Single moms vacay club

This is the story of what happens when you text your good good girlfriend and say "hey, let's go on family vacay together," and her immediate response is "ok!"

One day I just thought to myself "self, it'd be so cool for you and some of your single mom friends to plan family vacations together so that our kids can have fun with their friends." So our recent trip to Denver was a test on that idea and it proved to be a great idea ( thank you, thank you very much). 

I know my little guy was so excited! All day he kept asking when are we going on vacation. I think the anticipation and excitement wore him out! 

Of course two single mamas traveling with kiddos need lots of God's protection and maybe a good luck charm.  Shae found it in a rest stop bathroom and washed it and everything! 

The boys could not wait to get to the pool when we arrived at the hotel. We must have looked like we had been trying to tame lions rolling into the lobby because the woman at the concierge desk gave us free drink tickets for the rooftop lounge (mommy score)!

Dining in was about all we had left in us.

Of course food must always remain a main attraction when traveling and in life.

And we discovered a way to day drink (disguised as milkshakes for the kids and mudslides for the adults).

Denver has these really neat painted pianos all along the 16th Street mall. They lend themselves to the opportunity for interesting conversations. 

Boys love baseball.

And momies deserve a wind down.

Because mama always said....

They may be friends forever just like their moms are. 

Book Review: God Help the Child

"What you do to children matters. And they might never forget."

I recently read Toni Morrison's contemporary book God Help the Child and the above quote stuck out for me.  Published on April 21, 2015, this is Ms. Morrison's first book to be set in modern times.  What I loved most about the book is that until I logged in to Goodreads to review the book, I had forgotten that it was meant to be set in modern times.  That is a quality and virtue of Ms. Morrison's writing that I enjoy.

Bride, the main character at the center of the story, is a picture of resilience and the complication that comes from longing to be wanted as a child and becoming in adulthood.  The journey of love, longing, and searching for what will last.

God Help the Child was a very quick read and left me wanting more. I wanted to get to know Bride more, I wanted to know Booker, Bride's lover, more, especially at the end of the story.  I would have loved for this book to have taken me longer to read and to get to know the characters on a more intimate level.

For those who love Ms. Morrison's previous works, you may feel like this one doesn't quite match your love.  Still, in Toni Morrison fashion, she gives us a look at the intersection of race and colorism in a realist way.

I would love to hear your thoughts on God Help the Child after you have the chance to pick up the book here.

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