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    24 2014 November

    30 Days of Gratitude Challenge: Week 4

    It is amazing that it is already the final week of the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge! The great thing is these daily challenges can be repeated day to day, week to week, month to...

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    24 2014 November

    Motivational Monday: Gratitude and Attitude

    We are just days away from Thanksgiving and the holiday rush, a time where intentional gratitude increases (at least for most people). It’s a time to really focus on the things that matter (which is...

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    20 2014 November

    {Giveaway} African Pride Home for the Holidays Contest

    Disclosure: This post and giveaway is a part of a compensated campaign for Africa Pride’s Home for the Holidays Contest. As with all reviews and campaigns in which I have been compensated, all views expressed...

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    19 2014 November

    4 Ways Uncovering Your Purpose Benefits Your Marriage

    Not long ago I was living the definition of insanity. You know, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? In my instance the insanity was staying in my corporate job...

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    18 2014 November

    30 Days of Gratitude Challenge: Week 3

    Week 1: Self-Gratitude Week 2: Gratitude for my Spouse/Significant Other Week 3: Gratitude for my children/family Week 4: Gratitude for others Week 3: Daily Gratitude (Children/Family) One thing I didn’t hear a lot of growing up...

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30 Days of Gratitude Challenge: Week 4

November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

It is amazing that it is already the final week of the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge! The great thing is these daily challenges can be repeated day to day, week to week, month to month. So if you’re just joining, don’t worry, you can start from anywhere and go back and catch up. Check...

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Motivational Monday: Gratitude and Attitude

November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

We are just days away from Thanksgiving and the holiday rush, a time where intentional gratitude increases (at least for most people). It’s a time to really focus on the things that matter (which is why I created the 30 Day Gratitude Challenge), and change and change our attitudes in taking even the littlest things...

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Disclosure: This post and giveaway is a part of a compensated campaign for Africa Pride’s Home for the Holidays Contest. As with all reviews and campaigns in which I have been compensated, all views expressed are my own. Wow! I can hardly believe that the holiday season is officially underway! This time next week, we’ll...

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Not long ago I was living the definition of insanity. You know, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? In my instance the insanity was staying in my corporate job even though it was literally making me sick (anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure, and having Braxton Hicks contractions early in...

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30 Days of Gratitude Challenge: Week 3

November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Week 1: Self-Gratitude Week 2: Gratitude for my Spouse/Significant Other Week 3: Gratitude for my children/family Week 4: Gratitude for others Week 3: Daily Gratitude (Children/Family) One thing I didn’t hear a lot of growing up from my parents was “thank you”. While I know now they have always been grateful for me, I didn’t know...

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Last week was kind of an awesome day for me. Here’s why: 1) It was Veterans Day which meant recognizing the men and women who defend our freedom, and as a veteran myself (Air Force thankyouverymuch) I was able to enjoy some nice perks. 2) No. Work. (can I get an AMEN?) 3) I had the...

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Motivational Monday: Happiness Starts with YOU

November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

So often, people confuse happiness with people or things. If they could just get this type of job, person, car they would be happy. If they could just make a certain amount of money, they would be happy. Newsflash: if you’re not happy before you get any of the things you desire, you won’t be...

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Beyond The Lights Encourages You to Choose Life

November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

This past weekend, I attended the Blogalicious conference where we had the opportunity to see a screening of the new movie, Beyond The Lights. I didn’t really have any expectations going in because I hadn’t seen the previews beforehand. I did know that I was tired and the over-sized leather recliners in the theatre were inviting...

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30 Days of Gratitude Challenge: Weeks 1 & 2

November 10, 2014 | 1 Comments

It’s so hard to believe that we are in the last two months of 2014! Before you know it, the hustle and bustle of the holidays will be upon us. It’s the time of year that can be so beautiful and blessed for many, but also sad and lonely for others. We all know the...

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Motivational Monday: Go After What You Want

November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s a new day! And after getting home from my second blogging conference in less than a month, I’m continuing to learn the importance of going after what I want. Regardless of what obstacles seem to be present, or what hills you may have to climb to get there, never be afraid to go after...

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Motivational Monday: Do More. Be More

November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe that we are in the last two months of the year and the holiday season is coming upon us. Most of the time we focus on what we need as opposed to what we already have. Instead of being grateful for all of the things we do have, we complain about...

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Sound the Silence in Domestic Violence

October 31, 2014 | 4 Comments

The following post was written by Cassandra Bethea Shine.  Cassandra Bethea Shine is happily married to her amazing husband, the love of her life, for 1.5 years and she is a mother of one, a 19 year old, smart and handsome son.  She she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University, which...

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Women Entrepreneurs Rock Conference

October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

One thing I absolutely have a passion for is fellow women entrepreneurs. It is so amazing to me to see other women who are rocking it out in their own way, but also not afriad to help others to do the same. So when Melisa Alaba first reached out to me to speak at the WE...

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Motivational Monday: Don’t Give Up!

October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many times in life, things don’t go according to our plans. Sometimes it’s not meant to be. And sometimes, it’s meant to be but not without a fight. There are times when things won’t come to us so easy because if they did, we wouldn’t appreciate them as much. But when we keep pushing, keep...

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8 Types of Girlfriends Every Woman Should Ditch

October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’m one that generally likes to focus on the positive. So often we hear that women are catty and they can’t work together, or some women will say they don’t have female friends for that reason (how is that possible?). That’s why I wrote 8 Types of Girlfriends Every Woman Should Have. I’m blessed with an...

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Disclosure: This is a compensated post to promote tonight’s Twitter party that is being sponsored by DrDrai.com in celebration of his one year anniversary as #AmericasOBGYN. All opinions are my own. Hey moms! I am so excited to partner with #AmericasOBGYN Dr. Drai for what will be another awesome Twitter party to celebrate his one...

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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 | 6 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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