La Belle Negresse

Etiquette for Everyday Living

I Was Born This Way

Do you believe in generational curse? Planning our monthly Mother and Daughter day makes me realize how completely opposite my children are. My twelve year old lives and breath all … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Living My Facebook Life

I read somewhere that more than 83 million Facebook users are fake. While those numbers may be a bit exaggerated, I can attest to the growing number of Fakebookers. Fakebookers … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Running Out Of Options…

Because of the plethora of sites offering dating services, Long Distance Relationships are on the rise and becoming the norm. It seems no matter how precise a profile you create, … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

Pretty Woman

I know, I know….I’ve been MIA… crazy summer! But, I am back, and will try to post as often as possible. A lot has happened in the past month or … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Dead or Alive…. Black Women Remain Unprotected

In light of that disgusting sex tape supported by Russell Simmons, I want to ensure my readers (especially the young ones) aren’t distracted or buy into this bull crap. I … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · 1 Comment


I’m an old school kinda gal. If entering  a building or riding with a man, I expect him to open the door and allow me to enter first. I expect … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · 10 Comments

Everyone Is Doing It!

Last week, I wrote that I received 4 comments/questions from readers I wish to answer publicly. One question was about my “obsession” (according to the writer) with child abuse. My … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

Respect Me or Else…

You must  teach people how to treat you. That most certainly includes family. We often get comfortable and allow members of our family to get away with things we would … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Modern Day Mammy

  I will never understand how something so simple that is done effectively with full success by women of other races, continues to be a constant struggle for black women. … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

For Black Women/Girls ONLY

Recently, I received four comments/questions from readers, I wish to answer publicly on the blog…I’ll start with the first one. One reader although, complimented my choice of topics, is a … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 3 Comments


It is a well known fact that the fashion industry has an influence on print, music, and body image…. Especially that of women and girls. Last week, I had the chance … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Twelve Signs He’s Not That Into you….

………but wants your child! You just met or started dating, yet he is eager to meet your children He’s constantly asking about your kids and their activities…. More than he … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Single, Needy and Clueless……With Children

Dating after divorce or a long term relationship, can be difficult. Especially for women with young children. Any woman wishing to date and/or remarry, must learn to vet and be … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

You are NOT the Father….. A Father’s Day Tribute

I tend to stay off my Facebook and Twitter feeds on Father’s Day. I get tired of reading the “I am super woman, because I am both Mommy and Daddy … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Raising Little Women….

Growing up in a community where boys are treated like little Kings, incapable of doing any wrong or take care of themselves , while girls are raised to act like … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Planting The Right Seeds…. Raising Daughters To Be More Than Baby Mamas

Our parents plant seeds in us that grows as we do.  Some parents plant seeds of love, respect, independence, responsibility and self-worth. While others plant seeds of guilt, fear, obligation, … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

Childhood Thieves

Have you seen my childhood… I’m pretty sure many women in the black community could relate to this Micheal Jackson song. Forced to grow up too fast and too soon. … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Sex Mates Does Not Equal Life Mates

I recently wrote about women so accustomed to less than, that they accept any old behavior and cannot differentiate between a man who goes above and beyond, with that of … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Gullible and Ready to Mingle…

Men can smell desperate, needy and thirsty from a mile away. Some can even  feel it through the computer screen. You talk way too much, ask very little questions and … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Twelve Reasons Why Your Teen Disrespects You

Twelve Reasons Why Your Teen Disrespects You 1. You are inconsistent. You say one thing, but do another…. Sometimes the complete opposite of what you preach. 2. Your home and … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

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