Month

June 2018
We are a family of six: mommy, daddy, and two sets of children—an almost 11-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy, a 2-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy. The age gap between the pairs has proven to have its fair share of advantages and challenges in many areas, especially family entertainment. Family entertainment is a challenge...
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Finally, a cookout whose guest list you can control! This listicle isn’t meant to educate you on the obvious reasons why America’s ill-conceived idea of “independence” is not at all worth celebrating for any of us whose ancestors were torn from their homes and sold into slavery in a foreign and cruel land. We do...
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This is the first Father’s Day I spent without my children. It was interesting. Work had me at the Allied Media conference in Detroit. I saw a few children while there (shout out to Mae Lou and N8) and a few others running about. There were families there too. They were nontraditional, in the white...
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No one can take their mom for granted like a son or daughter. This story is about seeing my mom in unfiltered light and freedom. This liberation comes when her husband (my dad) is not around. This piece is a dart to his ego and a prayer said to my mom’s heart, urging it to love...
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We sat in a square, not a circle. There was grey patio furniture with black pillows that’d been repurposed as a sectional, accent chairs reupholstered in a dark floral pattern I wasn’t sure I liked, and a large, grey ottoman with tufts and peg legs that stood in the middle. There were also two black...
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Today’s the last day of us staying in my mom’s friend’s place. We’re going grocery shopping so when we go to our next Airbnb we’ll have food. Before we went grocery shopping, my mom and I wanted to pick a place in Europe, and we’re most likely going to go to Italy. Where in Italy?...
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