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A Wish For Our Daughters On International Women’s Day

A Wish For Our Daughters On International Women’s Day

“Now you understand, Just why my head’s not bowed…When you see me passing, It ought to make you proud. ’Cause I’m a woman, Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.” ― Maya Angelou When I look at my daughter, I see a girl who’s been setting her own stage since conception. Myles and I had always planned…

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By Ravelle, March 8, 2017
Why Our Family Joined The Women’s March

Why Our Family Joined The Women’s March

On Friday, Donald Trump officially took office in the White House. It was a surreal moment, because despite all the advances we’ve made, the fact that a man like Trump can be president in 2017 is a huge leap backwards. After he won the election, I had hopes that despite running on a ticket that…

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By Ravelle, January 22, 2017
Importance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Words in 2017

Importance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Words in 2017

I will never, ever forget what my mom told me at a very young age about being black in this world. “Honey, you have to be smarter, stronger and work harder than your white friends. I know it’s not fair, but that’s just how it is.” She didn’t say these words to be negative or…

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By Myles, January 16, 2017
2017 New Year’s Resolutions, Err Goals

2017 New Year’s Resolutions, Err Goals

2016 has been a year of taking chances. We took a chance when we decided Phoenix would be a better quality of life and more family- (and budget) friendly place to raise kids, so packed up our belongings and made the cross-country move from the CT/NYC area. Now, just on the brink of a new…

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By Ravelle, December 30, 2016
A Peter Pan-Themed Long Island Halloween

A Peter Pan-Themed Long Island Halloween

We celebrated this Halloween as a family of four, in Long Island and with my parents. It was a complete 180 from last year’s Halloween, which was in Phoenix, and our first as parents. Life is funny that way. Rhyan was initiated into the tradition of a family costume with fairy wings and a green…

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By Ravelle, November 1, 2016
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