Family

Mama Lana and Addy Paddy Take Eckert’s Farm

Since wedding planning is officially over and I’ve had a few weeks to settle in, I am being more intentional about the quality time I spend with my ace Addy Paddy. We spent this past Sunday at Eckert’s Millstadt Farm – about 30 minutes…

October 15, 2018

Black Parents Raising Black Kids in America

“Mommy, but kids can’t die right?” That is the question my daughter asked me as we were walking up to the vigil for Jamyla Bolden, the 9-year-old girl from Ferguson who was fatally shot while sitting on her mothers’ bed doing homework by a…

August 19, 2016

Happy Birthday Addy Paddy Pudding Pop!

        Happy Birthday Addyson Marie God couldn’t have chose a better child to place in my womb YOU GET ON MY LAAAAAAAST NERVES !!!!!! But you are stretching me to become the mom God intended me to be In my lowest…

September 17, 2015

#BlackLivesMatter: When Family Becomes a Hashtag

  It was a Sunday and I was wrapping up my final Spring Break as an undergrad in 2012. I had opted for a weekend in Chicago with some cousins and was not ready to head back to school. I remember feeling my phone…

August 20, 2015

Meet the Browns

She’s the youngest person in the room, widest smile and her little feet patters on top of the gymnasium floor every two seconds. She isn’t hard to miss because every other child is 2x her size. She is running back forth from her father…

August 8, 2015