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I'll Trade You My Dignity for That Tunic

In 2004 I was in the best physical shape of my life. I was the full back defender on a ladies Gaelic football team in Atlanta and running everyday. I had also just started my first professional job, pulling in $30K a year and receiving…

Just for you, Justin

Every stage in your child's life manifests something magical and comes with its own set of amusements. Their first steps, their first words, an uncanny aversion to the sound of a blender or a vacuum cleaner - each is special. At this point in my…

From Baby to Buddy

Oh My GAWD!! Somebody help me!! Somebody took my baby!!! My baby is GONE!!!! I left my baby and went to Ghana for only seven weeks. He was a sweet cuddly boy, whose only ambition at the time was to procure a warm cup of…

Lessons From A 5 yr Old

Black Eye trans: a.k.a asalla/azoh. A Ghanaian term for a retort so sharp that the recipient is rendered speechless. A mythical Ghanaian man will then jump out of the bushes, fist over agape mouth and cry "Oooooohhh!!!" when the 'black eye' has been delivered. *********…

What is YOUR 3 year old reading?

*Shaking my head in shame* I have always known that the American primary education system was failing students across the country, but today, I got a rude awakening as to HOW FAR this failure goes. Whenever a child learns to read by the age of…

Judging Shaquan Duley

Last week, Shaquan Duley suffocated her 2 and 1 year old sons in a motel room, strapped them into their car seats, drove 10 miles away and back the car into a river with their lifeless bodies still inside. Today, she sits in jail on…

New Dads Have Feelings Too

In the last 2 years, a whole bunch of dudes I know have had children - well, their wives/girlfriends have anyway. Outwardly, they've all handled about the same. They've punched the air and/or uttered a bewildered "WHAT?!?!" at the reception of the news that their…

Grandma – The Ninja Assassin

If you've ever lost your family, or had no family to begin with, perhaps the best thing that could ever happen to you is to have someone adopt you. That, or hijack someone else's clan and claim them for your own. Over the last few…

Milk From Mommy's Garden

As I was laying in the post -op recovery room last week, my guts just exposed to a room full of people not 20 minutes before, I looked over a saw a perky brunette surrounded by a gaggle of nurses. Her very skittish husband was…

Special Deliver-weave!!

(This is what it sounds like when doves cry) I've had 4 pregnancies in 6 years and every one of them has been unique. I've had preeclampsia, a placenta previa, a fetus suspected/diagnosed as having Down's Syndrome, and one regular term birth with no issues.…