• kids are not my first priority feature momsncharge
    08 2016 June

    My Kids Are NOT my First Priority and Here’s Why

    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...

  • Celebrity moms #ddadisney
    23 2016 March

    Celebrity Moms Share Tips on Getting Past Mom Guilt to Pursue Your Dreams

    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...

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    23 2017 January

    The Entrepreneurial Journey – Hard but Worth it

    On Saturday I watched a video on YouTube posted by Gary Vaynerchuk. It was a video clip of his interview on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, and it reminded me of why I freaking love...

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    20 2017 January

    3 Tips to Get the Most of Your Family Weekend Getaway

    As you perhaps may have gathered by my post yesterday, I’m not exactly siced over today’s inaguration. But rather than cry about it, I’m going to suggest getting away and having a good ol’ time. Even...

  • miss you Obama
    19 2017 January

    Reasons Why I Know You’ll Miss Obama

    The Obama’s leaving the White House is literally here and I’m like noooooo, I’m not reeeeaaaaadddyy! Like seriously, how? What will we do? Just seeing President Obama’s birthday tweet to his girl from South Side...

  • Get it done, #GetItDone2017
    16 2017 January

    Why You Need to Get It Done Sooner Than Later

    Hope everyone’s enjoying their MLK long weekend. In Canada though, it’s a regular ol’ Monday. My current situation though, as I write this Sunday night, is with the NFL playoffs playing in the background. My...

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    13 2017 January

    Why You Should Be A Proud African American

    On Monday, January 16th is MLK Day, and although I never lived in America, the only country that recognizes it, I can’t help but take a minute to appreciate the life and legacy of Martin...

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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On Saturday I watched a video on YouTube posted by Gary Vaynerchuk. It was a video clip of his interview on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, and it reminded me of why I freaking love Gary Vee (as he also goes by). I’m not one for cussing, but his message is so practical, among many...

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As you perhaps may have gathered by my post yesterday, I’m not exactly siced over today’s inaguration. But rather than cry about it, I’m going to suggest getting away and having a good ol’ time. Even if it’s just 2 days. Weekend getaways I think are underrated, especially if you have kids. Singles and childless couples get...

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Reasons Why I Know You’ll Miss Obama

January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Obama’s leaving the White House is literally here and I’m like noooooo, I’m not reeeeaaaaadddyy! Like seriously, how? What will we do? Just seeing President Obama’s birthday tweet to his girl from South Side Chicago made my heart melt, cause who doesn’t love a public display of affection that’s so sweet. Then there’s Michelle’s...

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Why You Need to Get It Done Sooner Than Later

January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hope everyone’s enjoying their MLK long weekend. In Canada though, it’s a regular ol’ Monday. My current situation though, as I write this Sunday night, is with the NFL playoffs playing in the background. My household kind of goes crazy for football, in particular, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Playoffs One of the playoff games was between...

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Why You Should Be A Proud African American

January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Monday, January 16th is MLK Day, and although I never lived in America, the only country that recognizes it, I can’t help but take a minute to appreciate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. As I’m writing this post, ABC is airing “Taking The Stage” showcasing the many accomplishments and history...

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The New Disney Movies You’ll Love to Watch

January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s a new year and Disney has its lineup of fresh new features ready for us all enjoy. What I love about Disney movies is that they always manage to touch both young and old. Even my husband has been caught holding back the tears (but you didn’t hear that from me, lol). Beauty and...

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IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!! Yup, today, January 9th I’ve graced this earth for 35 years! If you saw me though you’d probably swear I wasn’t a day over 22, lol. I’m coming to terms with my baby face. They say to embrace it, but for some reason, I’ve always wanted to look more like a woman...

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Disclosure: Thanks to DriveShop USA, I was given the 2017 Kia Sportage to test drive for a week. As always, all opinions are my own. It’s the beginning of a new year, and I kicked it off with a bang! I recently had the opportunity to drive around in the 2017 Kia Sportage. And let...

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I’m going to assume that most of you either saw or heard about Mariah Carey’s New Years Eve performance which many would sum up as a major fiasco. I personally didn’t watch it live, but good ol’ YouTube has it all it seems. At first, I didn’t get why people were seemingly blaming her. Because...

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Au-mazing super powers….POWWW into 2017

January 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Au-mazing SUPER powers that you must take into 2017 As a mom of an Au-mazing son Zachary, it can be so exhausting that I often forget about my SUPER powers. Most moms, especially moms of children with special needs, get tired. With our long list of “to do” duties, IEP meetings, therapy session coordinating and mommy/wife responsibilities; by the end of the year….. depleted.  Well...

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This is Your Year to Get it Done

January 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Happy New Year!!! I know this might be a little late, but it’s heartfelt all the same. Wow, 2016…done just like that. And if we’re not intentional, the same will happen to this year. A New Year I don’t know about you but I get revved up every New Years, there’s something about it that...

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Happy New Year peeps! We are two days into 2017. I don’t know about you, but I am full of hope, excitement, and expectancy for what this year will bring. Yesterday, my sister and I launched our exclusive Facebook mentoring group for all of the amazing women who have purchased our #GetItDonePlanner. And let me...

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I recently had to have a serious heart-to-heart with my kids about Santa Clause. The discussion was brought about when my 7-year-old daughter came down to my office and asked, “Mommy, is Santa real?” My Santa story… Now, before I tell you my reaction, let me give you a little background. My family is from...

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Organizing Made Easy this Holiday Season

December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christmas day is only 4 days away!!! Seriously, where did time fly? I know plenty of you are mad dashing around the malls getting the last bits and bobs in order, whereas others are nicely relaxed by the tree fully enjoying the still of the dark night, sipping on some cocoa. Organizing for Your Lifestyle...

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Disclosure: Thank you to AT&T for sponsoring this post as part of their It Can Wait campaign to encourage distracted-free driving. As always, all opinions are my own. I just recently finished the 21-day It Can Wait Challenge and I learned some things along the way. So I’m sharing my lessons learned in hopes you’ll...

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3 Ways To Receive Constructive Criticism

December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Constructive criticism may not be the easiest thing to take. It’s the kind of advice you need, but not always easy to take from certain people in your life. Your mother wants to give you some advice on raising your children. A co-worker wants to tell you how you can improve your work performance. Just...

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I recently had the pleasure of taking my family to experience ICE! at Gaylord National featuring Christmas Around the World. I was invited to attend as part of a media event, and we had a blast! If you’ve never been to ICE! then you need to make plans to visit this holiday season. While this...

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Thankful for Autism

November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’m thankful for Autism, because it makes the best teachers. Autism has been stigmatized by so many, as being something wrong, dis-abled and dis-ordered. I recently watched a video clip circulating on social media of a teacher during a class play grabbing a mic away from a child with Autism, followed by an audience of adults that responded with...

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How To Stay Ahead of Time

November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The last week of November is upon us, and with Thanksgiving over and done, our attention is drawn Christmas and gearing up for 2017. It’s funny how time passes that much faster as you get older. Which makes it that much more important to utilize our time wisely. Distant Cousin Procrastination I’m sure many of...

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Ok so as promised a few days ago, I’m going to give you the scoop on our experience yesterday at the Dolby Cinemas at AMC in Georgetown, DC. First of all, if you haven’t seen Moana yet, what are you waiting for?! You still have time to go out and see it cause opening weekend...

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Becoming a mom changed my life in so many ways. I realized that any decisions I made in my life would directly affect my children. Like most moms, my first instinct is to protect them. From trying to decide which car seat was the best and safest, to what type of toys they could play...

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This morning, Olivia and I got to hang out on the set of Good Morning Washington for a bit. We spent some time over the last couple of days working on some crafts, and talking about what it really meant to be thankful and grateful for what we have. So she got to be my...

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How To Use Your Strengths To Serve Those In Need

November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

How can you use your strengths to serve those in need? Here is a way that I did it and why I did it. I was finding that many entrepreneurs and small business owners in my city were  unaware of how to use blogging to expand their business. My generation did not have computers in...

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I have been counting down to this week since I had the opportunity to first learn about Moana back in August, and meet/interview the star herself, Auil’i Cravalho. The kids and I love going to the movies (especially when we’ve been counting down to watch films like Moana). It creates new memories and experiences we get...

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Big congratulations to Christine on her Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award for Charles County, MD; reminding us that we never know the impact we may have on our audience. YOUR IMPACT Most bloggers I’m sure, want to impact their audience one way or another. However, unless you get a ton of comments, you don’t really...

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My kid has Autism…so What?!

November 4, 2016 | 5 Comments

My kid has Autism so what, was my response to all the societal pressures that are placed on us Autism parents. My son, Zachary, was diagnosed before the age of 3. As a professional working with families with children with Autism for over 10 years before having Zachary, and now for over 20 years, I...

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Remember that Pete’s Dragon red carpet event I went to over the summer, and all of the fun and cool things I got to do while there? Well, I have been counting down to this day that I could share this with you because this was definitely one of the highlights of the trip —...

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I have a confession. I purposefully keep my girls from getting involved in the American Girl craze. There are several reasons I could offer to explain myself, but I won’t make excuses. I love the brand, the empowerment it offers girls, and the history lessons it teaches. But can I be honest for a moment? The...

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