Your Marriage in One Word

Every year, we talk about the mission of our marriage & what we want to accomplish in the year. This will not change in 2014. We will have a mission for our marriage but this year, I am stepping out & adding a word to my year....more
This is a good one that requires some thought.  I'm going to read this again with my husband so ...more

Tips to Protect Black Childhood

Even before I became a mother, I was fiercely protective over little Black girls. Often forgotten and minimized, it was my goal since I was a young girl myself to uplift and encourage our precious babies. I worked with middle school girls for years, pushing them beyond their self and society imposed boundaries, and loving them with all of my heart. Even with my great expectations and high standards, because I knew what they were going through, because I had been through what they were going through, I maintained a safe place for them, always, where they were allowed to be chidren....more
I think I have been moved to mentor children because of the things you wrote in this post.  My ...more

Knowing Isn't Always Enough

In Lisa Gardner's new thriller, Touch and Go, the characters really knew better than to do many of things they did. The kidnappers knew that kidnapping a whole family was wrong. Libby knew taking drugs to numb the pain wasn't a good thing. Knowing something is right isn't always enough....more
This discussion is ironic given that my response is right at the start of the Lenten season. ...more

Knowing Isn't Always Enough

In Lisa Gardner's new thriller, Touch and Go, the characters really knew better than to do many of things they did. The kidnappers knew that kidnapping a whole family was wrong. Libby knew taking drugs to numb the pain wasn't a good thing. Knowing something is right isn't always enough....more
@One Frugal Girl I also find myself feeling regret because "till the end of this chapter" ...more

Pain Has a Flavor

"Here is something I learned when I was eleven years old: Pain has a flavor. The question is, what does it taste like to you?" ...more
I think if I had to associate pain with a taste it would be salt.  It's painful working out, ...more

Pain Has a Flavor

"Here is something I learned when I was eleven years old: Pain has a flavor. The question is, what does it taste like to you?" ...more
@Your Daily Ferret I feel like that when I think about smells from childhood.  Life seemed so ...more

Pain Has a Flavor

"Here is something I learned when I was eleven years old: Pain has a flavor. The question is, what does it taste like to you?" ...more
@Rita Arens Wow Rita, that's a powerful image.  Thank you for sharing.more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your December Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily December NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
It's Motivation Monday!more

Using Texts To Strengthen Your Relationship

I firmly believe that technology had changed how we do relationships. When we are apart from our loved ones we don't just have to rely on phone calls and letters. We have emails, social media, and yes, even text messages at our disposal as a means to communicate. Sometimes it's easier to put our thoughts out via text than it is in person, as Sophie Morgan discovered in Diary of a Submissive:...more
I have to agree with Sophie.  Sometimes it's easier to have a deep conversation in text.  It ...more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Prepping for Day 2 of NaNoWriMo.  At least I have something to blog about.more