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Caring for a sick child with autism when you have lupus is dreadful

Caring for a sick child with autism when you have lupus is dreadful
Just when I thought it was safe to go into the water, my son Kameron who has autism, did it to me again–he comes home with a cold from school and I bear the brunt of warding off the germs by any means necessary. I mentioned “again” because Kameron brought home a nasty virus from... Read more »

Eustachi device to the rescue

Eustachi device to the rescue
Since being released from the hospital in May of this year from the result of a terrible lupus flare, my son Kameron (who has autism) brought home a nasty cold from school. My immune system is already weak because of lupus and Kameron’s inability to cover his mouth when he coughs or sneezes made things... Read more »

Since the days of Melrose Place, I've always loved Mondays

Since the days of Melrose Place, I've always loved Mondays
Children and adults alike generally complain from time to time about Mondays, mainly because they either dread going back to school or work. I, on the other hand, love Mondays. Since the days of Melrose Place, I have always loved Mondays but of course there are other reasons. Now that I’m a mom, I love... Read more »
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Losing Prince is like losing a family member

Losing Prince is like losing a family member
A fan or not, everyone is mourning the death of Prince (1958-2016). Losing Prince is like losing a family member because his music was heard in every household. I didn’t know about Prince’s death until I came across a DNA Info article on my phone. I logged onto my desktop and lo and behold, pictures... Read more »

Various ways to celebrate Autism Spirit Week 2016

Various ways to celebrate Autism Spirit Week 2016
April is Autism Awareness Month! There are various ways to celebrate it and this week marks Autism Spirit Week. Other than the activities you see listed which will occur at Easter Seals, the best way to celebrate is to get educated about the disorder. Autism is a developmental disorder which makes it tough to communicate... Read more »

I wish Henry Louis Gates, Jr. would help me find my roots

I wish Henry Louis Gates, Jr. would help me find my roots
Historian and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is known for his outstanding documentaries. Gates interest in African American history shines through in his PBS series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross and Finding Your Roots. Both documentaries had my eyes glued to the screen, especially Finding Your Roots. Gates helps numerous celebrities in... Read more »
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Urban fiction (or nonfiction) would not exist without Langston Hughes

Urban fiction (or nonfiction) would not exist without Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes (1902-1967) in my opinion is the Godfather of Urban Fiction. Hughes is my literary hero of sorts because he used his personal urban experiences as a platform for writing. As an author of three books of urban fiction, I too used my urban experiences in writing them. Hughes wrote many poems that are... Read more »

Steve Harvey's Miss Universe blunder will not be the end of his world

Steve Harvey's Miss Universe blunder will not be the end of his world
Ok–so Steve Harvey made a mistake by crowning Miss Colombia as Miss Universe 2015 when the actual winner was Miss Philippines. There are so many fingers pointed today at who is to blame for his mishap. Some say it was the way the card was written and others say that it was his ignorance and... Read more »

My goals for 2015

I usually don’t make new year resolutions because for one, it’s so outdated. However, I plan to make goals and get more organized. I plan to say no more often and stop making unnecessary sacrifices, especially when it does not involve my children. I plan on being more productive versus being busy. I have learned... Read more »
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Contests Are For Suckers

Who doesn’t like to enter a contest or two? A better question is: When do you draw the line on how many you enter, before you realize that most of them are a hoax? I have been the sad victim of scams (sorry, contests) only to expose my personal information and demographics to the hosts,... Read more »