Armed for the Battle

Let’s face it, sending your children  into group learning settings – daycare, preschool, elementary school and high school – can expose them to LOTS of communicable germs. It can feel like they’re in the middle of a battle! If you want your children to make it through the upcoming academic year as winners, here are […]

Breastfeeding: Best First Step for Immunity

It seems like yesterday, but 28 years ago I was laying on my sofa as part of my physician-ordered bed rest for a problem pregnancy. Mothers-to-be already have enough questions in their minds about a first pregnancy and birth. So, if you are on bed rest, the mind has even more time to think and […]

Get Your Vitamin K: Callaloo and Okra

I don’t know how much okra Big Momma got from her garden this summer. But I tell you what, if you can get some it will be worth your time. A native of Africa, okra is quite popular in African, Caribbean and African-American cuisine. Also known as lady fingers, okra provides calcium; high in the […]

Legal Cynicism and Race: Do Black Lives Really Matter?

Legal cynicism is a sociocultural or sociopolitical lens through which members of a community observe, perceive, and interpret their engagement with the legal system or, in this case, enforcement agents of the law. Regrettably, it appears that, too frequently, instead of stabilizing the issue, law enforcement adversely escalates the matter. Legal cynicism erodes the legitimacy […]

Getting That Mojo Back

It never ceases to amaze me as I teach health education to the masses, women quickly connect to the value of healthy choices and positive outcomes. When speaking to men, however, they generally dismiss it. BUT when the topic of erectile dysfunction comes up, the light goes on in their eyes. They sit on the edge of their […]

When God Wrecks Your Plans

It was May 1996. I was looking forward to what was going to be a great summer. I had a dream job working for the GA-DHR Office of Nutrition. My husband was going with me to Oregon on one of my summer business trips, and I was going to S.H.O.P.! He was training for the […]

School is Almost Out, Summer is Near

It’s almost time for the little dahlings to come home from school for the summer. I can remember what that felt like when my son was growing up. As long as I was working at home, it was not a problem. I could plan late nights, lazy mornings, trips to the library, fun in the kitchen and […]