Reading List for African American Children - Kindergarten

Last year I started compiling a list of books for my son. At first I thought it would be difficult but I soon found that my local library had hidden gems . I was amazed at all the books I discovered.

I think it's important that our children see themselves in books..especially in diverse situations that aren't limited to race relations or oppression.

Click here to be download our current reading list.


DIY Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioner


One Pot Pasta Dish

What's more satisfying then a bowl of creamy pasta? Here's a quick recipe using simple ingredients. 
Ingredients:  1 box of any pasta  1 cup broccoli florets 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup of sliced tomatoes  1/4 cup heavy cream  2 tablespoons of fresh parsley  Seasonings: onion powder, garlic powder, salt, chicken bullion, red pepper flakes, and freshly ground black pepper

Mexican Cornbread

I often times love taking boxed cornbread and spicing things up a bit. Here's a quick and simple recipe for Mexican cornbread using Jiffy cornbread mix.


2 boxes of Jiffy Cornbread
¼ cup of cornmeal
3 eggs
2 ½ cups of buttermilk or milk
1 can of green chilis
½ cup of corn
3 tablespoons of butter

Update on Breast Reduction Surgeon

It's now been a month since my breast reduction surgery. My recovery has been uneventful and fairly easy going. I mentioned this in my last vlog...I could go through ten breast reductions compared to my c-section. My wounds are healing nicely and I'm starting to feel like my old self again. I have to hold off on going to the gym for another week but I am doing light weights at home. Overall...I'm back to do doing most of my everyday duties.

The only symptoms I feel now is soreness under my breasts...and yes I'm still sleeping on my back. My scars look great even though I just started using my diy scar cream last week.

I did purchase a couple of camisole bras from Walmart for only a few bucks. They are very comfortable and easy to put on. At my last post-op the nurse told me I could start wear regular bras but I found the camisole bras more comfortable. If I had to guess new size, I'm a full D. I don't think I'll officially get fitted for a bra till August t…

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

1 package of peanut butter cookie mix 2 tablespoons of butter 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla 1/4 cup of peanut butter 1 egg 1/4 cup of chocolate chips Bake for 15 - 20 mins at 350. Allow to cool and continue cooking on cookie sheet.