False Choice: The Problem with Finding a Church

Photo: We had a major water incident this weekend. Water flooded the 2nd floor bathroom and trickled down into the 1st floor bathroom. My Husband, thank God, knows his way around tools, so he was able to fix it all. My husband is a lot of things, but at least he is my lot of things…  …

I Can See it on the Horizon

Photo: Christmas came a little early for me and The Husband. We needed to exchange gifts to keep our sanity. This little sweetie is more than I could have hoped for.   I know that I’m getting there–I have to get there no matter what! That’s just how time works, right? The finishline is on…

I Don’t Really Need You to “Get” My Marriage

I’m feeling really pensive today. I feel like I’ve been having the same conversation over the last 7 days and I am feeling a bit angry about it. I’m going to have to ramble for a second and hopefully this will come out as articulate on the other side. I spoke with my mother about…

Quiet Thoughts: To Grow From Seed

Photo: The back of my wedding dress. I totally bought that dress just for this feature. I wanted something dramatic and beautiful. It is 3pm Eastern Time, and 5 years ago today, I was walking into what would become an 8-hour drunken dance party. My husband and I married in a beautiful church in North…

A Week For Considering Manhood: The Best Decision I Ever made

Sunday is Father’s Day. The Ravens jersey that I ordered for The Husband will be arriving sometime tomorrow. I’m going to make sure that he sleeps in tomorrow and Sunday, and all he’s asked for is for two hours to watch a movie without baby or wife interruption. I’m looking forward to starting his Saturday…

Believe It Or Not: Interracial Families are Normal!

I stopped in my tracks when I noticed the beautiful little girl in the new Cheerios commercial. I thought to myself “aww, isn’t she cute.” Then I noticed the white woman in the commercial, and I turned up the sound on my TV. Is that her mom? I wondered… then it all made sense when…

Think Twice Before Deciding That We Don’t “Fit”

  Photo Credit: WTTG Fox 5 DC News Story  I came across this story via a feminist blog that I follow. A summary of the story: A White man takes his three bi-racial (Black/White) daughters to Walmart without his wife (their mother). Someone notices them in the Walmart and decides that he looks suspicious because…

Husband, Why You No Be Bad Cop Sometimes?

  Photo: Ursa Major on the day we gave him his bike… I love my husband, but Lordy, this weekend… he was trying my patience. Our weekends are probably typical for parents with small children: We stay up too late on Friday night, the kids wake up early on Saturday morning so one of us…

Complex feelings after Mother’s Day…

I feel like I need a vacation after this Mother’s Day weekend. My husband put up a valiant effort to make it special: Starting with flowers on Friday (totally not expected!) and a new Moleskine on Sunday (totally asked for). He took care of the babies, all day every day, and I even got out…