“L” is for Father’s Day

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Ladies, I took the sacrificial "L" for you all today. I completely forgot about Father's Day. ? I blame the lack of media really. I didn't watch television all weekend, so there were no reminders to let me know that it was Father's Day. (It may sound like a weak excuse, but I'm sticking to it. ...

And Grace Will Lead Her Home

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It has been such a crazy year for me. I told you I had my second son, and when I was on maternity leave, we had workers in and out of our house for different maintenance items (roof, air conditioner, punctured pipe from the roof repair which left us with a hole in our ceiling ...

Transparency Will Set You Free

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I haven't written in a year... talk about hiatus! I finally figured out what my problem is. When life happens and the going gets tough, I tend to buckle down and "get 'er done," and at no time do I think of documenting it. (I'll do better...) So my year at a glance: I still ...

I Think I Gave Birth to My Road Dawg

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Last time you've heard from me, Jayden may have been saying a few words. Now, he's like a parrot. "Oh my gosh!" "Oh no!" "Golly!" "Who did this?" Hearing him talk makes me want to be more careful about what comes out of my mouth. And he'll be quick to point out when I'm saying ...

Another Year Wiser

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I could act like it hasn't been months since I last wrote, but that would just be weird. So let me address the elephant in the room. Yes, I've been on hiatus. No, I didn't realize that it's been so long. Yes, I'm doing fine. No, I still haven't revealed what's keeping me so busy. ...

So You Don’t Know Me Now?

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My goodness! You know when you blink and apparently four months have passed by in which you haven't posted a thing? Guess that ruined my New Year's Resolution, but it was a good run... am I right? I feel like I need some intro music or something to celebrate my return. Crank the volume! [audio mp3="http://hopesaidit.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Aaliyah-Try-Again.mp3"] Okay... ...

As the Plot Thickens (A Family Saga)

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I wouldn't consider myself to have a big family, but we're not hurting for more people. I have two brothers and one sister, so I grew up in a six-family household (and I'm the baby). Sure it can be annoying at times, but bigger families are fun. You seriously cannot even try to predict what ...

A Toddler Has His Limits

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This is how he is 90% of the time... What do you do when your child doesn't listen to you and your disciplinary words aren't resonating with him? You pull out the paddle of correction. And by paddle, I mean my hand. Yup, I spank my kid. Notice that I didn't say beat because there is ...