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Baby Fat

I have baby weight.

Ok well, with Hope being now 14 and 5’8” I suppose it’s not baby weight. To be fair, it’s more like adoption/dissertation weight. 801 more words


Fighting Depression

I’ve really struggled the last few months. It’s easy to look for external triggers for the struggle.

Spring blossomed and things that fly…well they started flying again, triggering Hope’s bug phobia. 615 more words

Finalization Life

Thoughts on Charleston

I am really tired of writing about the challenges of feeling unsafe walking around in Black skin, raising a Black child.

I am tired of feeling like it is open season on Black lives. 412 more words

African American Adoption

Family or Not?

Hello readers! I’m finally back. It took a pretty long time for me to settle in at my new job and find time again to write. 1,030 more words


Book Review: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Ani FaNelli was just an out-of-place teenager at a prestigious school in Philadelphia’s Main Line when she was publicly humiliated.  Desperate to reinvent herself and prove that she was a winner all that time, Ani is on the cusp of finally realizing her greatest dream.   366 more words

Books And Reading

Girl Bye

I am not here for Rachel Dolezal.

I am not here for her brand of blackface.

I am not here for the flippant and co-opted use of the term “ 765 more words

Hard Stuff

Book Review: No Parking at the End Times by Bryan Bliss

After Abigail’s parents decide to sell off all their worldly possessions and move the entire family across the country in a van to follow a preacher who warns that the world is ending, it doesn’t take long to realize that they’ve made a huge mistake.   231 more words

Books And Reading