Positive Parenting Can Kiss My Ass!

The Don can be a little asshole sometimes.  Yes, I said it.  He can be an asshole sometimes and as for the self righteous parents who never, ever in a millions years; even if little Jimmy almost set their cat on fire; could never, ever be consider their precious snowflake an asshole. Pardon fucking me your highness that you're kid is so great that they never pissed you off to the point of no return.  Well, my three year old have and that's why he's an asshole....more

Are You the Nanny?

Hey you!  Yeah you!  I see you staring at me as I entered the bank, or the library, or the local store.  I noticed that you weren't  just staring at me, but my little entourage as well.  You may notice the two children I have with me; how beautiful they are but the observation doesn't stop there.  You noticed that one of  the children is little more fair skinned and rosy cheek than the other; almost very close to Caucasian but you're not quite sure.  You look at me and the children with a smile, trying to be polite or you would just complime...more
Wow all thes black women dating white men and then expecting everything to be alright.  Did you ...more

Do You See Color?

I had a conversation with my brother in law’s girlfriend about how my brother in law mentioned to her about her son riding a pink bike. The bike wasn't totally pink. It was black with pink wheels on it. She mentioned that she didn't see anything wrong with the color pink for a boy and my brother in law was being ridiculous as to say that anything a boy wears or have that is pink is 'girly'. Now I think she thought that I would agree with her, but I didn't. I put it to her this way, "I don't understand what it is like being a boy....more

To Pee or Not to Pee

Going out with a potty trained preschooler is like playing beat the clock.  You have to time when they last went to the potty to however long that it takes for your preschooler to scream "Go Potty!"  I don't know about you, but I have to time when The Don last go to the potty, which is usually before we leave the house, to what ever place we have to go.  The Don usually has a full bladder around the two in a half to three hour mark.  I guess that not too bad if you're out running a quick errand.  But if I plan to be out of more than two to three hours, I need a bath...more

8 Things New Grandparents Should Know About being a Grandparent

Just the other day, I was at the Rite Aid buying some emery boards for Bambino fingernails when the store clerk noticed his onesie.  It read, "If mommy says no, ask grandma."  The store clerk said, "I know that's right.  I need to get that from my grandchild."  ...more

Mourning the old me

 I mourned for her again today.I’m sad that she’s gone away. I’m looking at my reflection in the mirror. Missing the woman I once was, knowing in my heart I can never revive her again. I can’t see any trace of her. I can’t remember what she used to be. All I see is the resurrected me....more

Just Like It Was Yesterday!

On November 7, 2013, I went into labor with Bambino.  It was about 3.30a when the first real contractions started.  I waited for an hour like the doctors suggested to see if the contractions are real by timing there frequency.  When the contractions started coming about two minutes apart, I knew this was the real deal and it was time for me to go to the hospital.  I woke up my husband and told him that I think it was time.  My contractions seem different the second time around because it didn't seem that painful than the first time.  It was about four fort...more

My One Birthday Wish

This past Saturday, I had only one wish for my birthday and that is a date with my husband.  In all honesty, I miss him.  I miss what we use to be before the kids.  When kids come along, if you're not careful, you can lose yourself in your children and forget about your relationship with your husband creating a distance between the two of you....more

Motherhood Sickens Me!

I never thought motherhood could be disheartening sometimes.  I never thought that motherhood can be so draining not only physically but mentally as well.  There are times that I feel guilty about the things I do as a mother like; yell at The Don when I tell him to stop whining or screaming or when Bambino was an infant, I screamed at him one  night to go to sleep.  I feel guilty sometimes when I lose my patience when The Don has a temper tantrum.  I would close the door and lock him in his room and walking away to cool down. Until I cool down....more

10 After-Baby Tips for Husbands Everywhere

When I become a first time mother, I felt stressed, tired, sleep deprived, and frustrated. I just felt overwhelmed while my husband was well-rested, energetic, and relaxed. Until one day, my frustration got to the point where I got upset when he wasn't helping out with the baby. I would tell him that he wouldn't come to help me when the baby cried constantly or come and offer to watch the baby because I needed a rest. My husband would tell me, "You didn't ask me," or "You need to let me know if you need a break." ...more
TerriLynnMerritts  Thank you for commenting.  I agree, the mother and father need to learn ...more