Posts Categorized: Marriage & Family

Separation Anxiety

Soo…I’ve got a problem. I’m sure you already think you know, but you have no idea. I’m scared  effing terrified of leaving my house…with my baby. Of course I’ve got the new mama fear of leaving him. (So far, the longest that I’ve left him was 3 hours. At that point, I raced back home… Read more »

Help a Sistah Out!

I am so. effing. TIRED! lol. Motherhood is beyond fantastic, don’t get me wrong. But with being a mama and trying to keep up with my daily hygiene, I’m exhausted! I hope that I will be able to blog more regularly, and with more content, but until then, this is what I’ve got. There are… Read more »

30 For 30

Hey all! So much has happened since my last post! If you’ve got time to spare, settle down on your couch for an episode of the Matt and Tereva show! Here is a play by play of our labor and delivery of little Malachi Edward. Unscripted, and pretty much unedited.30 minutes for 30 ish hours.

Our First Dance

A week ago, you lay within my womb, undisturbed.  You heard the moans of my pain and felt the rhythmic clenching of my body urging you to begin a journey that would leave us both blissfully breathless.  With every perfectly timed spasm, I begged for a new mercy; I plead for you to help me,… Read more »

I’ve Got You, Babe

I woke up at 5am this morning with a sickening feeling in my stomach. Pregnancy nausea is a different kind of beast. I propped myself up, leaning on my tower of pillows trying not to use Matt’s face as leverage. I’ve learned some techniques to keep the nausea at bay: closing my eyes and breathing… Read more »

I’ll Cry if I Want to

I’ve never had a birthday party. I remember being slightly envious and disappointed every time I went to a friend’s large celebration as a young child and later as a teenager. As I neared the end of college, my envy shifted from wanting to be celebrated to wanting to be loved (which I suppose is… Read more »

29 weeks Preggo

This is a LONG past due and LONG update! You can watch the whole thing, or you can do what I do when you talk to me; tune in every five minutes, and then make your lunch plans in between 😉

Naked as a Jaybird

This is a phrase that is often spoken by my family. “That woman naked as a jaybird!” “Knock before you come in! I’m naked as a jaybird in here!” Oh, I love my family and all of our cultural quirks. Yesterday, while eating the most massive bowl of cereal, I walked from the kitchen to… Read more »

Mama Said There’ll Be Days Like These

Actually, she didn’t. No one really prepared me for where I am at this moment. Sure, I’ve had small glimpses, but I never expected to be here. 2011 was an arduous year, piled with painful self realizations, faith testing marital issues (I hear that’s what happens when two humans tie themselves to one another), and… Read more »


A year later, and I am still choking on the vomit of memories that replay all too vividly in my mind. I was chased out of a place that was supposed to provide solace like a filthy, demon possessed pig. The most hurtful words to a fragile spirit were hurled at me with disgust for… Read more »