“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. ...

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 ...

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... ...

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 ...

Can You Really Have It All?

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Healthy family life, successful career, and enriching spiritual life. Sounds like the perfect trifecta, but can it actually be achieved? Well, once you get the answer, pass it along my way! Back in my "serial reality show watcher" days, I recall when Bethenny Frankel was first on The Real Housewives. She started as a "single and ...

Wanna Lose Weight? Have a Toddler

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"You won't be needing THIS anymore..." This may be the shortest post I ever do, but I'm so short on time. While I was having dinner today, I realized something—it's so hard to eat when you have a one year old. I don't know if Jayden is going through a growth spurt or what, but this ...

First Day of “Daycare” in the Books

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My son has never been supervised by someone outside of family before. He gets "grandma & grandpa daycare" during the week, and my sister has watched him for an extended period of time before; but we never left him with a qualified stranger before. That is, until Sunday. Jayden has been eligible for our church's ...

Night Terrors? Not in My House!

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So apparently there are these things called night terrors that young children start having. I had no clue what it really was until one day, Jayden woke up from his sleep all kinds of upset. You Good, Bro? We were taking our infamous cat naps, when all of a sudden, Jayden woke up crying. No, not just ...

He Falls Asleep… Literally

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I have good news on the baby front — Jayden is sleeping through the night!! I need a happy dance break here. And not a little "jolly jig"... I'm talking about the kind of dance that will make an old man forget about his ailments. Hit it, Papa P! [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD1euxkzE9I&w=450&h=315&rel=0&showinfo=0&end=15] How did I do it, you ask? ...