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    20 2014 October

    #MamasMashup: 1st Anniversary Twitter Chat – We’re BACK!

    It is incredibly hard to believe that we are celebrating our #MamasMashup 1st Anniversary Twitter chat! That’s right: one year ago on October 26th, Sheree (@SmartNSassyMom), Heather (@DearMomDiary) & I (@MomsNCharge) decided that we were going...

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    20 2014 October

    Motivational Monday: Focus on What You CAN Do

    So often we spin our wheels and stress ourselves out about everything that can go wrong in any given situation, or lose hope in accomplishing our goals because we’re so focused on what we don’t have...

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    17 2014 October

    Highlights for Kids: Which Way USA™ Giveaway

    Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Highlights & Which Way USA™.  However, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. When I started homeschooling last year, I really had no...

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    14 2014 October

    Join us for the #Smarter Twitter Party on Wed 10/15/14

    Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Hyundai.  All opinions are my own.  This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of a close family friend (the groom). During the...

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    13 2014 October

    Motivational Monday: Protect Your Inner Circle

    This past weekend I had the pleasure of moderating a panel for the Hot Momma Hot Experience to kickoff the Baby, Bash and Bling Expo created by Monica Byrd. It was such a fun time...

It is incredibly hard to believe that we are celebrating our #MamasMashup 1st Anniversary Twitter chat! That’s right: one year ago on October 26th, Sheree (@SmartNSassyMom), Heather (@DearMomDiary) & I (@MomsNCharge) decided that we were going to bring moms together for regular twitter chats to discuss everyday motherhood stories – excitement, challenges, obstacles, and of course...

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Motivational Monday: Focus on What You CAN Do

October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

So often we spin our wheels and stress ourselves out about everything that can go wrong in any given situation, or lose hope in accomplishing our goals because we’re so focused on what we don’t have (skills or physical needs) in order to get something done. What I’ve learned is that when you focus on what you...

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Highlights for Kids: Which Way USA™ Giveaway

October 17, 2014 | 4 Comments

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Highlights & Which Way USA™.  However, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. When I started homeschooling last year, I really had no clue as to just how much I would be learning right alongside my kids. While it can of course, be...

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Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Hyundai.  All opinions are my own.  This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of a close family friend (the groom). During the reception, the brother of the groom shared five key times in the groom’s life where he didn’t make the smartest...

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Motivational Monday: Protect Your Inner Circle

October 13, 2014 | 1 Comments

This past weekend I had the pleasure of moderating a panel for the Hot Momma Hot Experience to kickoff the Baby, Bash and Bling Expo created by Monica Byrd. It was such a fun time with a great group of women! One thing we talked about on the panel, and that I always teach my...

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Most people spend many months and sometimes years planning their wedding. But not as many put the same effort into planning their marriage. Before they know it, their marriage is in jeopardy and they start looking for ways to either work it out…or not. Have you ever looked for ways to transform your marriage? Whether you’re in...

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When I wrote the article on my thoughts about what was going on in Ferguson and other areas, I’ve been looking into different avenues I can take to make and be the change that I want to see in the world. So I am thrilled that David Banks, author of SOAR, and founder of The...

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Motivational Monday: No is a Complete Sentence

October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Learning to say no, even to those you love, has a lot more to do with how much you love yourself than it does how much you love whomever you’re saying no to. Over the last couple years, I’ve really started tuning into my own needs. I’ve started to truly understand the importance of self-care. And...

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Balance. Balance. Balance. When it comes to being a mother, whether you work outside of the home, work at home or are a stay-at-home mother, the question of balance comes up over and over again. Work-life balance. What exactly is that? This past weekend I had the honor of attending and sitting in on a...

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Motivational Monday: Focus Leads to Success

September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are an infinite amount of blogs, articles, podcasts, and videos about success, and how one can achieve it. Success is relative. What looks like success to me, may not be the same for you and vice versa. But there is one thing that all successful people share, and that is focus. We can’t be successful...

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One week ago today, the Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend came to the Washington, DC. Since I had to be in NYC for a very important meeting during day one, I was thrilled to be able to send the fab T. Espinoza in my place to capture Mama O in all her glory. If you missed part...

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This post was originally written for Black and Married with Kids. The month of September is like one big celebration every year: two out of three babies born this month and the union that brought those babies together is celebrated. It’s always amazing to reflect and see how much we’ve grown over the last year...

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Black-ish Premiers TONIGHT 9:30pm on ABC

September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I don’t watch a whole lot of TV, mainly because as of late, most of it is reality trash. The shows that I can comfortably sit down and watch on primetime with my kids are few and far between. I have to be honest that when I first heard...

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This weekend, thanks to a twist of fate and my sister friend Christine, I had the extreme pleasure of attending Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend here in DC. And if you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t hearad about it yet, here’s a little background on the event: “Harpo Studios, O, The Oprah Magazine, OWN: Oprah...

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Hot Momma Haute Experience Live in DC

September 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

The HotMommaHaute Experience hosted by Monica Byrd is coming to DC! This fabulous event will be moderated by yours truly (beyond excited!), and features fashion, beauty and lifestyle panelists, Malonda Richard-Sia (Love, Mrs.), Aracely Collins (Mama Fashion Files), Marie Jose Ovalle (Very Busy Mama), Erin Martin (Bag Ladies Radio), Jessica McFadden (A Parent in Silver Spring) and Krystin...

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Monday Motivational Quote: It’s Never Too Late

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s never too late to be who or what you want to be. It’s never too late to decide that what you thought was your passion, is no longer serving you. It’s never too late to change the path you’re on. This week’s Monday Motivational quote is all about changing your mindset so you can...

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Tasty Thursday: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

September 18, 2014 | 1 Comments

I really hate that summer is over because I’m not a fan of the cold weather. But the only thing that brings me comfort during the weather changes from summer to fall is pumpkin…pumpkin everything – from muffins to lattes to pies, I love it all. So this pumpkin pie smoothie recipe is music to...

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Oprah’s Life You Want Tour – DC

September 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

Oprah’s Life You Want Tour is coming to DC this weekend and guess who just received a media ticket to cover the event??? Here is what I shared on Facebook the other day (I will probably take this e-mail and frame it): That moment when you keep reading an e-mail over and over again, just...

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Help! My Child is Addicted to TV

September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

It wasn’t until my husband and I started homeschooling that we realized we needed to set some better parameters for our children around watching TV. For example, they didn’t realize that watching Netflix on the iPad was the same thing. So this post by Nicole hit home because it reiterated why we had to set a...

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Monday Motivational Quote: Believe in Yourself

September 15, 2014 | 1 Comments

It’s so easy to start the week off in a haste; to think about all the million and one things that we need to get done before the end of the week. I share a daily inspirational and motivational quote on my Facebook page because it helps me regain focus. It helps to remind me of...

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