Grateful for So Many Things

I’m having a hard time writing my gratitude post today. I don’t know whether I want to write something funny or serious. I don’t know if I’m more thankful for the two large cups of coffee that I had today or for the nap I had after the kids got […]

Product Review: My Vacuum Cleaner Really Sucks

And that’s a good thing because my old one blew. Big time! I have a husband, four children, a dog and two hamsters – that’s a lot of foot traffic bringing dirt into the house. Ok, the hamsters don’t really track dirt through the house but they sure make a […]

Happy November!

I love autumn – cozy sweaters shielding me from the cool breezy weather, falling leaves turning the ground beautiful shades of red, purple and brown, hot coffee swirling over my tongue, the smell of fresh baked orange cranberry nut bread wafting through the air… Mmmmmmm….. Yes, I adore autumn and […]

Meatloaf Mice

              On Wednesday afternoon, I received an email from my husband asking if I could come up with something to cook for a Halloween themed party he was having at work. Hmmmm….interesting request, especially since I hate Halloween (chalk it up to my upbringing, […]

PSA: Call the Police

I’m angry and I think it’s time others started to get angry too… About a month ago, a young man was beaten to death while a crowd of people watched, some even taped the young man’s death on their cell phones. This week a teenaged girl was raped after her […]


It’s been a week since I posted that I was going to let my hair go natural and I’ve been asked when I’m going to post some pics. Well, here they are… It’s actually been about four weeks since I’ve put a relaxer in my hair and maybe six weeks […]

I Am Library 101, Are You?

After months of hardwork and contributions from librarians all over the world, the Library 101 Project made it’s debut at Internet Librarian to much fanfare. Twitter is all abuzz with excitement over Library 101. After viewing the video, all I can say is Michael Porter and David Lee King did […]

Book Review: Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

Sweetsmoke is the story of Cassius Howard, a secretly literate slave, and his desire to find justice for his murdered friend, Emoline Justice. Emoline was a free black woman who served as surrogate mother and mentor to Cassius while he was recovering from a severe beating. Using his cunning and […]

Small Talk Six Things My Mother-In-Law Has Done for Me Lately

Today’s Small Talk Six topic is to list six things, good or bad, that I credit my mother-in-law for. Oh my word… Had you asked me this a few years back everything would have ended with “homicidal tendencies,” “insanity plea” or “beyond control.” I lived with her for six and […]

Finding the Natural Me

Black women have a love-hate relationship with their hair. If you don’t believe me, just Google Chris Rock and look at all the hype surrounding his documentary, Good Hair. Or go visit a salon and see what black women will go through in order to maintain their hair – we […]

Hamster House

This post is in response to Ask Wifey’s New Addition… I have two hamsters, Elvis and Koda. Wanna know why they’re living with me? Because my husband failed in his responsibility as a father. The girls had been begging me for a hamster for 2 years, I kept saying “No, […]

Mom’s Going Crazy

I love my children. I. Love my children. I love. My children. This has become my mantra, interspersed with a lot of heavy sighs and eye rolling. I say “Do the dishes.” The result: only half the dishes are washed. Why? Because all of the dishes didn’t fit in the […]

Wordless Wednesday: Monkey in the Stacks

I found Wordless Wednesday through Trisha at If you’d like to participate, go here and leave a comment with your link. If you really want to make it fun, check out the post of the person above you and leave a comment – it gives you a chance to […]