8 Week Protective Style Challenge:Weeks 4-6

Last week was my one month anniversary of the 8 week protective style challenge. The day before I decided to prepoo my hair with ORS Hair Mayo, which is a protein conditioner. I left it in overnight, which I don’t think was the  best idea because the directions didn’t say I should do that. But…

Mommy the Teacher

I think I’ve figured out where to start with Amani’s at home lessons. She sometimes recognizes her letters but I’d like for her to easily recognize each and every letter as well as each and every letter sound. As I mentioned before, I will be using teachmama.com and I just noticed that the grade level…

A Letter To Me 5 Years Ago

Dear Jennice, You’re 18 years old now and you’re the mother of a 2 month old child. You’ve become a statistic, my dear. You wanted to grow up so fast to prove to your mother that you were not stupid. You let a man seduce you with his kind words and attentive ear. And now…

Higher Learning

Now that I’m going to be spending time at home, I need to focus on getting Amani’s literacy, math, and reading skills up to par with a child going into the 1st grade. Amani is super smart and it doesn”t surprise me because she comes from a family of superior learners(hope that didn’t come out…

Hair Challenge: 1 month later

I started my hair challenge with an hot oil treatment using castor oil. I wrapped my hair in a conditioning cap and wrapped the cap in a hot towel. After half an hour I washed it out and shampooed using a sulfate free shampoo. Sulfate can be hard on hair so I don’t use shampoos…

Say Yes!!!

 I was watching the commercial for a new episode of one of Amani”s favorite shows, Victorious, and the students had to face a challenge proposed by one of their teachers.He asked them to go an entire day saying yes to everything. The commercial ended with the students saying yes to ridiculous things ( popping someone’s…