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in transit


Because all women have walked to their car in the dark, keys clutched tight in hand, one poking out between two fingers.

Because when I go out to bars or clubs, I have to think about whether what I’m wearing is too suggestive, instead of putting on whatever I please.

Because I feel the need to apologize when I’m not wearing makeup or my hair hasn’t been washed, or when I’m generally looking anything other than flawless.

Because there was nothing I could do about the man who touched me inappropriately in the middle of Gillette Stadium as I waited for my then-boyfriend to come out of the bathroom. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STADIUM.

Because there was also nothing I could do when a man touched me inappropriately in the middle of a crowded street, his arm around his girlfriend. Because retaliating in the way I wanted to…

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My review on “The Fault In Our Stars”

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I decided to read this book in spite of the fact that I knew it would make me cry. It did! I finished it in two hours. I have my own.experience with cancer and I understood all the emotions and feelings going through it as the outside person looking in. My husband who was also one of my closest friends before we were in a relationship passed in 2011 from brain cancer. Thank you for writing this and I loved it. It was very well written and I could feel all the emotions from the characters. Great read!!

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A bit about my week

I recently posted about a short story I have written that I had self published on Amazon. Over the last weekend, I made a promotion making it free for two days. I have gotten wonderful feedback and reviews. I was stressing about it and driving myself crazy, worried and yet, I did pretty well.
This week has been extremely busy for me. There was mothers day, which I enjoyed and  my oldest had plenty of school functions. My husband is training for the NBA D League. I am potty training my son and hoping my one year old will walk soon. Mind you this is along with trying to transition her to a cup. It seems I have absolutely no time to continue working on my novel. Between all of that there’s a small part of me that wants to let out a scream. (smile)
However, I am grateful because things are in a good place.
My novel will be out soon enough and fingers crossed I can manage my time just a little better.
Thanks for reading  🙂

My Love For Doc


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Having children you are automatically prone to having sat through many childrens programs on Disney Junior or NickJr. I went through this with all of my children.
My youngest who is one by the way, has her favorites. Being that she is extremely attached to me, there is a certain routine that I have gotten accustomed to with her and my middle child. Most mornings if I am able to be home it consists of watching one of her favorites Doc McStuffins. I absolutely love it. The songs are cute and catchy. Especially “Time for your checkup”! It allows the child to expand their imagination as well as get an idea of what they would want to be when they grow up.
If you don’t know, Doc “Dottie” McStuffins is a six year old girl who has the ability to fix toys. Her stethoscope allows her to talk to her stuffed animal friends and find out what’s wrong with the toys.
I love that Doc aspire to be just like her mother, who happens to be a doctor as well. The show shows positive images of family and unity, as well as a healthy dose of imagination. It also is great to see such a positive cartoon for African American/Black girls.
My daughter can’t get enough of it and I admit sometimes if she’s asleep, I find myself watching it. I know it’s been on for almost three years and it may not be new. However, I am aboard the Doc train and Doc McStuffins gets five stars from me.