I am racially Italian-American & African-American. I am a biracial, self-identifying, culturally & ethnically black American woman living in the segregated Midwest. I grew up in Detroit, one of the most segregated cities in America. I am often mistaken for being Latina-American & one time, white. Outside of the U.S. in countries as varied as […]
My 2012 in Review
Earlier today, I begun planning out my 2013 plans, dreams & B.H.A.G.’s. (Big, hairy, audacious goals). I made a date with Ransom at Target to do so… I believe an annual review of the previous year with a solid plan for the next is vitally important behavior for those of us wanting to live graceful, […]
My Broken Hallelujah
There is beauty and brokenness in parenting. The heartache of possibilities held in tension with the fullness of joy is enough to make your heart explode like day old lasagna left too long in a splattered microwave….or something like that. It’s messy. Brokenness. I want to be a more engaged mother, a kinder mother, a […]
My little baby boy, Rhys is stuck in a rut. You know the one. My poor boy has fallen into the death trap that is allowing oneself to be defined by a mistake. The little punkin made his mistake more than a month ago. Apparently Rhysie roughly sat on his beloved “Becca-Becca” a super cute […]
The One in Which I’m Pretty Sure I’m Complaining and Feeling Sorry for Myself.
I’ve been doing a lot of never-give-up tweets or facebook status updates. Even my Google+ bio reads, “Never Give Up.” Life sometimes feels like a giant fist and we measly little chumps start off as rock-hard punching bags, but over time are completely beat up by it. I hope I’m not coming off all woe-is-me. […]