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May 7, 2017

For Mothers Raising Black Sons

May 7, 2017 | By | 8 Comments

I was hoping for a girl, when the nurse said otherwise. During the 12 weeks leading up to our doctor’s appointment I secretly thought we might become that perfect nuclear family, complete with a boy for my husband and a girl for me. God had other plans.

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April 17, 2017

To the Woman With Father Wounds

April 17, 2017 | By | 12 Comments

I was wasting time on Facebook when my emotions made an unannounced visit.  Out of nowhere they instigated the worst ugly cry of 2017.  There I was, innocently scrolling through images when I stumbled across an article about Simone Biles and Sasha Farber’s waltz to You’re A Good Good Father on Dancing with the Stars.

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April 10, 2017

What To Do When God is Silent

April 10, 2017 | By | 2 Comments

As much as I hate to admit it, I have trust issues.  Showing up at the most undesirable times, they’ve caused me to question my friends, my spouse, and even GPS.  Generally, I’m okay as long as there is some form of communication, but it’s in the silence when I start to lose it.

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March 31, 2017

What To Do When You’ve Been Betrayed

March 31, 2017 | By | 6 Comments

At some point, it happens to everyone.   While minding our own business someone unsuspectingly betrays us. And just like that, we are left  breathless in a fog of disbelief.  

“Did this really happen?” we question, though we already know the answer. It did.  

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March 25, 2017

How to Declutter Your Heart

March 25, 2017 | By | 24 Comments

My home was mostly white walls and floors when I got married.  We had each other and a few pieces of mismatched furniture salvaged from my husband’s bachelor days.  Now 13 years and 2 kids later we are busting at the seams with stuff:  old furniture, sentimental knickknacks, and a host of forgotten toys.   

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March 6, 2017

3 Types of Vulnerability to Avoid

March 6, 2017 | By | 13 Comments

I come from a long line of talkers:  my grandfather, my mother, and me.  Effortlessly I can go for an hours without coming up for air (My husband will attest to this.).  I’m also highly extroverted, which makes a for an lively cocktail in any social setting.

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