Monthly Archives: May 2012

Musical Look Back – Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

(This is a new series of post where I share the music that I grew up listening to.)

(This is a new series of post where I share the music that I grew up listening to.)

Every generation thinks the music of their youth is better than the what’s being played today.  In my case, it is actually true.  Let me present, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam.

The year was 1985 and I was a high school junior in total like/lust with a neighborhood boy.  He was older (I always did like a more mature man) and I was contemplating the question every young girl must decide.  When and who should I lose my virginity too?  This boy was in the running but I wasn’t sure.  That’s when Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam came on the music scene.  Their song “I Wonder If I Take You Home” was my personal anthem.  I played this track off there self titled album over and over.    I ultimately decided that he wasn’t worth it  (Good call on my part!) but I still love this group to this day.

Check out some of my favorites from this group?

“I Wonder If I Take You Home”

“All Cried Out”

“Head to Toe”

Enjoy!

Happy Memorial Day

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
Joseph Campbell

To all the heroes who have served and continue to serve in our military, thank you.

Today is My Birthday!

I’m out celebrating!!!  Blessed to see another year.  Be back soon.

Musical Look Back – R & B Groups

(This is a new series of post where I share the music that I grew up listening to.)

(This is a new series of post where I share the music that I grew up listening to.)

Every generation thinks the music of their youth is better than the what’s being played today.  In my case, it is actually true.  Let me present, R & B Groups.

I recently attended the New Edition concert in my hometown.  The guys came out dressed fresh to impress and took  us back on a musical journey to our youth.  The concert was awesome and I stood the entire time singing along to the oldies.

After the show I couldn’t help but wonder, what happened to music groups?  There just doesn’t seem to be any new groups out there nowadays.  So, here are a few of my favorites from back in the day.

1.  New Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Tony, Toni, Tone’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Cameo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Debarge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Atlantic Starr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.  Kool & the Gang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.   The Jets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.  Shalamar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.  Midnight Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.  Soul II Soul

 

 

Are You Mom Enough? – A Parenting Moment

 By now everyone has seen the cover of  Time’s Magazine May 21st edition showing a woman breastfeeding her soon to be 4-year-old son.  (If  you missed it, click here.)  If the picture doesn’t get your attention, the headline, “Are You Mom Enough?” will certainly get the conversation started.

Here are my two cents.  I breastfed both of my daughters until they were six months old.  I understand the benefits of breastfeeding and enjoyed that time bonding with my babies.  I encourage other mothers to do the same.

In my opinion, continuing to breastfeed a child past a year is taking a good thing too far.  If breastfeeding is a means to supply nutrients or food to your child, what is the benefit of continuing to do so when that child is eating solid food?

My rule of thumb is as follows:  If a child can drink from a cup, eat solid food and has a mouth full of teeth, they don’t need to be sucking on anything.  That includes a breast.

What are your thoughts?  Moms, did you breastfeed?  Did the Times Magazine cover go too far?

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