Laufty Life: High Ambitions

Wildly romantic weekend getaway to La Crosse, WI

James and I have been taking weekend getaways throughout the course of our courtship. When we moved to Atlanta we had to make sacrifices. Unable to afford traveling home to...

Outskirts of Normal: Insight on black hair maintenance from a white adoptive mother’s point of view.

Book Review : On the Outskirts of Normal In the book On the Outskirts of Normal, Debra Monroe bares her soul as a single mother to a black adoptive daughter....

The Mall of America, a Midwest spring break destination!

Can’t jet away for Spring Break this year?  Don’t Trip! Mall of America is a quick and fun Midwest weekend destination. There is a guarantee of shopping all your favorite brands,...

Cosmic Connection: a date night of aligning our souls and merging our life paths

I’ve got a set of friends that have recently gotten into understanding energy and how we can direct our energies to bring positivity into our lives.  These are ladies I admire...

Evolution of Blow Outs: The first experience of straigtening ​our natural c​urly hair.

The Hot Comb Part, section, sizzle.  Mama stood behind me as I sat in a wooden kitchen chair with globs of grease protecting the skin around my hairline “hold your ear,...

The Importance of Identity for Black Women and Biracial Kids.

 Why is identity such an important topic amongst women, girls and minorities?  Will there ever be a time when our heritage, race and social economic status won’t affect our experiences?  My focus...

Breaking Point: Mommy’s time-out, A solo trip to Miami

“Good people are like candles they burn themselves up to give others light.”   Last fall I hit a breaking point with my husband.  Our marriage is no different than...