youngest up from school, the teacher's report included a story about their reading circle. She was reading a book about animals to the class and asked the kids what kind of animal they wanted to be. All of the kids started shouting out animals. All of the kids except for mine. My son sat with his hand up, politely waiting for his turn to share. When she finally got the others to calm down and asked him to share his animal, the teacher said, "I think he forgot what he was going to say and just repeated what the others had said....more

My Voice

Do you feel you have found your voice on your blog? What techniques have you tried to develop your voice in your writing? What are some characteristics of your personality in your writing?...more

2015 Free Printable Blogging Calendar

It's here! The 2015 Printable Blogging Calendar!...more