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Black excellence for the culture (St. Louis style)

Happy fourth of the lie y’all. Raise your hand if you enjoy looking through albums from decades past? 🙋🏽‍♀️It’s something about the vintage outfits and timeless smiles and smirks that bring me joy.  “Black excellence photos for the culture” dropped today. Edits were promptly made and pictures released purposely on this […]


Children are processing through injustices too

As I laid in bed Sunday night, texting with a group of non-black teachers (this part becomes important as you read), I was wondering, “What do I say to my students about current injustices in their own city??” I’m the only black female teacher in my building and not that […]


The Traveling Toddler 2

10 nights. 3 cities. 1 toddler. And a busy toddler at that!!! Miss Bailey and I recently traveled to Houston, San Juan (PR), and NYC. I’m thriving on the energy from summer break, as I’d just returned from Chicago JUST AFTER we’d returned from Vegas. Yes, despite the perception of […]


The F Word | Part 2 1

Read part 1 here. While learning more about fibroids, I came across an article from Gessie Thompson regarding fibroids and fertility. At the time, I knew I wanted children and wondered if fibroids would be cause for concern. (Sidenote: I came to this realization at the same age I found out […]


Pregnancy Journey [approaching the end] 10

As I’m in nesting mode with less than 3 weeks remaining, I’m reflecting on all the things I’ll miss about my pregnancy journey…  –Kicks from my healthy baby…though it started feeling awkward toward the end, her movement still equates with enjoyment.  –Getting out of doing “adulty” things…my feet are kicked […]