Good (I mean, Hard) Read

ETA: The mother was spared jail time. She was sentenced to community service and 12 months probation. Thanks to Blanc2 for pointing this out in the comment section.  A mother has no car, takes the bus for work and errands, and has three kids. The bus lets her out on a five-lane highway. She and […]

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Where Is Your Mommy?

  When I talk on the phone with relatives, the girls like to say hello. “I’m talking to Daddy,” I often tell them. “Are you talking to your Daddy or our Daddy?” the girls ask. Good question. I love seeing how they learn. A few weeks ago, I was driving the Junior Executives home from […]

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Quote, Unquote

Nadia, you get a kids’ cupcake, because you’re not a big girl like me and Mommy.  Simone, claiming she’s big enough for adult-sized delights at the cupcake shop. 

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Curl Power

Spotted this over at CurlyNikki.com. A beautiful sister has taken Beyonce’s Who Run the World (Girls) and written her own curly lyrics. Enjoy!

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Kissing Outside The Lines

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy  A white woman marries a Korean man. Are you shocked? Of course, you aren’t. That’s so 1973. Well, it should be so 1973. Kissing Outside The Lines: A True Story of Love and Race and Happily Ever After tells the story of what […]

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Casting Call

A favorite post. Enjoy! Oprah made a huge mistake — at least her people did. I, the great and not-so-mighty Honeysmoke, was rejected for a reality show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN. It is Oprah’s loss. She will never know how wonderful my Real Parenting talk show would have been or how much […]

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Honeysmoke Turns Two!

In celebration of the blog’s second anniversary, I offer four of my favorite photos. No children were harmed in the making of this blog post. These photos were not staged. In the second photo, Simone fell asleep on the floor and her uncle put a pillow under her head. Thanks for reading! Nadia, dozing while […]

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A Hair Story

Say it ain’t so. A curly goes through airport security with her hair in a puff, and the TSA has to search her hair? I think I would have had a similar reaction. Don’t touch the hair! She had nothing to hide but just didn’t want strangers feeling her hair. “It’s just totally a violation […]

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