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Interracial Relationships | Cooking MATTERS

Push play to listen to the audio-blog I've always been a 💣💥BOMB💥💣 cook.  By my own record and my family's, I am probably one of the best cooks in my family. (Although my younger brother, Justin - The Professional Sous Chef - would beg to differ...) Nonetheless, I never thought I would EVER have a complaint about my cooking. And then I started dating black men... 👋 Hey Fam-lei 👋 Lady XO here! And THIS topic in relationships is almost NEVER spoken about in any blog I've read or podcast I have listened to. I want to FIRST say, NO...   This is NOT going to be a post about my recipes... (although if you'd like any, I'm all for exchanging some 👉 THIS is a post about compatibility and why cooking does matter when you're thinking of being in an interracial relationship. I explain... Cooking can be just as intimate of an expression of love as a hug can be at times. It's that warm feeling you get when som

Unapologetically A QUEEN | Setting Boundaries in Your Kingdom

Push play to listen to audio-blog Ever had someone "cross a line" with you, Queen? We all have that one friend that just doesn't seem to know boundaries... Whether it be for lack of life experience or lack of consideration; at some point in your friendship you may feel a need to have a necessary discussion with them about your "boundaries". This can be difficult at times... Depending on the person. So how does a lady get a point across without losing classy-points? 👋 Hey fam-lei 👋 Lady XO here! When it comes to setting boundaries, I like to use the analogy of building a "moat" around your kingdom. Same as we did in the days of Renaissance. For those of you who have never seen "A Knight's Tale" or read any King Arthur story; you might not be old enough to know what a MOAT even is... So let me break it down for you... A MOAT is an added layer of protection that surrounds an entire castle and is dug out of the earth and purpose

"I Know Why The Brotha' Did It" | A Nappy Life Poem

🎬Press Play🎬 📖To read aloud🗣️ You've been hovering around my house, I, minding my business on the couch, Like an annoying fly, just wanna hit it... I KNOW WHY THE BROTHA' DID IT... You see, recently on the TV Like an episode from BET On a white man's award show, Will WISHED he'd hid it... But I know why the brotha did it... Because just like Mr. Rock that day, With his stupid laugh and spray-on toupee, Mister you got ONE MORE TIME, To push my limits.. Yo, I KNOW why the brotha did it... You see, my wife used to have a friend... Who fancied himself a comedian, Speaking on my wife's name, Under belts he did hit... Shit...  I KNOW why the brotha did it!!! And for years I've been the bigger man, Just held my tongue and my wife's hand, Until you took this shit to Twitter , And I FELT WHY my brotha' did it... They say actions speak louder than words, What about the ACTION of speaking words absurd? When over the years can you speak " bitch sh

My Mom Is My Hero | Our Interracial Love Pioneeress

I watched an episode of "Red Table Talk" where my favorite iCarly star, Jennette McCurdy revealed her struggles stemming from an abusive relationship with her mother... Seen here... And it got me to thinking about my OWN relationships with my daughters and my own mom... No fam-lei... My mother was NOT abusive whatsoever... Quite the opposite. But like many of my readers, I, Happy Wife, have suffered abuse at the hands of a parent before.  (A step-father) Had it not been for my mother, I would not have graduated from that "School of Hard Knocks" with such flying colors... She is my HERO in life and I want to pay her homage in this blog posting today. So here's to you MOM... Because it doesn't have to be MOTHER'S DAY to get your flowers... To my kids, she is "Mama T"... But to my husband and I, this is MAMA... Since this is a blog about interracial marriages and relationships, I wanted to first point out t