When you’re trying to clean up…

…and your two-year-old is home and awake. You get nothing done. Try as I might, when Daughter #2 is around and I’m trying to do something, forget it. It’s not happening. Put on a movie, she’s entertained for all of five minutes, then she runs into the room and says, “what you doing, Mommy?” Child,…

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From old to new again

When my father passed away last year, my mom decided to move in with me–and that meant combining households. Mom had a lot of stuff. Some I loved and some I was like, “nah, I don’t think that would go with the house.” Mom was good about it, but there were some pieces that she…

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The fall decor massacre

I woke up Saturday morning expecting to take Daughter #2 to her weekly swimming lesson and then to go for lunch with some friends. Daughter #1 was still sick, but her fever had broken. We rescheduled our family plans until she was 100% better. A regular Saturday and quiet weekend…until I opened my front door. What…

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Fun Fridays!

Anyone who knows me, knows I can be silly–and a bit random. So, Fridays will be that day of the week when I can freely speak nonsense about all the random stuff that I encounter throughout the week.   The kids are sick. Lawd, give me strength. It seems like every three weeks or so,…

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The evolution of my hair

Editor’s note: Imma tell you now, this post is FULL of gratuitous shots of me in variations of hair. Even though I wasn’t posting anything, I was taking lots of pictures. Just so you know 🙂  Years and years and years ago when I started my little blog, The Accidental Natural, it was a hair…

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Bring on fall!

My favourite season is summer. But, this summer was questionable. Don’t get me wrong–I had fun, but it rained all the dang time. All. The. Time. The rain fell and during the most inconvenient times–like my first time playing mas at Toronto Caribbean Festival (or whatever they call it now), but that’s another story.  I…

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Let’s do this again!

So I’ve started and restarted and restarted this blog. And here we go again. My challenge with writing was finding the time to do it. Between work, family and the kids–and their schedules–it was really hard to find the time to sit down and write. And what to write about. And would anyone care? My…

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Priorities, priorities – #OACFuel4Fire

If you’ve read the blog over the last few weeks, you’ll see that I’ve decided to put out my writing. To get your thoughts about it, but also to challenge myself a lot. Why? My life has changed completely since I first started writing years ago. I got married and had two girls. Those are…

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Happy Shopkins birthday!

Happy Monday and happy first day of spring, y’all! So, chapter 2 was supposed to be posted last week, but, yeah. There was something a bit more important that I was doing: preparing for the firstborn’s 5th birthday party! Yes, this is mom life. LOL! This kid has had a birthday party every year of…

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Chapter 1

I hope that you enjoyed the Prologue — if you haven’t read it, you can find it here. Anyhow, we continue with Chapter 1! Grab a beverage, put on some music, and have a read. So, my best friend Erica and her man?…boyfriend?…manfriend? decided to visit me. They were thinking of moving here to find…

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Prologue

Tonight was my first date in almost a year. Yes, a year. My girlfriend, Debbie, had set me up with one of her co-workers, Derek. We were going to some new  restaurant in downtown Toronto, Lavender, supposedly a rapper owns it. hopefully, the food is better than his rhymes. Seeing I hadn’t been out in…

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I’m back…:)

Yo fam! It’s been a while! One marriage, two kids,  Pops’ death, new house,locs and plenty of things have happened over the last five years. I’ve started and sputtered to a stop with writing and blogging. It’s been hard, I can’t lie. Some days sliding into bed is the most creative thing I can conjure…

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