Joi B

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Joi was born and raised in San Antonio. After a brief pit stop at the University of Texas in Austin, Joi moved to Houston in 1994 and began checking boxes off her never ending to do list. During this time and in no particular order, Joi taught a little bit of everything between first and eighth grades, got married and then divorced, completed grad school, birthed a few babies – Ferris {November 1997}, Warren {December 1999} and Laylah {March 2006}, moved an old lady into her home – Granny {January 1925} started working in Human Resources, served an excessive amount of time (on boards, in booster clubs, team momming) as a crazy sports momma, and learned a lot of life lessons. Joi is known for her unabashed honesty, always present sense of humor and her #TeamTooMuch style of doing everything. On most days, you can find her caught up in her love/hate relationship with politics, feeding her Facebook addiction, or counting the number of days until her last child graduates from high school.

Losing a King :: The Death of Chadwick Boseman

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We lost a king last week. I didn't know Chadwick Boseman. I never met him. It isn't likely that I ever would have. And yet I'm grieving. Lips pressed tightly. Eyes full of water. Selfishly....

Taking a Walk Down Mammary Lane :: Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

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Every year, the world sets aside the first week of August as World Breastfeeding Week to recognize breastfeeding and boobs and their contributions to society by way of providing nourishment to new generations of baby...

My Field of Poo Flowers:: Finding Happy in 2020

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Okay, 2020 is officially - a giant pile of poo. Yeah, I said what I said. We've only made it to the halfway point and we have a pandemic, social unrest unseen since the civil...

A Tale of Swabs and Swirls :: My Adventure in COVID-19 Testing

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Chillin' like a villain, minding my own business... just me and Detective Stabler on a Wednesday night... and the job calls. It's 2020, so I already knew what I was about to hear.  Yeah,...

The Teachers Said:: Thoughts from Vacant Classrooms and Harried Hearts

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Voids It seems like it should be. But it's not. The classrooms are empty. The playgrounds are still. There are no car rider lines. No Tuesday folders. Almost like summer vacation. And yet not at...

Teacher Appreciation 2020:: The Quarantine Edition

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If ever there was a year to recognize the work that teachers pour into educating our kids, 2020 is it. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4, 2020 - May 8, 2020, and if you...

Evening Escapades, Big Bulging Boxes and that Sexy Census

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Adults Only  I threw the census envelop in a stack on top of my computer weeks ago. I told myself I would save it for later. I'd been eyeing it for a few days. Trying...

Hey Kid, It’s Okay If You Don’t Want to Go to College

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There is a blueprint for success that many of us have been conditioned to believe is the only legitimate and surefire path to a glorious future and financial stability. Many of us have also...

Kids Corona Confessions:: Laylah

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 I am writing this on March 23, 2020, which marks the 21st day that I have been out of school. And let's just say that things escalated very quickly. COVID-19 canceled school. This has...

Single Mom Seeking :: Online Dating in the Age of the Internet

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Tired of sporting your best pair of hot girl jeans and heels to the local Target, hoping to find Mr. Right on the Charmin aisle? Sick of waiting on Prince Charming to knock on...