On Ray Rice Punching His Fiancee, I Take Back My Words

Ray Rice & Fiancee, Janay Palmer

Back in March - can't believe it's been that long already, I blogged about how I felt about Ray Rice punching his girlfriend. At the time, my understanding was that she spat on him and he punched her once. That was the story that was told to us anyway. You can read that post here. I was under the impression that he punched her once, not several times - although once is still one too many. But my argument was that if she was indeed the aggravator, then she cannot control how he reacts. There was Continue Reading

A Day In The Life Of My Bra

For Women Who Do

Because you want to know, and because I am all too happy to tell you: You know I have a special love and appreciation for bras (and panties), and I also just love blogging about it. I have told you before about how I dump my bra when I come home, but now I'm going to share where my bra goes in a day. Why? Because of women who do. Vanity Fair® has launched a campaign called Women Who Do: for women who Dream, Inspire, Encourage, and Persevere. For me, there are so many women who inspire me Continue Reading

What Steve Harvey Said About Men

Steve Harvey

The only time I used to really follow Steve Harvey was when he had that show, The Steve Harvey Show in which he played the character of Steve Hightower and was a teacher and Vice Principal in Booker T. Washington High School and was madly in love with Regina. Don't remember if Regina was a teacher or the Principal, or both. Since then, I've know what he's been up to, but I've not made any conscious effort to find out. His day time talk show is about to start its third season, which is great Continue Reading

How I Find Comfort During My Period

My BFF Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is coming with me by way of hardcover

Igwe asked me, as he often does, "What are you blogging about?" Sometimes I tell him what I'm blogging about, and other times, I tell him that he has to wait and see. This time, I said, "I'm typing a sponsored post for Stayfree® pads about what makes me feel better and feel comfortable during my period." Although I did not ask him, he decided to contribute to what he believed makes me feel better. He said, "Work." I might have blinked ten hundred thousand million times. "What?" And he told me Continue Reading

Show Of Hands If You Want To Pay Less For Your Cell Phone


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint. All opinions are 100% mine. Me, too!! I remember years ago when cell phone bills for just one line used to cost up to $100 per month, and that was without data. These days, cell phone carriers are trying to convince us to join them, and they have been quite convincing, but the craziest offer I have seen is the one from Sprint. Have you seen their ads on television? You know I'm an ad lover, so I've seen their ads Continue Reading

Butter Me Up And Call Me A Biscuit


When I was in Nigeria, there were only two ways I knew how to eat corn: roasted (called grilled in America) or boiled. With boiled corn, the only ingredient I knew to put on it was salt (while cooking). And it tasted good, honestly. But one day in America, I ordered some food at a restaurant, and I was asked what side I wanted it to come with. Corn on a cob was one of the options, so I ordered it. When the corn came with butter and black pepper on it, I was not too happy. But then, I tasted it, Continue Reading

What To Pack For A Blogging Conference

Inside my luggage

It's been over a month since I went for the BlogHer conference, and I'm still recovering. Most of the business cards I acquired are still tucked neatly in their box, yet to be explored. The BlogHer conference was my first blogging conference, so other than posts I read (like this one that you're currently reading), I didn't know much else. I was an unassuming newbie. My level has changed now. So it's your first conference and you're wondering what on earth to pack. I hope this list helps you. In Continue Reading

Why Men Can Never Find Things. Does Anyone Know?


I remember my mom always complaining about my dad not finding things. She would accompany her complaints with a solid tufia kwa, which would be followed by a dramatic rise and drop of her shoulders. I didn't get it then, but now, I do. Igwe and I have been living together since 2011, and I'm finally starting to share my mom's sentiments. Igwe would go into a closet to pick up the biggest, brightest, most strategically placed item, and he would come back and say he did not find it. And I would Continue Reading

I Want The Laser Hair Removal From Ideal Image

The treatment room

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ideal Image. All opinions are 100% mine. Okay, remember in my last post I told you I was going for a consultation at Ideal Image? Well, before I went, I was still skeptical about the treatment. I knew I was interested, but I wasn't 100% there. My story has changed. My appointment was for 11:00 AM, and when I got there, the place looked different from what I expected. The lobby/sitting area had a spa feel to it, which was quite Continue Reading

Women Have Been Bitten By Snakes, But The Emmys Was A Rope

Sofia Vergara

I was one of the 16 million plus viewers who watched the Emmys on Sunday night, and I loved most of it. I love television. I love film. I want to be in both. And I love the award shows that celebrate the actors, their work, and the people that make them possible (writers, directors, producers, camera crew, etc). I watched Sofia Vergara come on stage and I laughed right along with her because I thought she was funny. And when she stood on the rotating pedestal and made sure to highlight her Continue Reading