Loc’d and Loaded

Published June 18, 2015 by meka144

Originally posted on Get Your Mind Write:

Why worship a god in a perm box when a God grows from my head in curly knots, I do not dread my dreads….” -Shelby Birch


Ya know, it took me years  to even claim a statement as bold as this one. Like many young  black girls, I hated my hair. I hated everything about it. I hated the thickness, the coarseness and its shortness -wishing that maybe *just maybe* by seventh grade I could have long luscious hair like Ariel from The Little Mermaid and whip it back and forth just to show off the inches.

Yes, my first #hairgoals were from an indecisive and naive fish girl

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I detested the grooming process. The combing the brushing the washing the pulling the cutting the screaming the yelling the groaning the moaning the “Sit still!” the “But it hurts, mommy!” the pain the cries the frustration the…

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Lesley McSpadden, Grieving Mother Of Michael Brown, May Face Robbery Charges After Alleged “Attack” (DETAILS)

Published November 8, 2014 by meka144



Originally posted on Global Grind:

Funeral Held For Teen Shot To Death By Police In Ferguson, MOLesley McSpadden, the grieving mother of Michael Brown Jr., may face robbery charges for allegedly attacking individuals making money from the sale of t-shirts donning her slain son’s face.

Ferguson police are currently investigating the allegations that McSpadden attacked a group of people in a parking lot because they were promoting the shirts. According to police, the group claims McSpadden was accompanied by other individuals, including her mother, to “beat vendors and rob them” on Oct. 18.

From the NY Daily News:

One person was hospitalized in the reported attack and another unidentified alleged victim was reportedly beaten with a pipe.

McSpadden’s former mother-in-law, Pearlie Gordon, was among those beaten by “a large group of about 20-30 subjects” who had “jumped out of vehicles and rushed” the group of sellers, according to the police report.

Gordon, 54, was allegedly knocked to the ground and repeatedly struck in the…

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Published September 18, 2014 by meka144

So I was watching family vlogs youtube today and one of the people that I follow did a tag called the “Mommy Scenario Tag.” I thought it would be a fun tag to do since I have a 12 month old and a 4 ½ year old. Life can be very interesting with children this young. The tag has 8 questions SO LETS GO!!!!

1.            Your kid is refusing to eat dinner, do you stand your ground and demand they eat what you made or make something else? I usually try to stand my ground. But, if I see that ii has been a long time, then I would give in and fix something else because I do not want them to go to bed starving. Or course this is not with my 12 month old because he eats just about anything, my 4 ½ year old is a very picky eater.

2.            Your kid has a melt-down at the store; nothing is working to calm them. Do you leave & come back another time or grit your teeth and finish shopping? I never leave because this is just the life of a mother. I usually just get on with my shopping without wasting any time. Most of the time, I have this issue when I have been to multiple stores and the children are getting restless. For the most part, they usually hang in there. WARNING: STAY AWAY FROM TOY DEPARTMENT.  It always nd with me spending money I didnt count to use and breakdowns. I try to stay away from those sections as much as I can.

3.            Your kid gets too many toys for their birthday. Do you make some returns or save them for a rainy day? I never return, I feel bad returning gifts unless it is something I know they would not use. I will just keep it and let them play with each toy one at a time.

4.            Your kid is protesting sleep. Do you give in at 3am, get them up & turn on a movie or continue to rock them, nurse, etc. to try to get them back to sleep? I know this is bad, but I am such a busy person. So when it comes to time to go to bed, I usually give in and turn on a quick movie. They fall asleep every time. I KNOW PEOPLE. DON’T JUDGE ME. LOL.

5.            You have an appointment and no babysitter. Do you bring them with you or reschedule? Reschedule if I can. Having a 4yr old and a 12 month old at a doctor’s appointment for myself, while trying to concentrate on what the doctor is telling me. A NO GO! Plus I would feel like the doctor would spend less time with me, just so I can leave if they may get restless.

6.            You have 20 minutes until unexpected company arrives. Do you rush to clean up your messy house, or just figure- “hey, it’s okay. I’ve got kids!” I would try to clean up the best I can. But sometimes you have no choice. I mainly focus on making sure my kids and I are presentable. Everybody knows that sometime, keeping a house clean with kids can be a handful.

7.            You’re running late & only have time to do your hair or makeup. Which do you choose? Since I have dreadlocs, I can just throw a scarf on if they are not re-twisted and into pony tail. So I would choose makeup for this question.

8.            You’re at the park and another child pushes yours. Do you intervene and correct them or go find the child’s parent? I try to avoid confrontation as much as possible. If someone pushed my children and it actually hurt them, then I would politely confront the parent and let them know what their child did. If it was nothing but a simple push I would take my children away from the situation and make sure they stay away or just leave. People are so touchy nowadays about things like that and will get defensive very quickly. That’s how parents end up arguing/fighting over what their kids did.

Well I answered all the questions based on how I would handle each scenario. Its not perfect, but It is how I will handle it. Everyone has different aspects of parenting. I hope you enjoyed reading my blog and look for more tags and other topics to come. I will be posting daily. I TAG EVERY MOTHER TO DO THIS. LETS HAVE SOME FUN!!


Wanting a new hobby

Published August 6, 2014 by meka144

Ok. So I know it been almost a couple months since I have posted on my blog. There has been a whole lot going on lately. I have been thinking these last few days about possibly making my own clothes. I want to teach myself to be able to read patterns, take the fabric and create something real nice. Ive always wanted to do that and I think I will working on that this year. I think this will be an good opportunity for my daughter to possibly learn with me. 

Bad Thoughts

Published July 20, 2014 by meka144



Originally posted on Pretty Girl's Review:

20140719-194555-71155760.jpgDo bad thoughts really lead to bad deeds? I mean…if you think about someone for long enough, does it mean that you’ll really act on your thoughts?

Sometimes it’s nice just to think about the person. Make up your own dream sequence in your head. Sometimes acting it out in real life can ruin everything. Sometimes people don’t live up to the person you’ve made them out to be in your head.

Some people belong in your dreams and not in your life.

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Why I Said No More Planet Fitness?

Published June 13, 2014 by meka144

Ok. So I was a member of planet fitness from September 2013 until June 2014. I will discuss my pros and cons for the gym.
1. Reasonable price -$10 per month
2. Close by my home
3. If you love cardio, this is the place for you.

1.  If you are trying to make gym a lifetime commitment I do not feel like this is the gym for you. Why? Well they serve unlimited PIZZA on mondays and have a bowl of candy. I do not understand that concept but I think that is tempting people to eat bad. I do not want to put myself at a place who will tempt me to get pizza after I jusy did all this hard work burning calories.

2. I did not like the fact that there were not rooms (like past gyms ive had memberships at) with loose exercise equipment such as medicine balls, buso balls, jump ropes, enough free weight for more that one person (5lb weight for example), exercise balls, ect. There is nothing like that at Planet Fitness (or at my location anyway) for people who wants to tone without using heavy weight machines. At the location I was at they ask for people to not bring their own equipment so if thats what you wanted 2 do, you had to do it outside of the gym.

3. Dont get me wrong, I love lifting weight. I feel like everyone should add that to the gym time. But the con for me are the large amounts of the cardio machines. I mean Gee wizz! The cardio machines take up 75% of the space. This made it where they have the weight lifting equipment so cramped up until it can get uncomfortable sometimes working out.

I know I can probably come up with more pros/cons but these are the reasons why I cancelled my membership and these statments are my opinions based off of my experience. I love having many options in my gym workout and not doing the same thing everytime I go. Planet Fitness is not a bad gym at all, it just was not the gym for me. Im sure there are better locations than the one I had membership but I honestly want to keep my gym memberships close 2 my some or in route from work.    I look at it like you get what you pay for.


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