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Right now, casting is underway for Think Like a Man Too—the sequel to Steve Harvey’s hit comedy Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. I wasn’t surprised when I heard the news, since women are always wondering what goes on in the minds of the opposite sex. Therefore, there will always be long lines outside of movie theaters that feature films finding an answer to our endless questions about relationships, love, commitment and intimacy.
When I was younger and played the “What Super Power Would You Wish For” game, I always wanted to be an invisible mind reader. I wanted to eavesdrop on my family’s conversations without being caught and peek into my neighbors’ lives in the privacy of their homes. I wanted to see if how they acted outside actually occurred inside. I didn’t hope to gain anything from it. I was just a bit nosey. As an adult, I still think that being an invisible mind reader would be a pretty awesome power to possess. I would definitely activate it and find out what’s really going on in the minds of men I meet.
Recently, I caught up with the film’s producer, Will Packer, to find out what he really thinks about dating. Fortunately, I didn’t need to be superwoman to get a glimpse inside his head.
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Mommy Brain is…oh wait, what did I log onto my computer to do? Oh yeah, I wanted to write an article about mothers experiencing memory loss known as Mommy Brain.
In general, the signs and symptoms include:
Experiencing sleep deprivation;
Wondering why you walked into a room;
Forgetting where you put your car keys or other items;
Overloading your brain cells with feeding schedules and doctors appointments.
Mommy Brain occurs when women deliver a baby, although there have been reported cases in pregnant women.
A proven treatment of Mommy Brain is writing shopping lists and stocking up on supplies, such as Scott bath tissue and Scott paper towels. When I first became a mother, I could no longer run out in the middle of the night to pick up these items. One night when I babysat my two nephews, my sister had to send a roll of Scott in their suitcase. She’s now a loyal Scott Toilet Paper customer, since her plumber recommended the brand after her pipes backed up.
As a child a climbed to the top of Mount Everest, took a submarine to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, I hopped aboard a train to the wild west and took a time machine back to see Jesus walk the roads of Zion. I travelled through space and time before I got the first stamp on my U.S. passport. I didn’t book a flight on United or Delta. Instead, I went to the information desk at my local library.
My love of books began before I could talk, walk or write. My mother would tell me stories as she rocked me to sleep. She never said no when I asked her to add a title to my little library–even if I asked her to buy an expensive, hardcover, hard to find book. I learned about different countries, cultures and perspectives. That’s a priceless educational experience I hope to share with my daughter as we celebrate Latino Book Month.
I am thrilled to announce the arrival of my newest family member–Mommy Noire! In addition to Kidville’s Voices from the ‘Ville, My Brown Baby and Black and Married With Kids, you can find my musings on motherhood and dating with a permanent plus one on Mommy Noire–where all the cool mammas hang out to dish about birth, balance and beauty.
Check out my debut post 5 Ways Being a Mom is Like Being a College Student.
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Recently, I packed up my old bridesmaid dresses and donated the clothes to charity. I knew I would never wear the gowns again, but for years, I liked to look at them hanging in my closet. The dresses reminded me of good times and good friends. As I placed each one in the bag–including the Vera Wang I had a hard time letting go of–I recalled jumping for joy each time my girlfriends jumped the broom. Most landed on solid foundations, but some fell face first onto shaky ground. I often helped them up and dusted them off. And although most people warn against it, I think singles should give their married friends relationship advice.