Happy Birthday, Justin

33 years ago today, at Chatham Family Birth Center in Siler City, NC, I gave birth to my son, Justin Anthony Carter.  My finest production.  Back then, ultrasounds were only done when there were high risk concerns and, thankfully, I…

Tea for Two

I’m mildly addicted to the turmeric spice tea and rose-infused Greek yogurt with medjool dates, walnuts, and fresh mint served at Samovar Tea Lounge in the Castro. Occasionally, I just have to get a fix. During a recent indulgence, I…

Unintentional Stepmother

Julie Michelle Sparenberg, a well-known and extraordinary photographer and artist got married last year.  Her handsome prince came along with two princesses- Mila and Nadia.  In a recent post on Mutha Magazine, Julie shares her story of how the gift…

What Did You Inherit?

Contributed by Nisha Moodley, founder of Fierce, Fabulous, and Free. I’ve been fascinated by the vast world of personal growth for as long as I can remember.  It started at around age 12 with Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life and…