Archive | May, 2011

Keeping Up With the Past

Baby has outgrown her onesies, not because they are tight on her, but because she is in full potty training mode. The snaps on the inseams get in her way as she prepares to go. And since we inhabitants of the Northeast are putting up with a frigid, wet spring, where we haven’t had a […]

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Fashion Score!

Last year, I cut through a discount fashion department store on my way to work, and stopped at a rack of beautiful designer handbags. I pulled out a fierce Oryany bag with irresitible hardware on its leather strap, but held back from buying it on impulse. I wanted to mull it and figure out if […]

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I’m Not an Ice Queen—Honest!

Does anyone out there think that Black women sometimes come across as … very serious and hard to pin down to a pleasant casual conversation?  I think so. After a few encounters with several Black women in another department at my company, I think many of us project a ‘don’t come hither’ vibe unknowingly. It […]

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My Nature, His Nurture

A few months ago, the bracing winter cold back off for a few days, so I drove Baby to a nearby playground for 30 minutes of old-fashioned run around exercise. Baby is still too small, and her legs too unsteady to master this iron caterpillar, but she was still fascinated by it. She stood three […]

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Easter & Post-Trim Dos

I think Baby and I are actually becoming reconciled to her hair-care routine.    For the past few weeks, she has actually sat still for, oh, 20 minutes while I raced to style her hair. Even though we were always short on time, I think we pulled off a few cute styles. In the first […]

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Trimming Baby’s Ends

I trimmed Baby’s hair a few weeks ago, because her ends were getting rough and they seemed to be splitting. Here’s how I did it.

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