Diary of Nana the Babysitter

Day three: I forgot to add that on the evening of day one, the fifteen year old wanted to show me her  new clothes for the school year.  She politely demanded (because teenagers know how to politely demand) that I come upstairs to her room so she could begin her fashion show.   I certainly…

Marriage is hard work!

  Next month I’ll be married for 24 years.  It’s been easy to be married for this long.  We’ve found a marital dance that works for us.  Sometimes he leads, sometimes I do.  We both step on each other’s toes.  I love my husband like I’ve never loved any man EVER, but there are times when…

#NiaWilson

As a black woman with daughters I don't have the option of reading news about Nia Wilson's murder and moving on, like it's just more bad news for the day.  This unprovoked stabbing of this beautiful, young, black girl breaks my heart.  It would break my heart if she weren't young and black. We don't…