Journey To Baby: Baby Boy Or Baby Girl?


We don't know the sex of the baby. Sounds crazy, right? Well, this is how it happened. Before we were ever expecting a baby, the assumed plan was always to find out. But when I got pregnant, I suddenly got the bright idea that we should not find out and be totally surprised. Igwe wanted nothing to do with it. He decided that he would find out and not tell me, but I refused because Igwe sucks at keeping secrets from me. I mean like he really, really sucks at it. So I did what all good wives do: I Continue Reading

Let Me Tell You About My Black American Neighbor, The Witch


I'm specific in telling you that this is about my Black American neighbor because I have a White American neighbor that I might write about later, if the story gets interesting enough. For now, let me tell you about my Black American neighbor. She appears to be in her early to late forties, and I don't know her name, but I have nicknamed her The Witch. That should give you an idea where this story is going. I can't believe I'm saying this, but she makes me miss Tatiana. Ugh. So, about The Continue Reading

Igwe And I Are Having A Baby

Journey to baby for Verastic

No jokes. And it's not April's Fool's Day. But if you don't believe me, you're not alone. Everyone's first reaction is, Really? Seriously? Are you serious? You're joking. No way! I know what you want. You want me to give you details. You want pictures. You want stories. You expressed so clearly and loudly in the survey that you want personal stories. And I promised in my response that you will have just that. And you will not complain oh! I remember a Sweet Potato saying that judging Continue Reading



Remember the show I told you about a while ago - GRANDFATHERED? Well, it's here! To be precise, GRANDFATHERED airs every Tuesday at 8/7c on FOX starting tonight! Mark your calendar. I attended the show at #BlogHer15 where we got to watch the full first episode, and I loved it. I even got to take a picture with Josh Peck. GRANDFATHERED (Creator/Writer, Daniel Chun; Director/Executive Producer, Chris Koch; Executive Producer, Dan Fogelman) is a sophisticated show about Jimmy Continue Reading

3 Simple Hair Hacks For Any Kind Of Hair


My dream hair is the one that I never, ever, EVER have to touch and yet it stays fabulous 100% of the time. I'd also like to imagine a new hairstyle and have it magically appear on my head. Alas, that is not possible. Yet. So, for now, I have devised a plan. Well, three plans hacks. These hacks have been a tremendous help to me and my peace of mind: 1. Just let your hair be: It's really tempting to dye it today, flatten it tomorrow, trim it next tomorrow, and braid it on the fourth day. Continue Reading

What Are Your Actual Thoughts On Abortion?


I woke up on Sunday morning and read an article on Huffington Post (that I now cannot find) about late term abortion. Recently, abortions - especially late term abortions - have been popular in the news. If you had asked me eons ago how I felt about abortion, I would have been very quick to give you an answer. I would have said, it's a sin ... don't do it ... it's murder ... I would never do it. And if you had asked me how I felt about late term abortion, I would have said very, very quickly Continue Reading

Thank You For Telling Me About Me

Thank You

My dear Sweet Potatoes!!! Or Sweet Pereroes in my oyibo accent. Thank you so very, very much for responding to my survey! I was pleasantly surprised at the number of people who actually took the time to do the survey. You guys totally love me! *insert wide grin* Thank you so much. I cannot put a price on the value of the information and insight that the survey gave me. I was surprised by some of the answers (in a good way), but I am so, so grateful for your honesty. Thank you. Now, let me Continue Reading

How To Manage Your Weight Deliciously

Fiber One Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I know, I know, weight management and delicious don't usually appear in the same sentence, but trust me, they can. Sometimes, the words 'weight management' send shivers down our spine because what is that all about anyway? I don't know about you, but for me, I just want to eat and enjoy the food without having a mental fight about how many calories the food is and how long it will take me to walk it off. A while ago, I told you about the strawberry cheesecake bars from FiberOne, but I did Continue Reading

Hunger Is Us. All Of Us.


I have never seen anyone coming to America and thinking that there is something as ludicrous as hunger in America. America, the land of milk and honey? No way. Everyone is happy and well fed here. And that's exactly what I thought too. I thought that everything was great here. I'll never forget that day I saw my former high school mate begging on the street. It's an image and an experience that I am yet to forget. He was all American. Not a naturalized citizen, but a born one, from two Continue Reading

I Need Your Help Desperately For My Niche


My people, I need your help. Urgently and desperately. As you know, I have registered Verastic as a business, but that's only the beginning as there is so much more to do. For starters, I need to define, establish, and understand my niche and my Sweet Potatoes. I'm working on a lot of things, and I'll be telling you about them as time goes on. I'm a little frustrated right now that I don't have the time I need to do everything I need to do. But I'm trying. I apologize for the times that it takes Continue Reading