Couple’s Field Trip: Oriental Institute

“And as an mc you will study verbal magic But watch what you say ’cause you’ll attract it Control your subconscious magnet from pullin in havoc” – KRS-One Che & I decided to visit the Oriental Institute to check out the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead Exhibit. One of the pillars of our marriage…

Celebrating Love!!!

Usually I wait until February 1st to put out my Valentine’s Day decorations but this year I decided to put them out once I took down my Holiday Decorations. Here they are: Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. I will keep these decorations up through March 1st!

Our First Face to Face Meeting

This morning I had to pick my husband up from Midway Airport. The funny thing about that was that after speaking on the phone for a month, our first face-to-face visit was at Midway Airport. So we decided to retell the story and re-create the moment. We have different versions of what that day was…

Avoiding Resentment in a Relationship

One of my sorority sisters posted a question on Facebook asking what people do better as a result of being married. The topic caught fire as everyone chimed in. I responded with: 1. Being able to understand that not all battles are worthy of being fought. Before engaging in a fight or an argument, asking…

Gasp… I Met My Husband On Social Media!

Earlier this week, I posted a photo of a little Twitter themed pen container and shared that I met my husband on Twitter. I received several comments – “What?” “How?” and decided that I’d write a blog about it. It’s my favorite story that I never tire of telling… The year was 2009. I was…

Love Jones 

We often tell kids not to believe movies. It’s imaginary. It’s not real. It can set up the wrong expectations. The Year was 1997. I was in middle school, but I was an avid writer – of journals & poetry. 4 years earlier I saw Poetic Justice which made me fall in love with the…

Love Day Decor 

I love decorating my home. February is special because not only do we have a day to celebrate love, it is also the month of my anniversary. Che and I will be celebrating 7 years of being married and 8 years together.  Here is my living room decor: And here is a closer look at…

33rd Trip Around The Sun 

Whenever it’s my birthday, I feel all reflective and deep! It’s a blessing to be able to say, I’m a year older, I have most of the physical things that I want, decent health, a deep satisfying love and a job that I love!  I started my day with Donda’s House for a PR Workshop…

Why Am I Not Reaching My Dreams? (Part 1 of 2)

Watching President Obama’s Farewell Speech last night was so inspiring. I remember seeing President Obama during his Senate Campaign at the Bud Billiken Parade (an annual parade held since 1929 in the Bronzeville/Washington Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, United States; it is the largest African-American parade in the nation). He was the most unlikely Presidential…

Don’t Hurt (or Blame) Yourself…

I’m a serial monogamist. I can count on one hand (or maybe a hand and a half 😉 the number of serious relationships I’ve had. In between those relationships, when I was courting, I used to write letters to the guys I was interested in. Caption: Me at 17 years old.  I was very Afrocentric….

Beyonce’s “Lemonade”- A Love Letter To Black Women

  I just finished watching the HBO Special “Lemonade” which premiered Beyonce’s new visual album. My favorite feature of the visual album was the range of emotions displayed before each scene including words like “denial,” “reformation,” and “forgiveness.” Black women stereotypically are limited to certain emotions, with the most recognizable being the “angry black woman,” but we…