An Ode On Father’s Day

I was a single mother for over three years when I met Sean. In the time since my divorce I had dated, and even one or two of those relationships had been serious, but above any relationship I would have with someone was the relationship that I had with myRead more >

Nate The Great

My oldest son Nate is one of the great loves of my life. He and I have been through so much together; his father and I divorcing when he was three, the sudden death of my aunt who raised me (who we lived with) when he was six, and aRead more >

What It Means to be a Black Mama

It is the day before my middle child Ezra’s birthday. He will be three years old. I spent part of my evening sobbing in a Target parking lot while I ran out to get batteries. I wasn’t crying because my child is growing up and I want to keep himRead more >

Raising Toddlers: Having Grace With Us All

Raising a toddler can often be a wild ride but raising two at the same time? It’s double the love but also often double the chaos. I’m super open about the fact that we really didn’t plan on having another child after Ezra; we tried so hard and for soRead more >

How to Stay EMOTIONALLY Fit During the Holidays

It’s the middle of September, so it’s about the time we start seeing folks settling in to thinking about the last part of the year, which of course includes the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and many more). It is also the time of year where we start to seeRead more >

Beyond a Bubble Bath: Rethinking Self-Care

There is a lot of talk these days about self-care, especially if you are a parent, most especially if you are a stay at home one. Generally when I see articles and discussion about it, there is a lot of talk about getting your nails done, about grabbing a coffee,Read more >

My State Of The Union

The last few days in the United States have been especially grim. On August 3, there was a horrible shooting in El Paso, Texas at a busy Walmart. Just thirteen hours later there was another one in Dayton, Ohio in an area bustling with nightlife. Like so many other people,Read more >

Happy Birthday, Nate!

Today is such a special day; my oldest son Nate is turning thirteen. It is so wild to me because I cannot believe that thirteen years have gone by so quickly. I know every parent says the years go by fast but it literally feels like it was just yesterdayRead more >

Q & A With Erica + Sean

This has been a blog that I have been working on in my head for a really long time now and because this June marks seven years of Sean and I knowing each other (!!!), I figured that it would be a great time to finally get it all down.Read more >

Summer Family Bucket List

Memorial Day has come and gone and we all know what that means; summer is on the horizon! A lot of schools have already gotten out but Nate’s school isn’t out until June 7th. He spends a larger portion of the summer with his bio dad, but I know thatRead more >