Miss Travelista Makes a Mistake

Miss Travelista Makes a Mistake
As many of you know, I have recently been bit by the TRAVEL BUG and I love taking moments to research travel bargains, then ESCAPE the Inspirational/Fun events in Chicago.  My little one also has now developed a thirst for Passport Stamps, and (because I am a great mother) I cannot deny her that!  However,on... Read more »

She Pulled The Cord and I Died Slowly

She Pulled The Cord and I Died Slowly
Although I fully intended to write an awesome blog post on the ups and downs of my day, week, month so far, tonight’s Grey’s Anatomy shifted my entire world.  Tonight, MCDREAMY- The Dr. Derek Shepherd, saved several car accident victims, and was then hit head on by an eighteen wheeler truck! The doctors made some... Read more »

Really Evergreen Park-Leave Jackie Robinson West ALONE!

Really Evergreen Park-Leave Jackie Robinson West ALONE!
I woke up this morning to horrible news about the Jackie Robinson West team’s title being removed as Little League World Series Champions.  Although it was not a total surprise that the investigation was initiated by another local team, it still hurt deeply.  Yes, we are accountable for following the rules and laws of this... Read more »
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10 Reasons Why I Really Dislike My Pre-Double Digit!

I know this is not my typical post, but today I am really mad about this pre-double digit in my home! What is a pre-double digit? It is a child that has not yet hit the pre-teen stage, but has all of the negative attributes associated with a PRE-TEEN! Why is this happening so early?... Read more »

What Do I Tell My Child About #crimingwhilewhite

What Do I Tell My Child About #crimingwhilewhite
In the midst of receiving sad news about about the “no indictment” ruling of Daniel Pantaleo (especially after Daren Wilson), I begin receiving texts about #crimingwhilewhite and all I could do was cry.  I’ve tried to shield my little 9 year old from most of the details about Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and... Read more »

I Am Still Thankful

I Am Still Thankful
Although this week has been an up and down roller coaster from the bottom of the La Brea Tar Pits, I am still thankful! Early this week I was looking for a new job and extremely nervous about a meeting at the current job.  I prayed and called upon my personal prayer warriors, and although... Read more »
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I Wonder if Its Magic -Will It Bring Joy Inside My Tears for the Village Ghettoland?

I Wonder if Its Magic -Will It Bring Joy Inside My Tears for the Village Ghettoland?
If I never attend another concert, after this Friday I can say I am good! I and several friends were privileged to participate in the love fest, stroll down memory lane and worship session led by Minister/Philosopher Stevie Wonder.  After debating about spending several dollars on concert (especially after a recent budget realignment) I decided... Read more »

Domestic Violence: It Goes Deeper Than You Think

Domestic Violence: It Goes Deeper Than You Think
In my last post, I Never Meant, I shared thoughts of a 13 year old witnessing her mother’s relationship as her own world begins to shift.  The little girl witnessing acts of domestic violence in that story was me.  I talked about my fears and my thoughts and judged someone very harshly from the perspective... Read more »

That Girl Was On Fire

That Girl Was On Fire
About 16 years ago, there was young lady that was on Fire! She was on Fire for God, on Fire for life, and on Fire for herself-mentally, spiritually and physically.  Flash forward a few years to this same young lady, still on fire, but now immersed in the responsibilities of life, career, and family. Her... Read more »
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I Never Meant To Be A Rescue Hero

I Never Meant To Be A Rescue Hero
I can remember the day vividly. My sister and I were in our beds, but I heard noises unlike the bickering/fighting I’d become accustomed to now. My mother a widowed divorcee had a new love interest, one that was so “awesome” he’d rapidly taken over and abruptly moved into our world. This weird man was... Read more »