Third times a Charm

When we first decided to start 'trying' I thought things would be easier. I imagined my pregnancy symptoms one day sneaking up on me and the fun in revealing I was pregnant to all my family and friends. But there was also this nagging feeling of all the things that could go wrong.

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Therapy 101

Ever since I had my daughter something with me has been off. I dealt with a few weeks of baby blues, and I started to feel better. So I chalked it all up to my hormones regulating after giving birth. When things didn't return back to normal, I simply thought this must be my new normal.

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Chocolate Me

In my house we never shyed away from racially-based conversations. These conversations helped me understand the racial complexities that existed before me and the improvement and/or lack thereof currently. Most conversations were no holds barred, and in hindsight, may have been too advanced for me sometimes. But I appreciate my parents for not trying to hide these things from me.

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My Halloween Struggle (Part 2)

I wrote my original Halloween blog with a very heavy heart and not many answers. And before you think I'm Sway, I'm not lol. I still have a lot of unanswered questions. These questions are unique to me and my personal struggle, but they are very relevant to the way I am raising my children. Children understand life in black and white, yes and nos, they haven't yet developed the grey, those slight nuisances that make things that much more complex.

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Natural Hair, don't care

I was natural before it was cool. Yet, I never wore my actual untouched hair out until junior or senior year. This was the year I had several friends cutting off their hair to start their natural journey, and thus I felt more empowered in mine. As time has progressed I have become more secure in myself and my natural hair, but that wasn't always the case.

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