Thursday, November 27, 2014

Celebrating Thanksgiving!!!

Thanksgiving Background
 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In light of everything going on in our country right now, I am extraordinarily grateful. I am grateful to have my family with me. I am grateful that I have the privilege to parent my children. And I am blessed that we have a roof over our head, food to eat and the joy that comes in knowing that we love one another.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

An Ode to Fall...

Boots, the best thing about Fall...
My daughter's preschool learned a poem that goes:

These are the seasons know them all!

While they won't be winning a Pulitzer or anything for it, it's a reminder that seasons change just like Expose said they do. Now we are in the middle of Fall and Winter is approaching. It's reminds me of a piece I wrote about Fall (my favorite season for fashion) last year. I wanted to share it before the season ended and we entered my least favorite season. I actually don't know if Winter is anybody's favorite season, unless they're a penguin...

Chaton's World: A Working Mom's Quest for Balance in Stilettos© : Mommy Mondays: The First Day of Fall: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania skyline photograph, taken from the West End Overlook. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Everyone knows that I have ha...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

We Need More Black Boys Home For the Holidays (#Ferguson)

My son and daughter with Santa Claus

It is the beginning of the Christmas season and the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri came in last night. With that decision Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, will not face criminal charges. Throughout the blogosphere and social media people were outraged. The question expressed was, “how is it possible that a Grand Jury didn’t indict the officer who shot Michael Brown, an unarmed young Black man?”

I keep thinking about Michael's mother who will not have her son with her for the holidays...

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Peek Into the Life of a Working Mom: The Weekend Before Thanksgiving

Me and the kids at Market Square

Last weekend we got to have family time. And family time is always good!

Anybody who has kids understands that it is important to keep them stimulated. One way to do that is find out about interesting events going on and attend those that make sense. Another way is to occupy them with birthday parties. You can also bribe them with sweets and television all weekend, but I don't recommend it because you'll pay for it big time!

Like I've said before, it usually takes us one entire day to recover from the week, but this weekend we didn't get it. I had to disrupt our routine because of some nonsense commitment I had outside of the house. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Movie Review: 40 Weeks (#40WeeksMovie)

Me at Six Months In With My Second Pregnancy

I have been provided compensation in exchange for my honest opinion about the film reviewed below.   

Someone has done what many moms have been looking for, asking for and hoping for. The have made a realistic, enjoyable documentary about pregnancy.