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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Today is the day! Queen of Katwe opens in theaters nationwide. If you’ve missed any of my previous posts/interviews (with Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga, Martin Kabanza, Director Mira Nair), be sure to click here to catch up. All of these interviews have been amazing and super fun. I have been sharing intimate interviews and stories...

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Today I’m sharing another interview that was conducted last week during our Queen of Katwe event. Not sure what I’m talking about? How is that possible? No worries, I’ve got you covered. Basically, I’m taking you all the way behind-the-scenes of Queen of Katwe and the stars that made this film come to life. If...

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It was around this time last week Tuesday, 25 of us bloggers sat around a conference room excited to meet and interview Oscar™ Winner, Lupita Nyong’o (Harriet Mutesi), and newcomers Madina Nalwanga (Phiona Mutesi) and Martin Kabanza (Brian Mugabi), who play her children in the film Queen of Katwe (click here to see my full...

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you know that the Queen of Katwe movie is opening in theaters nationwide THIS Friday September 30th! And if you’ve been following this blog or on social media, then you know that I’ve had the opportunity to see this film three times. Yes, three (thank you Disney)! And I...

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Until God opens the next door

Waiting for the Next Door in Your Life to Open

September 26, 2016 | 3 Comments

There’s a quote I’m sure you’ve heard that says “Until God opens the next door, praise Him in the Hallway.” This is quote that I often hear but don’t practise as often. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to remind myself and hopefully encourage you along the way. GOOD OL’ DAYS When a door closes...

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Season six of “Once Upon a Time” returns to ABC for its sixth season, today September 25th (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. And guess who will be returning? Its classic villain—the Evil Queen. Last week, during the Queen of Katwe/ABC TV events, we got to get a sneak peek into some of our...

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So by now you know that I just got back from LA where I attended the Queen of Katwe red carpet premiere. This film is out today in select theaters and nationwide on September 30th. I shared a couple of quick scopes while walking the red carpet and you can find them here and here. The...

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Don't start over

Don’t Want to Start Over? You Should Do This

September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

This Monday Motivation comes to you a bit late because…well, life. And the way my life is kind of set up, if I don’t do something during the time it’s typically allocated, the chances of it happening start to diminish. Slightly off topic, but I was watching someone on YouTube the other day who said...

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How To Choose the Right School for Your Child

How To Choose the Right School for Your Child

September 16, 2016 | 23 Comments

When Harold and I were first married, we lived in a very small rural town in north central Indiana. There was no decision making to choose the right school for your child – you went to the school in your area. We vowed that we would be very intentional about how our children were educated....

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There are lots of things that Disney does really well. And when it comes to movies, they pretty much just get it! So imagine my excitement when I saw this tweet across my Twitter timeline last night… Thrilled to confirm that Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon + Mindy Kaling have joined WRINKLE along with Storm Reid!...

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I’ve tried to come up with proper words to describe the excitement and joy when I checked my e-mail, and the pixie dust landed in my inbox: “Disney & ABC Invite You to Los Angeles!” I could hardly open up the e-mail fast enough because I knew what it was. Ever since I saw the...

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Remember to live life to the fullest

Remember to Live Life to the Fullest

September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today as I’m writing this, it’s September 11, a date that will probably never again be said without remembering the tragedy that took place 15 years ago.  I’m sure you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing the day it happened too. NEVER FORGET My social media feed was full of various...

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Queen of Katwe Event – Giveaway #2 QUEEN OF KATWE is an inspiring true story of a young girl named Phiona, who sold corn on the streets of Uganda who experiences a life altering experience when she is introduced to the game of chess.  Confidence, determination along with the support of her family leads Phiona on...

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I have been waiting with anticipation and excitement to share some behind-the-scenes fun with you about Disney’s new film, Moana, which will be released Thanksgiving weekend. When I attended the Pete’s Dragon event last month, we had the opportunity to watch some clips for this upcoming film and interview Moana herself (played by Auli‘i Cravalho...

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If you’re a die-hard Disney fan (*waves hand*), this news is for you! And if you have a little princess at home, you definitely want to jump on this very special offer from Disney. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Beauty and the Beast, for the first time ever, all 11 Disney Princess movies are being...

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Motivation Knowing Your Why

The Motivation to Keep Going is Found in Your Why

September 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

When you feel like giving up what do you do to keep going? What is that one thing that forbids you to throw in the towel? A lot of people will say passion, or knowing their why keeps them focused on the end goal. Do you know your why? Why did you get started? Why...

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We recently had a bunch of work done on the house. I don’t know if you’ve ever had to have the carpets changed or the house painted, while you’re still living there. But let me tell you: it’s hectic! Since everything had to be removed from the floors and away from the walls, we had...

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Pray with your children

5 Reasons to Pray WITH Your Children

September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Praying for our children may come effortlessly because we wholeheartedly want them to grow into the best young men and women possible. We pray for their health, their friend choices, their performance in school, their power over peer pressure, and almost everything as it pertains to them. And while praying for them is absolutely necessary,...

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As you know, I recently had the pleasure of attending the Pete’s Dragon movie premiere in LA a few weeks back. During this trip, we also got to get some behind-the-scenes looks on some upcoming films and DVD releases (which I talked about last week). Unlike the original version of the Jungle Book, this one...

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Back to school anxiety

5 Ways to Overcome Back to School Anxiety

August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Back to school time is upon on us. I found with my own son, he has anxiety about starting a new school year. Not only is he starting a new year but he is also starting at a new school. Thus, making the butterflies in his stomach work overtime. Here are a few tips that...

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How many times have you sat at home wishing and wanting your dreams to become reality? You may have embarked on that journey and your product or service is here, however your vision is so much bigger. It may not even be business related, it might simply be a dream vacation. But those dreams and...

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Early this month I had the amazing opportunity to attend my first blog conference. But not just any conference, it was the BlogHer conference. Last year I really started getting my ears wet with blogging business, and all of the bloggers I was listening to had just come back from this conference called BlogHer. They all...

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Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, “Southside With You” recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee’s...

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As you may remember, I took a recent press trip to LA. During that trip, myself and 24 other bloggers got to sit down with the Producer Brigham Taylor and Visual Effect Supervisor Rob Legato for Jungle Book, which releases on Digital HD today and Blu-ray/DVD August 30th. We got to really get a behind-the-scenes...

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If you’ve been following me or this blog for any length of time, then you know that I rarely write posts about hair. Actually, there was only one time where I shared my 1 year natural hair journey. Other than that, I don’t do a lot of sharing on here because so many people already...

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Last week I talked about the Olympics and what I took away from the 100m butterfly swimming finals. Well today, the Olympic closing ceremony took place where we were introduced to Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Prepared and Invested What I found interesting is how much Tokyo has already prepared and invested in an event that is...

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Hey y’all hey! I’m back with another Pete’s Dragon exclusive! Have you taken the kids to see the movie yet? Trying to figure out what it’s really all about? Be sure to check out what my kids had to say here. This time last week I was just coming off my high from walking the...

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Bounce Back From Disappointment

How To Bounce Back From Disappointment

August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. This is true in more than just sports – it’s true for every aspect of life. And we’ve all been there, right? We can point to frustrating, even agonizing seasons in our lives when ultimately we were forced to admit nothing was going according to plan. We wonder, will I ever bounce back?...

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