THE JOYS OF FAMILY

THE JOYS OF FAMILY

At various points in my life, I remember the past. I vaguely remember myself and my sisters trying to stick our tiny fingers between the mattress and bedframe in the name of making our parents bed. An adult must have been somewhere nearby actually getting the job done. I recall when our dad taught us [...]

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SIBLING RIVALRY

SIBLING RIVALRY

Being siblings does not equate to being automatic friends. You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your siblings.  Each child is an individual with his or her own personality. They have different likes, aspirations, strengths, temperaments, etc.  These many differences can cause them to be at logger heads a lot. The fact that [...]

I AM A FOODIE

I AM A FOODIE

I grew up with foodies. Let’s start with my mom because she taught us to cook. Our foodie days started with her. Mom would cook in the kitchen and call out to us one by one to see how beautiful the food is. This happens even if we are standing right there in the kitchen. [...]

A MOTHER’S LOVE

A MOTHER’S LOVE

NOTHING COMPARES TO A MOTHER’S LOVE   Nothing compares to a Mother’s strength She works and moves, oh there is no end She goes all day and goes all night And still she wears her pretty smile   Nothing compares to a Mother’s smile It wipes your tears, helps you walk for miles That silent [...]

THE NEW MOM

THE NEW MOM

I literally could not take my eyes off my child. I watched him all the time even when he was asleep.  Just like that, I was a mom. I was suddenly responsible for this awesome, cute, helpless individual. Don’t get me wrong, “helpless” here is not derogatory. He was entirely dependent. I had to determine [...]

FEEL MY PAIN!

FEEL MY PAIN!

Efe sat down on the chair the doctor gestured towards. He was tired of these predictable visits. He was tired of taking folic acid every blessed day. In fact, he knew the doctor would ask, and he would not tell her that the last time he took the folic acid tablet was his last visit [...]