Apr 10, 2009

Long time, no see!

I know, I know. It has been a long time since I have posted, but as you mommy's know, life has a tendency to de-reail us from best laid plans. I've had work drama, baby illness, money crisis... you name it, I had it. But you all were never far from my heart! : ) I don't have to much to say this evening, but I wanted you to know we aren't gone. We may have an event coming up next week while we are out on Spring Break, so check back soon. In the mean time, Happy Easter. Make sure to get some chocolately kisses, and enjoy the day!

Your sister in motherhood... Tomeka

Feb 15, 2009

African American History Event

Even though we have already done our "official" outing for the month, I thought this was worth mentioning. The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, will be having their event on the 21st and 22nd. It will feature dancers, drummers, crafts and more. The event is free with paid admission to the Aquarium. However, there is a coupon on their website that gets one child in free with a paid adult, and all kids under 3 are free (did I mention I like FREE?). And of course, you can see the fish and all the other exhibits. I'll be go on one of those days. Hope to see you there!

Your sister in motherhood... Tomeka

Feb 7, 2009

The February outing was so much fun. Thanks for all of you who attended. The kids enjoyed the body art, making masks, the story teller and the dancers. I enjoyed the sweet potato pie!

Can't wait until March!

Jan 28, 2009

Good Hair?

Chris Rock talks about African American Hair in his new documentary. Inspired my his daughters' esteem issues,he began a journey to uncover the whats and whys of African American women hair identities.

Jan 21, 2009

Welcome to a New Day!

What can our kids do? ANYTHING. I have always known this... my parents told me I could do anything I wanted to do as long as I worked hard for it. But today, on this New Day, we have proof. 100%, undeniably, loud and proud PROOF that they can be anything they want to be, do anything they want to do, and have the love and support of a good man (or woman). They have proof that our home, the United States of America, even with it's faults, is indeed the best country in the world. Today, on this New Day, I stand a little taller, a little prouder, my heart a little lighter, and I breathe a little easier knowing that it's going to be all right. So on this New Day, I say to my precious dughter, you CAN do anything. Thank you President and Mrs. Obama, for this New Day!

Your sister in motherhood.... Tomeka

February Outing

In honor of Black History Month, February's outing will be to the African Cultural Festival at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana.

"Celebrate the richness of African and African American cultures with powerful drumbeats, dancers, gospel songs, and an art show.... Bring the family and make African masks and Zulu dolls, sample soul food, dessert and have your face and body painted with traditional African symbols of love happiness and honor." Admission is FREE!
When: Sunday February 1

Time: 12:00

Where: Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Jan 9, 2009

Finance 101

Okay, so maybe that isn't the best title for the post because I have NO financial wisdom to share. As a single mom, I'm JUST making it, with a little wiggle room. But as you may (or may not) have heard, Suze Orman has just released her latest book on Oprah.com for FREE!! It is called The Action Plan for 2009, and of course it's about money.

Now, I am not endorsing Oprah or Suze, but I am all for free. I glanced over the table of contents and it has a section on paying for college. And seeing as we are all moms (or dads, or caretakers, or someone with kids in your lives SOMEWHERE) I thought this was worth sharing. Look at it. It's free. It won't cost you a thing, but it may help you in the long run.

Happy reading!

Your sister in motherhood.... Tomeka