Last week I shared with you the homework assignment I received from CJ’s teacher. I was so excited and ended up writing 5 pages but my husband thought that was too much for a 4th grade project (haters gonna hate) so I cut it down to a full two pages and turned it in. Here’s a snippet of what I turned in. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s the first week of school and emotions are on high. We are excited, anxious but most importantly pumped that we made it to the 4th grade with little to no scars.  This year CJ’s school decided to start a week earlier, before Labor Day and while it through us for a loop it was a great idea. The teachers get to spend three days getting to know each kid, while assessing how they learn in a less formal nature. There is no homework…. WAIT, let me rephrase that the KIDS get no homework but the parents do.
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My 20’s were guided by the lyrics of The Notorious BIG, Jay-Z and even Puffy, My goals were shallow, make money during the day, hit the bars and clubs at night, wash, rinse, repeat and in my eyes any firm that got in the way of those goals was the wrong firm. Loyalty? Wall Street ain’t loyal. Read the rest of this entry »

As I kissed Corey goodbye for the day I whispered “Mommy will see you soon”, he was in a mood that day and wouldn’t let me go and get on the bus. I guess he sensed what I did, this would be Mommy’s last day at the place that has brought her so much pain, stress and anger over the last two years. The walk to the train station wasn’t the same, it was peaceful because I had already prepared myself for the inevitable…The plan I laid in motion was FINALLY about to take off. Read the rest of this entry »

Or Lack Thereof

When you enter corporate America there are certain things you sign up for, health insurance (hopefully not a crappy one), higher salaries and a yearly bonus. In the 16 years I’ve been on the street I’ve always received a fair assessment of my work and in turn a bonus. Even if the bonus wasn’t always what I expected, given the climate of the market the excellent feedback on my work was enough to keep me motivated. UNTIL this year.  Read the rest of this entry »


Last week one of my friends made the huge decision and left the firm for greener pasture. She’d been at the firm for 7 years and though vocal about her issues to management she, like many other saw no evidence of any substantial change. This is a sentiment that has been echoed by other women in my firm (myself included). So when she hit me up to meet in our cozy enclave and let me know she was leaving, I was excited for her and hopeful that this would be the opportunity to get our concerns out. We spent so much time discussing the key points to the changes, and fine tuned them to the point that only a blind man couldn’t see what was wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

My Boys

Like most of America I’ve been watching, crying and praying about the George Zimmerman trial. Sometimes I think the amount of time I invested in watching it was crazy, but I needed to see the outcome.  Read the rest of this entry »

The very first question every parent gets when there is a new addition to the family, “Who does s/he look like?” I usually answer that they look like both of us but there is always one reason who will disagree (annoying).

This time around every woman I know said Le Munchkin looks like his dad, while every man I know said he looks like me. Well I’m here to say the men were right! Look at this kid, he’s all me!! It helps that my husband agrees. LOL


One June 2, 2013 I had the pleasure of attending the Brooklyn Baby Expo hosted by the fabulous ladies of A Child Grows in Brooklyn. Along with my two little ones I took the trip to my home of Brooklyn and oh my goodness, we have a great time! As soon as we stepped through the doors we were greeted by amazing vendors. Read the rest of this entry »

In the last month CJ and I have used music to get up and go in the morning. I usually opt for a Machel Montana’s “Pump Yu Flag” because look it’s all about jumping and moving. Click the link, you’ll see for yourself. If all you can focus on is not knowing what he is saying then you’re probably dead, LOL. Read the rest of this entry »

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