La Belle Negresse

Etiquette for Everyday Living

Twelve Signs You Are Not Ready To Date

Twelve signs you’re not ready to date… You fear being alone, and have a pattern of jumping from one “serious” relationship to another. You have little to no idea of … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Elephant In The Black Community….

Everyone is talking about the ratchetness going on in the Black Community. Out of wedlock pregnancies, low marriage rates, high STD rate, high drop out rates… We have highs where … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Guess what…… YOU’RE BASIC!

Some women are so used to mediocre, living a life of lack and less-than that they can’t differentiate “normal”, basic behavior and treatment versus superior, above in beyond. They are so … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bare Minimun

I guess I was supposed to suck it up, be strong like she is, was or pretends to be. After all, it could have been worst. Unlike my peers in … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

You Need It More Than You Realize or Care To Admit

For many of us, the only man we need, is one with a couch and prescription pad. When I look around at different blogs, forums and groups, I see questions … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Two Biggest Lies Told By Women In The Black Community Regarding Marriage

The minute you tell women to abstain from doing certain things for men without first getting the ring, they get defensive and claim “you’re hyper religious’. Having a bit of … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 6 Comments

You Are Not The Momma!

You are Not The Momma! I’ll never forget the day my mother received a letter from my 6th grade teacher, asking permission for me to participate in sex education class, … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Dreaded Teenage Years….

The dreaded teenage years My daughter turned 18 years old a few days ago, it’s hard to believe my “baby” is considered an adult. I look at her and I … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Go Easy On Your Feet

Go Easy On Your Feet It’s easy to neglect your feet. Especially, if you live in colder climates, where they are usually hidden. But the way you care for your … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Some things are better left unsaid…

Twelve things to never say to a child “Why can’t you be more like….?”  Comparisons hurt, feed sibling rivalry, and make your child resentful. Instead, compare a child’s present behavior … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to get a second invite….

Bring uninvited guest with you Come empty handed Rearrange furniture Criticize their choice of decor Leave area messy Overstay your welcome  Eat your host out of house and home keep your host up too … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Her scent says it all…..

Nothing is more feminine than the soft sweet smell of perfume. Growing up, I could tell my mother was near by the scent of her perfume. Like her, I am … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Wine at the dinner table….

  There’s nothing I love more than a nice glass of wine after a long day at work…. Red or white it is a must! While I tend to drink … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Seated at the dinner table… Now what?!

  At the dinner table knives (blade facing the plate) and spoons are arranged on the right side of the plate and the forks on the left side. You must … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Do Your Eyes Say About You?

I’m a big fan of make-up, and love the way I feel when I wear it….It makes me feel “pull together’. It can enhance or totally transform. I don’t mean … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Common Courtesy In Public….What happened?

You can tell a lot about a persons upbringing by the way he/she behaves in public. While it may be difficult to teach old dogs new tricks, young children and teens can … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Twelve bible verses your child should know before twelve…

Teach them while they are young…. Luke 6:31    “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Ephesians 6:1-3  Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Twelve things your child must know, before twelve!

They are not in any particular order, but are essential basic skills every child should have by the end of their tween years. How to sit and eat at the … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Going Back to Basics…

My “baby” will leave for college soon, so I’m trying to spend as much time possible with her, taking advantage of every minute. Spending time with her often mean spending … Continue reading

December 25, 2012 · Leave a comment
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