Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Wordless Wednesday...

I love taking shots of the kids. I have become a mamrazzi! No place is off limits!


Baby discovering new things...

Enjoying Ice Cream at the Mall...

The innocence of sleep...

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A Peek Into the Life of a Working Mom: An Unexpected Lesson from Kanye West

English: Kanye West at the Vanity Fair kickoff...
English: Kanye West at the Vanity Fair kickoff part for the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Photographer's blog post about this event and photo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kanye West says things that are controversial and does things that are definitely uncouth, by any standards. That said, \he said something powerful at the BET Honors with his acceptance of the Visionary Award that really touched me. In a very tongue and cheek tribute to his wife, he nailed the racial problems in this country with one sentence and identified a solution. He said, “[W]e deal with racism because there are different races. Or the micro of it, we focus on different races, as opposed to the macro of it, which is the human race”.

In a word, he called us on our problem. We major in the minor when there are bigger issues to deal with. We are more in common that we are different, but we often forget that.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Working Mom Black History Month Tribute: Grateful for my ancestors

English: Civil Rights Movement Co-Founder Dr. ...
The SELMA TO MONTGOMERY MARCH in 1965. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)





"Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise." - Maya Angelou
I saw a photo of Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King today leading a march. For the first time, I realized that when they were leading the struggle for Civil Rights they were a young couple and had very small children at home. For the first time, I thought of them as parents of those small children and I realized that they often had to leave them behind.  

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Here's what bath time looks like...

A Peek Into the Life of a Working Mom: It is time for equal pay for equal work

My sister and I, partners in the fight for pay equity...
 To every woman who gave birth to every tax payer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America!” --Patricia Arquette

On Oscar night, Patricia Arquette lobbied for equal rights and equal pay for women in her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress. Meryl Streep cheered for her like she was caught in the spirit at a church revival. Jennifer Lopez and the other members of the audience applauded. And those of us at home on Twitter were impressed and moved to tweet about it.