ADHD: A Mother’s Journey

About a year ago, my son was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD. ADHD is a medical condition for people with differences in brain development and brain activity that affect attention, the ability to sit still and self-control. Since my son values his privacy, and I am fiercely protective of him,…

The Black Woman’s Survival Guide

“You can’t dump one cup of sugar into the ocean and expect to get syrup. If everybody sweetened her own cup of water, then things would begin to change.” – Florynce Kennedy A survival guide. It conjures images of adventurers like Bear Grylls navigating dense forests and river rapids like nature itself is not out to…

The fight for my vagina

Originally posted on Sweet Tea and Baby Jesus If you’ve ever read anything on this or my Sweet Tea and Baby Jesus blog , you know that I am a proud mama. I have two sons that I absolutely adore. I wanted those two boys more than anything. I planned them like clockwork. The first…

Dear Black Women: Just Sit This One Out

Originally posted on Sweet Tea & Baby Jesus To my melanin rich sisters: let’s not mince words. America did a number on us on Election Day. Deep down, we knew. Didn’t we? We sucked it up when Hillary was nominated and said OK, I guess I’m with her. Sure, she was qualified for the position,…