That Time My Mommy Became An Importer Exporter

Mercedes Benz

I really just wanted an opportunity to say 'importer exporter' the way my Igbo business men introduce themselves. My mom was not an importer, but she was definitely on her way to becoming an exporter. You must be thinking, that's great! Well, get to the end of this post first. My mom has this thing where she comes up with a new business idea. The problem is that my mommy isn't a great business woman, as she has proven many times. Great medical doctor, yes. Business? No. She has stared many Continue Reading

This Feminist Blogger Baked Bread With Yeast From Her Vagina


It keeps getting crazier and crazier, I tell you. Yesterday, I read this article on Mashable about a queer, feminist blogger who baked bread with the yeast of her vagina. She got the yeast from her vagina by inserting a dildo inside it and scraping the yeast off the dildo. Disgusted yet? So in case you have been wondering what else you could do with your vaginal yeast, here you go. I'm not even going to link to her blog, but you can read the Mashable article here, if you want. When I Continue Reading

Ada Verastic Is One Month Old + My Life Now

Look at my baby!

Ada Verastic is a month old already. Can you believe it? Neither can I! She turned one month on Friday and a couple days before, we went to see her doctor for her one month check up. I thought she would go there and display for the doctor by crying like we're pinching her - the way she usually does at home - but nope, she was a total angel. The doctor was so impressed by how quiet she was. I told her not to be impressed oh because Ada Verastic was merely putting on an award winning performance. Continue Reading

Journey To Baby: All About My Birth Control


So, two days ago, I told you about why Igwe and I decided to have a baby and I said I'd be willing to share my birth control experience if anyone wants to hear it. Honestly, I was not expecting much, but I'm pleasantly surprised at how many people want to know - especially those who contacted me privately. So here I go. Before you read any further, let us first establish that what I'm writing here is just my experience and should not be taken as medical advice. Consult your doctor before you Continue Reading

Journey To Baby: Why We Decided To Have A Baby

Black baby

Igwe and I got married in December 2011, and before we got married, we discussed children and us not being ready to have them yet. We got married in December and I started using birth control in January 2012. If you want to know about what birth control I used and my experience with it, I would be more than happy to blog about it. Just let me know. I'm an open book - sometimes. Anyway, our reason for not yet wanting children was not because we wanted to "see the world" but because we were Continue Reading

Let Me Tell You About My Grandma


Since giving birth to Ada Verastic, grandma has been staying with me. After she came, she was gone for about a week because she had a cold. Grandma can come and go as she pleases because she only lives about 10 minutes away from me. Anyway, she's my only living grandparent, and really, the only one I met because her husband, my grandpa died before my mom even got married, and my paternal grandpa died before I was born (I think). My dad's mom, however, was still alive when I was born, but she Continue Reading

All Babies Should Look Like Their Mommy

Ada Verastic

This was supposed to be a Journey To Baby post. I was going to write and tell you about the two major arguments Igwe and I were having about the baby: whether we were having a boy or a girl and who the baby would look like. I already blogged about us not know whether it was a boy or a girl [read here], but also, Igwe wanted a girl who would look like him while I wanted a boy who would look like me. Well, I really wanted confusingly identical twin boys who would look like me, but since I knew Continue Reading

That Time My Gut Saved Me From Dating A Liar


I believe that everyone has intuition and gut feeling, and that women especially have more. Whether or not we use it, that's a different issue. Anyway, this story happened in 2008, I believe. It was here in Baltimore, in the month of October. It happened when Funmie and I went for a 9ice concert, and I met this Yoruba guy. I eventually nicknamed him Spongebob because I thought he laughed like Spongebob. If you don't know what Spongebob laughs like, then watch this 16 second video Continue Reading

Meet My Baby, Ada Verastic

Ada Verastic

Here she is in all her glory. I had big ideas of the kind of [first] pictures I wanted to take of my baby, and I did not even care how much it cost. I made the appointment to go take the pictures on Wednesday, October 28th 2015, which was a day after her naming ceremony.  But when that morning came, I felt like I had been hit by a truck. I didn't want to wake up just yet, and I definitely didn't want to wake my baby up and give her a bath. Well, grandma would have given her a bath. But it still Continue Reading

Journey To Baby: My Second Baby Shower [Picture Heavy Post!]


This was my biggest baby shower, and the one I was expecting. It was a semi surprise shower. It was planned by the planning committee - Funmie, Uju, Solachi, Ibukun, and Deola. These girls were planning such a fabulous and grand baby shower that if a voice of reason had not stepped in, they would have planned me a destination wedding plus honeymoon sef and called it a shower. You should have seen the menu of food Funmie wanted at the baby shower. Ha! So my Aunt, Oma stepped in and took Continue Reading