They ask me what I do and who I do it for…

Heyyyy…Who titles a parental blog with a ratchet hip-hop lyric?? A Millennial Mama of course 😉

Eek! Life has been a complete and utter roller coaster…our Milliennial-ish family has grown from 3 to 4!

You heard that right! Now ask me how I’m staying sane. We are suddenly becoming more normal-ish day to day in our organized yet chaotic semi-functioning abode.

Stay tuned peeps!

Bringing in the New Year…the ‘traditional’ southern way

On our table tonight (my last carnivorous meal!) we will have a traditional southern New Years dinner: BBQ ribs, collard greens, black eyed peas and corn bread…yummy! Even on her way to an overnight shift, my mom made sure to prepare a pot of collard greens and black eyed peas.

Along with some bubbly we will bring in the new year with our pj’s on, prayer on our tongues and full bellies.

New Year’s Eve 2014! Bubbly!


New Year’s Eve 2014! Our pork of choice was fried chops.

So what is the meaning behind this meal?

  • Pork represents health and continued prosperity
  • Greens (collards, mustard, turnip, cabbage) represents the present paper money
  • Black eyed peas (or any other field peas) represents good fortune or coins
  • Cornbread represents gold


All together the meal represents financial prosperity, good luck and good health in the coming new year for everyone who partakes in the meal.

Whether we truly believe it or not, this is how previous generations in my family did it, how I brought in the new year each year with my family and I plan to continue it with mine.


How do you bring in the new year?