Author Archives: LaToya Baldwin Clark
This morning I work up and decided I wanted to be a writer. Not a sociologist or a lawyer or an academic. Just a writer. I went downstairs, had my two cups of coffee, took my kids to school, and proceeded to clean my kitchen cabinets while my toddler took all the pots and pans […]
There is no reason why I should ever do any housework. Once your children hit 8 and 6, and your husband is able-bodied, they become the housekeepers. So when I do ANYTHING, I expect my children to appreciate my efforts. In case they do not, I leave them a note.
There is nothing like being in the presence of those who knew you before. Before the husband, before the children, before the move. Before the JD, before the phd, before the dissertation. Before kindergarten, or first grade, or second grade, or third babies. Before losing baby teeth. Before you even remember you. When you are […]
2014 will close a chapter in my life and open another. By the end of 2014, and at the age of 33, I will have been married for 9 years, have 3 children, have a JD/PhD from Stanford University. I know people think I’m nuts, but really it’s just that I don’t believe in limits. […]
This day, I wonder how Mary felt as she waited in anxious expectation of her baby. I may never fully get it, but I pray that He is born in me as he was in Mary all those years ago. Merry Christmas everyone!
So sorry I’ve been gone so long. I was ready to get back into my work…and then the unbelievable happened. I sprained my ankle. I’d like to be able to say that I sprained it running, or doing something incredibly altruistic. But that would be a lie. I sprained it reaching for a cookie. “A […]
Prayer works. I talked to God, I meditated in stillness, I listened for His still, small whisper. And He moved through me, and through the advice of others. During my ten days, I cancelled all kid’s evening activities going forward, and consolidated all our credit card debt with our credit union. Saving money + saving […]
The kids will be all right. The kids will be alright. The kids will be all right. I’m trying to convince myself of this sentence. This short sentence of five or six words, depending on how you spell “alright” (are they two different words/phrases ‘alright’ vs. ‘all right’?) It is these five or six words […]
When I am in a depression, my comfort comes once the sun goes down. The day seems unbearable and so I spend it simply waiting for the darkness. That’s what I did today. I had options to leave my house in the afternoon, but chose not to. Tried to paint, but lost the inspiration once […]