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Checking In: Where’s Alana Been?

I know I know. There’s been a nice lapse in between my last blog post and now. I have these seasons where my desire to write is on 1000 and other seasons where it refuses to leave my brain. At the end of the…

February 6, 2019

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

When People Don’t Do What I Want Them To

Can we all agree that if people were to just do what we want them to do that our lives would be that much easier? Our days would go by much smoother. We are essentially getting our way which is something I know we…

September 8, 2015

Mommy and Addy @ the Zou: Part 2

Pt.2 Yes! I was back! Everything looked the same like I never left. I could barely make it to class on time that day because I was constantly getting stopped by people who were so surprised to see me. “Alana! You’re back. How are…

September 3, 2015

Mommy and Addy @ the Zou: Part 1

  Pt. 1 “How did you manage being a full-time student and full-time parent at the same time? Especially being so young?” If I had a dollar for everytime I was asked that question, I’d probably be out of student debt. My usual answer…

August 31, 2015