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Stephanye Batiste

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Why I Chose To Have My 10lb Baby With No Epidural :: My Natural...

Under the fluorescent lights, I restlessly changed positions in my wrinkled hospital gown, wanting to die. Even for 1 am, it was quiet, insanely quiet. Only the sound of my husband rubbing his hand...

Time for Social Media Spring Cleaning!

I've been on Facebook longer than I’ve done anything else in my life … what a shame. Over the years, my relationship with social media has changed. We’ve made up to break up, been...

I’m Losing the Battle With Laundry in My House

It’s following me….No matter what I do, no matter where I turn, there is always a random basket of clothes that needs to be washed or folded. Just when I think I’ve tackled a...

6 More Black History Facts You Didn’t Know Until Now

The older and wiser I get, the more I seem to uncover about American history, black history. Of course, everyone knows who gave the “I Have a Dream Speech” and the woman who helped...

10 Facts About Black History You Probably Never Knew Until Now

In February, it’s easy to hear the repetition of the dream from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks not giving up her seat, or even what great things George Washington Carver did with...

“I Can’t Wait for My Kids To…” :: The Never Ending Cycle

All three times I have been pregnant, I could not wait to go into labor. The fatigue from carrying around an extra 50 - 70 pounds, random aches & pains, lack of sleep, and...

The Art of Christmas Shopping for Little Kids

One is lonely, two is company, and three is a crowd. Six months after the birth of my 3rd (and last) child, here I am realizing that I must buy toys and Christmas shop,...

Top 10 Healthy-ish Kid’s Meals to Order in Lafayette

After working a long day, commuting across the city, sweeping crumbs, checking homework, changing diapers, and cleaning out a potty, I often find myself staring at my well-thought-out, colorful dinner menu on the refrigerator...