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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Maybe I Am My Hair!

by Nikki Woods on Friday, February 27, 2009

India.Arie – I Am Not My Hair feat. Akon

My grandma always said, “If you want to know a black woman, you touch her hair.” She said that is where we carry everything—all our hopes, our dreams, our pain.

When India Arie’s hit song “I Am Not My Hair” first came on the radio – I felt an immediate disconnect. Obviously she hadn’t talked to Mama Mae! Didn’t Miss Arie know that our hair defined who we are as [...]

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Work It Out!

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Anyone who is a mom with two kids like I am is probably an expert at division. Everything from orange juice to gummy bears to the time spent on a good night hug has to be equal. When it isn’t one of my lil soldiers will call me on it and then I’ve got to make it right. And so as mom I’m proficient at cutting almost anything right down the middle if necessary. As my [...]

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What Color Is Your Love?

by Nikki Woods on Monday, February 16, 2009

What color is your love: red hot, moody blue, envy green? Or a color that has no name yet? The color of your love, like the leaves on a tree depends on the season.

One thing for sure is that there’s no wrong color as long as it looks good on you.

This comes up because Valentines weekend was rough for a lot of us especially if we were comparing our love to our friends, church members, co-workers etc.

I [...]

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A Love Of Your Own

by Nikki Woods on Saturday, February 14, 2009

Is it Valentine’s Day already? It seems like we were just celebrating the birth of 2009 and then the birth of a new and improved nation with the Inauguration of President Barack Obama.

But here we are on February 14th and if you’re a mom or dad with young children (like me) you probably spent some time this week wading through the aisles of Target or Walmart picking out just the right Valentine’s Day cards and [...]

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