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Motherhood

New Mommy Blues

You know what the hardest part about becoming a new mom is? It's not the fact that you have this brand new life whose very survival is dependent upon your every breath; it's not the irrevocable change to every facet of your life that comes…

Errr…Hoo-hoo. Yeah.

Man, I struggled with what to call this post. Here are a couple of titles I contemplated: 1) Self-exploration and my 5 year old 2) Your hoo-hoo is supposed to look like that 3) For the love of Pete, don't scratch yourself down there! I…

Every Little Girl Needs a Crazy Daddy

You see that old Black man with the self-satisfied smirk on his face and a knot on his forehead? That's Kwasi Gyekye - my dad and the first love of my life. I have measured every man's ability by his; whether that be an ability…

Becoming "That" Mother

Anyone who has spent any amount of time in a grocery store, a parking lot, a laundromat, or any public place has witnessed the antics of "that" mother. You know: The one who goes berserk because her kid was running unchaperoned down the aisle and…

This week, a Roq Star was born

When my sister told me that she was pregnant last September, I was pretty sure she was lying. It's hard to trust any one of my siblings - We all have a cruel sense of humor and every year we engage in a 9 month…

Built to Make Babies

In the world of reproductive activity there are 3 types of women. There are those who are barren and will never have children: In fact, some are so allergic to their mate's semen that they break out in rashes upon seminal contact. Then there are those in…

Trying to Raise a Socially Decent Child

I wanted to do a happy-happy post today; I did. But this is the second day in a row I've been called into my daughter's school to discuss her "attitude" since she got back from her douche bag sire's house this weekend. I swear, it's…

Your Neighborhood Narco Nanny

Quick! Take a good look at this face. Would you let this man watch your kids? Look deeeep into his half closed eyes and tell me what's the first thing you think of. Whatever it is, I bet you've got it all wrong. This is…

That's Right. Call Your Daddy.

Virtually every first time mom I know has the same complaint when it comes to their baby's first word. From Accra to Amsterdam, the first word a baby invariably utters is "daddy" in some shape or form. My Indian friend's children said "baba" first. My…

Happy Mother's Day, Punk!

I spent Mother's day 2009 much the same way I'll probably spend this one: Pregnant, fat and exhausted. What I'm hoping, however, is that my children will spare me the antics of last year's holiday for the 2010 version. As I lay in my bed…