The idea that moms should place their dreams and self-care on hold once they have kids is false! I recently came across an Instagram post that said, “Of course her kids come before you! Heck her kids come before her.” Many people would agree with this and there were a lot of likes and virtual hi-fives...

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This post was supposed to go live last Monday. And I find it so timely that the reason it didn’t is because I ended up getting pretty sick all of last week. So I tucked the laptop away and took and break to take care of myself. And I’m so excited to share what’s within...

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I don’t know about you, but I seriously love Tia and Tamera (and if you don’t know who they are, then I don’t know if we can be friends), like for real. They are my sisters in my head, and have been since Sister Sister. I’ve written about them here and here. I think these...

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I had the wonderful pleasure of interviewing Cheryl Casone about her first book that was recently released called “The Comeback”, and discuss how moms can successfully re-enter the workplace. Casone is a reporter and anchor for the Fox Business Network, focusing on jobs, the economy, and women in the workplace. For the many moms out there...

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Kung-Fu Panda life lesson

Life lessons I learned from Kung Fu Panda 3

June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most parents take their kids to the movies to see the newest animated film solely for the fact of letting their child watch their favorite cartoon character on film. I am one of those parents sitting through an hour and a half of animated people and animals making the children laugh as I analyze what the movie...

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The 9 to 5 Blues

Do You Have The Dreaded 9 to 5 Blues?

June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Anyone that is working a 9 to 5 may know all too well about the blues, especially when you know you have been created for more! Let’s go a step further and say that your purpose calls for you to do more than just your average 9 to 5. Do you ever just daydream about when you...

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending a tech and travel luncheon in Washington, DC hosted by Fadra Nally of AllThingsFadra.com, TravelingMom.com and Techlicious.com. First of all, anything that will make our family trips easier and more enjoyable is always a plus. With three kids, whether we’re flying or taking a road trip, it’s...

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Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk – The Facts You Need to Know

June 21, 2016 | 2 Comments

We often talk about cleaning and replacing our mattresses, but when should we do the same for our pillows? It’s recommened that we get anywhere from 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night and for teenagers up to 10 hours. That equals to 2,555 to 3,650 hours of time we spend on a pillow. Your...

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Trust God this summer

Trust God to see you through this summer

June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Happy Belated Father’s Day to all the wonderful men that make up the other half of the women represented here, or simply for playing the vital part in creating our little blessings. Parenting and co-parenting is not an easy feat by any means and I personally give God all the credit when strangers tell me...

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Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution and actually stuck to it all year long? Can you remember any of the resolutions you made this year? We all start the year off with the best intentions to make new choices, maybe to lose weight or stop smoking. We hope that by the time the...

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A couple of nights ago, I had the opportunity to take my older princess to go see a screening for Finding Dory. Since they had a limited number of seats, we initially could only have one extra ticket. So you know it was hard to pick which one of my kids would go. Since my...

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Being busy will make you tired! I am back after a much-needed break. It started out just me needing a break and maybe even some rest, but then I got word that a friend had passed and then it turned into something else. How do you deal with the loss of a loved one or...

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Did you know that one event has the power to change your life? That’s all it takes. One event. I remember going to a conference that literally changed my life. It was early 2012 and I knew there was more. I was just learning how to start loving myself and figure out what I wanted...

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Motivational Monday diligence

What diligence can really do for you

June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last week I got the news that I had been selected as one of the Role Models for the 2016 Black Canadian Women Awards and I was literally taken aback and even confused as to the nomination, much more so the selection. But a talk with my step-dad kind of put it in perspective when he...

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A couple of nights ago, I had the opportunity to attend a VIP event at Six Flags in which we got to check out the brand new Superman Virtual Reality Coaster at Six Flags. Let me say that I’m a fan of roller coasters, so when I got the invite I was all the way...

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Work-Life Balance

Is Balance in Business and Life Achievable?

June 10, 2016 | 2 Comments

It’s a stark reality how many CEOs of any size company are divorced or don’t have significant relationships in their life. This is because they get so consumed in the business and their role as a CEO that their other relationships suffer. So how do you balance running your business, being engaged with your family, and have other...

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Pain Becomes Your Purpose

When Pain Becomes Your Purpose

June 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

As I was shopping the other day, I heard someone shouting my name from down the aisle. I looked around and there was a lady smiling at me as she called my name. She had a big smile on her face as she clearly knew who I was, but I had no clue who she...

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I find it so ironic that when you have a baby they don’t come with instructions however, it feels like they are pre-downloaded with the ability to properly operate technology before they can pretty much read, write, and use the bathroom independently. Consequently, as a parent I find technology both a blessing and curse. Here...

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Running a household is a major undertaking. Couple that feat with demands of running a business or working your career and you can easily go stir crazy. With a husband and three girls, all under the age 10, and 3 companies, I know what it is like to helplessly feel like your world is spinning...

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As you know, last month I attended the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I wrote my first recap all about it here. But there’s so much to talk about and share that I have to break it down into “smaller” chunks. So here is part two of my recap. I’m sharing my top four reasons...

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With the passing of Mohammed Ali on Friday my Instagram feed was flooded with the many quotes that he was known for. I didn’t realize he was such a wise man. Reading his quotes is certainly medicine for the soul when we feel like giving up, or it’s too hard, or any other reason we...

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Father’s Day is supposed to be spent honoring all the men in our lives that have had a big impact on our lives. That includes biological fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers or any man who has stepped into that father figure role. Unfortunately, each year I see women posting on social media that they celebrate mothers and...

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What do you remember most about growing up? Besides summer vacation with family and playing with friends, you remember drawing or making something homemade for your parents. From drawing pictures of your family to making homemade Mother’s Day cards, the fact is, arts is a big contribution to our growing up. Art is actually the...

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending my first IAB Small Publisher Fly-in conference held in Washington, DC. It’s a free two-day event, sponsored by Google and AOL that allows for great educational sessions, networking opportunities and a fun (yes fun) chance to explore Capitol Hill and meet with our local Congresspersons. Not only...

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Lessons from Au-Some child

10 LESSONS learned from my Au-Some child

June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The lessons we learn from our Au-Some children (children on the Autism spectrum) are amazing and can be applied in our daily lives. Yes, being a mom to a child with any special needs catapults you to become a Super Duper mom, with the added job roles of Chief Executive Officer, medical specialist, researcher, accountant,...

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Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade allowed us to savor the flavors of adultery, lies, broken hardheartedness, feminism and maybe a touch of craziness. Nonetheless, the taste is lingering on our palettes and making an impression on our minds. No matter what Beyoncé puts out, almost everyone has something to say about it. Even her critics get...

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It’s Memorial Day and I hope everyone is taking the time out to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends. Often times we are so caught up with the hustle, and #TeamNoSleep are hashtags somehow associated with being a go-getter. Same thing with the #NoDaysOff tag. I’m here to let you know that...

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Natural Remedies For Stress And Pain

Natural Remedies For Stress And Pain

May 27, 2016 | 4 Comments

Being a mom can be stressful. We juggle several tasks daily and if we don’t take time out for ourselves we will eventually become a stressed messed. I love reading the inspirational quote “You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup“. I’m certainly guilty of this. My stress was causing widespread inflammatory pain and anxiety. I...

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When I saw Shea Moisture’s new #BREAKTHEWALLS commercial I was so incredibly moved. I can’t even explain the inspiration I felt. I watched it a few times because I was almost in disbelief that Shea Moisture would tackle an all too familiar experience in such a bold way! The experience described has been so internalized...

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