Teachers can help combat racism

Le sigh…school has begun. So long summer break joy for me and Bailey. BUT I must pay these bills so we can live comfortably so I’ll quit my fussing now! (Below I’m sharing about my trip to Selma, AL after the commemoration of Bloody Sunday. ) I don’t usually condone […]


The Traveling Toddler

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 […]


Live every moment 6

Summer, my favorite season, is my time to travel. Having a busy body Bailey in tow is changing nothing about that (my girl has a passport, do you). Brittany, one of my favorite cousins who shared my love for travel, recently accepted a job in Houston after living in Indiana […]


Dear Delta Airlines… 2

As if traveling with an infant isn’t difficult enough, the least reservationists could do is make the process easier by knowing what steps to take when working with traveling families. I’ve traveled with my child at 4 months, 9 months, and just last week at 12 months. We flew Southwest […]


Love…so many things I want to tell you

As I stare at my baby girl whilst nursing I wonder what the future holds for us. Does all the baby talk and alertness mean she’ll be a questioner and explorative? Will she sing? What kind of student will she be? Is she going to Miss Personality or more on […]


Black women, today’s march wasn’t for you

I catfished y’all on the title didn’t I?? Trust, it wasn’t for clicks, it was for a purpose. After reading a thread in disgust, I had to vent. I took to Facebook with the following post. The likes and shares that followed restored a bit of hope I’d quickly allowed […]


I wasn’t with her but damn sure wasn’t with him 1

Sunday night I woke to a malfunctioned transformer which caused power to be out for some on my block close to 12 hours. I almost wish it were still off now. I went to bed at 9CST and was in disbelief that he was seemingly in the lead. “It’s early. […]


My baby can fly 4

Traveling with an infant is NOT for the faint at heart. It can bring upon anxiety… Will she be happy? What if she cries nonstop? Did I pack enough diapers? If she has a bowel movement mid travel, what do I do? (And my poor baby was gassy the entire […]


Black Liberation

Liberation- noun; the act of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression. To release.  Can we get free?  As I rock my child to sleep for her morning nap – that she fights against more n more and sleeps less n less for each day – I’m reflecting on […]


Baby hair and afros

One never knows the texture a newborn’s hair. And Bailey’s so far nothing like mine. But her texture can be found in our gene pool. She’s her uncle’s twin. Thick, silky, and curly, while mine is thick, coarse, and kinky. She’s nursing in the picture above so I apologize for her […]


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 […]


The F Word | Part 1 1

Read part 2 here. The hushed f-word I’m referring to isn’t one that’ll get your mouth washed out with soap by your grandmother, rather one that is not used as much as it should be especially in the African American and Hispanic communities. “Uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths that can appear […]


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 […]


Representation Matters | Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green

This article can be found in the March/April issue of Delux Magazine, an urban lifestyle magazine I’ve been writing for since 2009.  Inspiring a Generation   While scouring the web early one morning, my daily routine to avoid prepping for work, I was floored by a headline on The Root: […]


Maternity Wear On a Budget 1

“No one wears maternity clothing,” so said the father of my child. Sir. Please. o_O I’ve known plenty of pregnant women in the past few years. Shucks, almost half the women at my school have been pregnant in my last five years there…the running joke is that there is something […]


Maternity shoot (and baby name reveal) 2

Time is winding down. I’m to the stage where I’ve mapped out every store’s restroom because chances are high I’ll need to visit it. *rolls eyes* Translation: My little one is almost here!:) I had a baby shower thrown by my wonderful crew of Sorors last month and on that […]


Tiffany, where have you been??

It’s a loaded question that I’m happy a few have asked. *feeling loved* I still post tidbits on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat (👻mnrtv)) but it seems my website has been neglected. I actually lost some of my zeal for writing after August 2014, and even more so with […]


Black Girls Travel Too | France and Italy | Part 2 2

This post picks up where the last left off. <– click After Paris and Nice, my cousin and I traveled to Italy. We wanted to go straight to Venice but that would’ve made for a long train ride, so we stopped for one day in Milan. Arriving at the airbnb…this look says, “Oh, […]


Black Girls Travel Too | France and Italy | Part 1 1

Let me start by asking, does anyone else get sick on planes? I thought I was just being a hypochondriac because I tend to be the person who feels sick around sick people. And I’m a teacher so I’m around sick little people often (but we use Lysol, hand sanitizer, and […]


Black =/= Violent

Universal Pictures to ‘support’ theaters that request ‘extra security’ at ‘Compton’ screenings This article title has been all over my social media accounts the past few days. I find it rather unnecessary and very insulting. According to an article on The Grio, “Although there have been hundreds of pre-release screenings without […]