Ms.Dee, B and Me

“If you light a lamp for someone it will also brighten your own path.” -Buddhist Proverb When Keith and I got engaged, I was working in the Alumni Relations Office at my Alma Mater, Dillard University. While planning the wedding, Keith searched for our first home, and I searched for a new job for my

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The Best Things in Life

“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”                   -William Feather   This weekend was one of those “go with the flow” type of weekends, where at times we are very busy, and

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This is Us.

1999 was a big year for me. In May, I graduated from Dillard University with a degree in English. In August, I started Law School at Southern University Law Center. It was at the Law Center that I met the person who would later turn out to be my best friend and life partner. That

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Just Keep Living

One of the things that scares me the most about getting older is getting older. Like most people, I enjoy life to the fullest and it’s hard to believe one day (God willing) I will have children that will have children, and I will get older. One day people will have to look out for

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The Gift

One of the elements of parenting I focus on is making sure my kids have a healthy and happy childhood. To set the record straight, I’m not one of those parents, who feels my kids’ happiness is tantamount to the beginning and end of my existence, but I do want to create memories and experiences

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Money

Kids have a tendency to get into things where they have no business. I’ve been known to snoop from time to time myself, but the time I remember most is the day I was sitting in the living room and found a notepad with a list of girls and boys names written in my mom’s

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Friendship

I got to spend the day with a great friend today. Her name is Kalenda and we met in college at Dillard University twenty-two years ago. We were both English majors, so all of our classes were together. Through the years, we formed a very close friendship; a bond that remains today. Even though we

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Just One More

When I was a little girl, I always knew I would be a mommy some day. I don’t know if it was simply because it seemed to be the natural order of things, or if it was because I was strongly influenced by my mother, grandmothers and aunts. Either way, I was sure I would

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Alright

I enjoyed spending the Easter holiday with my family this weekend. It’s always good to go home and recharge with the people, who’ve been a part of your “squad” since Day 1. Even though we spend a lot of time together, it’s always a treat to share experiences with them and make memories for my

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What’s your zodiac sign?

Taurus (April 20- May 20) Practical and well-grounded, Taurus is the sign that harvests the fruits of labor. They feel the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty. I’ve never had much of an interest in astrology, as it relates to zodiac signs and horoscope, but I’ve always been interested in what my

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