Letter to my daughters // 29

Dear Jalayla Bee and Lola Bee, It's been a while since I've written here in this space. With the exception of posting articles I've written elsewhere I've struggled to sit here and write. I've had … [Read more...]

Letter to my daughters // 28

My Dearest Lola Bee, These past few weeks have been bittersweet. My return to work is closer than ever before. This month, your mama is returning to work, and you are starting “school.” My eyes … [Read more...]

Letter to my daughters // 27

Dear Jalayla Bee and Lola Bee, I just wrote you a letter. Back so soon? Why yes. Yes I am. I am back to tell you how much I miss you. I miss you so much it is hard to type this because my eyes well … [Read more...]

Letter to my daughters // 26

Dear Jalayla Bee and Lola Bee, I write you during a busy time in our lives. Yet I have found myself in a moment of quiet. A moment where Lola is napping and the time in which you arrive home from … [Read more...]

Letter to my daughters // 25

Dear Jalayla Bee, On your birthday I posted an Instagram photo wishing you a happy birthday. I knew you would see it because you are always sneaking nana’s phone when she comes over. One of the … [Read more...]

On Second Children and Making Room

When I met my first born I was certain that was it. There was no way I could love as much as I did at that moment. Motherhood changed the very essence of who I was causing me to love without ceasing, … [Read more...]

Letter to my daughters // 24

Dear Lola Bee, This past Friday you turned one. One. I still find myself welling up at the thought of this new stage in your life. You’ve spent the past several weeks showing us increased … [Read more...]

Letter to my daughters // 23

Dear Jalayla Bee, Today was the first day of 4th grade. Yesterday you told me that I was going to cry. You know me so well. This morning you sat in the bed with Lola and I told you I wanted to tell … [Read more...]

Letter to my daughters // 22

Dear Jalayla Bee and Lola Bee, Last week my sweet (and feisty) Lola you turned 11 months. For the past 11 months I have been holding you in my arms (although nowadays you don’t always want to … [Read more...]

Letter to my daughters // 21

This letter was originally written on 5/22/13 Dear Jalayla Bee and Lola Bee, Over the past two days I have attended two college graduations. And each time I walked onto the campus I felt a … [Read more...]