She Will Take the Lady Diana Hair Cut

These are the words I heard from my mother from the age of 6 to around 9 years old. When I was 5 years old I had long beautiful hair; I was so cute.I suppose my hair got too long and my mom got too busy with brushing out my knots that she made the decision that tending to my hair daily was not something she wanted to do anymore. From the moment her decision was made the instructions for the hair cutting lady was 'Give her the Lady Diana cut.'; aka a boy haircut..Obviously by looking at this … [Read more...]

Skin Color Envy

Yes, I know you are darker than me, you don't have to put your arm up against mine to prove it. Growing up I had 'skin color envy'. It was bad and I let it rule my life, mainly in my teenage years. If you know me, you know I am white. I don't necessarily mean 'white' as in Caucasian, I mean I am WHITE! I am so white that I have been compared to Casper the friendly ghost and people have needed to put on sunglasses when I have my legs exposed.  I am so white that I … [Read more...]

I Married Into a Ready Made Family and They Said It Wouldn’t Last

It's funny, I look at my past and my daughter's present and think 'WOW! I got really lucky!'.  I married into a ready made family and they said it wouldn't last. I met my husband at work 18 years ago. Actually, he stalked me for a few days and would not go away until I agreed to go to lunch with him. After our first lunch, I fell for the bait and could not get enough of him. He was so funny and cute. In addition, he had a car and a job; that is always a plus! At the time I was 19 and he … [Read more...]

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