Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com They say what happens in the dark comes to light and that shit is the God's honest truth because it just happened to me. Well, correction it came to light for one person but everyone else knew what I was doing. Still the shit is kinda crazy because no… Continue reading Living Life With No Regrets – Guess What Happened To Me
This one time in 2020… I had to tell my son about his chocolate skin in America… How his skin is so dark he might be mistaken for a monkey or a hoodlum. How his big natural curly afro can be offensive to some people with no melanin in their skin. How to keep his… Continue reading Little Brown Boy
Seeing the world for the first time in 1993. Being the last of 4 children. Being raised by a older mother. Growing up singled out and abandoned by my father. Being 20 years apart from the first born. Being raised by a single mother who had breast cancer, lupus, and a small hole in her… Continue reading Discovering Akilah
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash At eighteen I had a plan and at twenty-one I was sure I'd see it through. Then 25 came and I will admit fear kicked in but I still had high hopes of everything being alright. Now, here I am at 30, feeling as if I'm barely surviving; wondering when is the… Continue reading 30 & Barely Thriving
Photo by Chris Benson on Unsplash Recently I let my son go stay with his dad for a night; a well deserved break from all the homeschooling and yelling I've been doing. I picked him back up the next day and everything was all good. My son was acting like this perfect little angel, in the car that… Continue reading Why Are Children More Behaved With Dad?
Whenever I find out that someone I know or follow on social media is expecting a child, I am happy for them, but a part of me is bitter. I have always longed for the day I become a mother. I was supposed to graduate from college, find a good job, marry a "college sweetheart",… Continue reading RTR: When Will It Be My Turn?
Most women dream of the day they’ll become a mother. Yet, my reality was different. The dream of becoming a mother was ripped away from me long before I could consider it. I knew that I wanted children, but I wasn’t in a rush to have them. Now, the words of my doctor confirmed I… Continue reading How I Conquer PCOS
I met a girl once who seemed so sad, almost inconsolable. We sat down for coffee because I had nothing to do and the "hurt" woman in me wanted to comfort her and somehow find a way to comfort myself. We talked about life, shared a few laughs and then we got on the topic… Continue reading Love & Eye by Vontress Renae’
I became a mother at the age of 17. With my first son he was the light of my life and I was so consumed in him and nothing in the world mattered. He was the center of my universe so all of the outside noise of the world never really had a chance to… Continue reading My Battle with Postpartum
When I got pregnant, at the time, my only worry was making sure I graduated from college that year. Well, I was also fearful of what my mother would think when I let her know I was pregnant, which, by the way, didn't happen until I was two months pregnant. I had a scare and… Continue reading My Fear of Failing As A Mother