To Be Young, Pregnant, Black and Dismissed

To be young, pregnant, Black and dismissed. @MissLori

Serena Williams is not the only one.

I’m flying out to Vermont this week to care for my eldest before, during and after his ACL surgery at the University Hospital. He is 19, cooked and done, but since his birth I have learned that you are never too old, too young, or too pregnant to need a medical advocate…especially if you are a person of color. [Read more…]

With third pregnancy for Princess Kate we revisit morning sickness hacks

Morning Sickness Hacks for Princess Kate by @MissLoriBack when Princess Kate announced her 2nd pregnancy I penned a blog post letter of suggestions to her as a fellow sufferer of Hyperemesis Gravidarum, under my Babble.com byline. With the news of a third child on the way for the Duchess of Cambridge I thought an update was in order. [Read more…]

It’s okay to have already said Goodbye

It's okay to have already said goodbye. Death and Mourning via @MissLori

My high school drama teacher died last month. Mrs Gensler was one of the few people who helped lay the foundation that made my theatre future possible. She breathed life into me for my four years of high school. She protected me. She was my surrogate mother. And then she wasn’t. [Read more…]

Drop It! Your Kids Counted Every Piece of Their Halloween Candy

DROP IT, Your Kids Counted Every Piece via @MissLori

It’s the first of November. Yeah, it always sneaks up on me too. I blame Halloween. I get so caught up in the hoopla that I forget it is actually the end of the month. The curtain falling on All Hallow’s Eve puts us in the last inning of the year, so November 1st is often very sobering, not to mention a serious come down from an epic sugar high. Oh, but once you get that taste it’s so hard to stop. No, I’m not talking about your kids’, I am talking about you; Parents, aka Candy Snatchers. [Read more…]

Terence Crutcher, Living and Dying While Black in America

Picture from Terence Crutcher Facebook Page

Picture from Terence Crutcher Facebook Page

Some scary things are happening in the news and your children aren’t immune to the negative imprinting. [Read more…]