Let's Get Physical

Until recently I had been a pretty active person. When I was a kid I played soccer. In high school I ran track. When I was in college, though I gained the “freshman fifteen” (darn those midnight mozzerella sticks!) I regularly went to the fitness center and hardly took the campus bus to class. In…

Learning to Learn

As I sit here on the computer doing various little things I have Sesame Street going on another screen for my daughter, Beverly, to watch.  We’ve listened to Elmo’s “Potty Time” song about 6 times now…every time the next video comes on she says “Potty time again mommy”.  We’re in potty training mode so I…

Guest Post: We Are Family…?

Here’s another post from This and That’s new Contributor, Jasmine Ratliff… Calandra and I are cousins because my grandmother and her mother are sisters. I think technically that makes us second-cousins (she and my mom would be first) but regardless, we know the connection. In the past year, though, I found new family in unfamiliar…

Guest Post: Confessions of a former Afro-girl

Please welcome my first guest-blogger, my Cousin Jasmine…Give her some love! Very early in Calandra’s video blogging, she based an entry on a question her new-mom cousin asked about going on intuition vs. advice. That new-mom cousin was me, Jasmine Ratliff. Recently I asked Calandra if I could occasionally contribute to This and That as…