MOB: Mothering Our Babies #1

My husband and I are in family planning mode. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how children turn out to be the adults that they become. I’ve been lucky to have some students that have left lasting impressions on my heart and on my mind. Students that even as teenagers exude unique characteristics, where…

Handling Business Yandy Smith Style…

I watch Love & Hip Hop . I’ve watched the show since Season 1. For me reality TV shows are like modern day soap operas, the only difference is the characters are personas that actually exists rather than fictional characters. This past week I was thoroughly impressed how Yandy Smith handled a probable conflict with Rashidah…

How to Pack for a Scrapbooking Crop

Every two weeks I go to a Scrapbooking “Crop,” which is basically a scrapbooking party. Everyone brings their own materials and we create page after page for hours. Most local scrapbooking stores have crops, as do the national retailers like Michaels and my personal favorite Archivers. It took a while to figure out but I…

Too Much History Can Be A Bad Thing

Too Much History Can Be a Bad Thing by Che “Rhymefest” Smith   Our new generation suffers from so much. It goes beyond the symptoms of crime, miseducation, joblessness, bad rap music, immoral behavior and lack of parental guidance.In my experience, observation and world travel, I believe we suffer from a history of great failures.Shorties know…

How To Make A Scrapbook Page Kit…

Every two weeks I try to go to a “crop” which is a scrapbooking party where everyone brings their own materials and is given a workspace at a table.  Most crops have raffles and some even include food. I’m a marathon cropper (I need at least 6 hours and my ideal crop is 12 hours)….

The Law of Divine Compensation Book Notes

I started reading Marianne Williamson’s The Law Of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money and Miracles, after hearing it recommended by Shanel Cooper-Sykes during one of her Midnight Meditations. You can find her on Twitter (@shanelcooper). I thought it would be a good read because I believe in miracles, and I have been thinking a lot…

How to Create A Vision For Your Life & Spice Up Your Winter Style

Whenever I can I try to share some of the sweetness and fierceness I come across around the internet. Here are some things to check out over the weekend: 14 Famous Speeches made by African American Women – http://eloquentwoman.blogspot.com/2013/02/14-famous-african-american-womens.html – Courtesy of the Eloquent Woman. 5 Spring Beauty Looks to Rock Now – http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2013/02/5-spring-beauty-looks-to-rock-now/   The Best Way…

Marley… The Movie

  I had the opportunity to catch a screening of the new Bob Marley Documentary and I feel so inspired. There aren’t many artists like Bob who have the courage to go against the status quo. There aren’t many artists that don’t separate themselves from the community and the people they came from. There aren’t…

Hair School: Why Am I Here? by Dominica Martin

The school started to have hair shows, and all sorts of events for students to showcase their talent. I was a freshman, and in this hair show we competed against seniors as well. I was so excited, and I knew that this was the perfect time for me to do my thing.  I hand-picked my…

What Sex Is Your Baby, Daddy?

Every man looks forward to having a baby boy. Finally, he has someone to play catch with and someone to play video games with. Of course every couple wants a “healthy baby” but in our heart of hearts we internally fantasize about the benefits of giving birth to a specific gender. This week, while talking…

Welcome to Hair School by Dominica Martin

Welcome to “Hair School” where beauty, brains, and talent collide. It costs $18,000 to attend, so you better make the best of it, and learn all you can. In the beginning the instructors tell you “Abide by these 3 rules, and you’ll be good: 1. Stay focused 2. Don’t ever bring your man to school…