Father’s Day 2019 is upon us. I originally wrote this about my entire family. I wanted to re-release it for Father’s Day because it tells so much of the story of me and my dad. In case you did not know, the Herstun Writer has officially moved (back) to Atlanta. It is mind blowing how … Continue reading Meet the Curator – Father’s Day Edition: On Privilege and Family Ties
Who am I? Hello, I’m Sunshine and I am many, many things. I’m a 29-year-old mother of three, divorcee, Christian, Army Veteran, Stay-at-Home Mom… oh, and a registered Republican. Intrigued yet? Like many of my peers, I was raised by a single mother in sunny Orlando, Florida. Sure, Florida is definitely South if you’re looking … Continue reading Sunshine the Conservative Mom
Explicit Langauge Warning. This post is excellently written but does contain several expletives. If they make you queasy then beware. Herstun. "Do you really co sleep?" -- Yes, it's just as fulfilling as exhausting. "You're not gonna make him eat?" -- You see my face right? No, he's clearly not hungry. "He's only 1 with … Continue reading SHAME ON IT ALL. Explicit Language Warning. True Reflections on Mom Shaming.
Well hello there. I am A. Paige and a few titles I have the pleasure to hold: Wife to my best friend Sister Mommy to 2 gremlin-angels Daughter Sister to 2 gremlin-angels Bestie to my BOSS girl tribe And all around hot mess. Lol. But don't judge me though. I heard Herstun was out here … Continue reading Meet A. Paige — Opening the Book on Active Duty Spouse Life
People ask me all the time why I am willing to drive my children across town to a school, that's not in the "best neighborhood." The black guy has his armed crossed for a reason. Ijs. My response is both simple and complex. For one, the schools they are zoned to attended are not the … Continue reading The FEAR by Queen feat. Marcus the Visual
I was sitting on the couch doing my normal Instagram surfing -- Liking and posting fashion to my stories -- When out of the corner of my eye, I notice my 17 year-old sister-in-love pacing. I knew she was about to ask for something -- Layla. What do you want, man?🙄 Mai, can you you … Continue reading Mai Stiles Takes on Prom — Pt 1. The Dress
Last night, I watched Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta -- Yes, reality TV, remember this is a guilt-free zone. -- I cringed while watching Spice -- the self-proclaimed Dance Hall queen -- speak about wanting to bleach her skin so that she can be a successful music artist in the United States. Spice's bleached-light skin and … Continue reading Pretty. BROWN. Girl. by Queen feat. Marcus the Visual
The qestion I really ask myself - Can I truly have it all?
So there's this notion in motherhood that, your children are supposed to be better dressed than you as a mother. And that it's ok if you walk around looking like a rag doll, as long as your children are well kept. You have minimal standards. You wear sweats, mini-you wears jeans. The world smiles on your mothering skills and 'sacrifice'.
I know mom jeans are making a comeback, but not with me. I'm not ready to pull out my Levi's 550 just yet. Instead, I find myself in a strange space when it comes to fashion, especially as mom. Let me take you back. So my love for fashion really didn't start until about middle … Continue reading Mom Jeans? But Why.