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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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 | 0 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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The Sisterhood- Can Women Really Get Along-

Sisterhood: Can Women Really Get Along?

May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

As a woman, I have experienced so much dislike from my fellow sisters and I know many of you can relate, feeling that the word sisterhood is just a myth. Much of the dislike has no warrant at all on our part, so somehow a simple walk into the room and death stares from women...

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Recently I attended the first of a three part free breakfast series focused on providing women entrepreneurs with information on starting and running their own business. One of the topics discussed by the attorney presenting at this session  was classifying employees and how to tell if an independent contractor is really an employee. This is...

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If you’ve been following me on social media (which, you should be doing by the way – everywhere @momsncharge except Snapchat which is @christinestvil), then you know that I just recently surprised my kids with their first trip to Walt Disney World the week before last for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. Let me...

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It’s a long weekend here in Canada and fireworks are going off as type this. The holiday in question is “Victoria Day”, celebrating Queen Victoria’s birthday. She was the reigning queen in the UK from 1837, until 1901 when she passed. You might have heard these years referred to as the “Victorian era”. Not to...

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Make The Most Of The Time You Have

Make The Most Of The Time You Have

May 20, 2016 | 6 Comments

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.  Psalm 90:12 NIV To say I’m stunned is an understatement – I’m heartbroken. Late last night I read a blog post from a blogger I avidly follow. She was writing to inform us why she hadn’t posted the previous week: she...

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4 Mindset Shifts for Progression

4 Mindset Shifts for Progression

May 19, 2016 | 2 Comments

This past Mother’s Day Weekend, I reflected on my life. I compared this year to last year and saw a remarkable difference in the woman known as Tanya Barnett: 2015 Me vs. 2016 Me. The differences were like night and day. I asked myself what the stark contrast was? After all, I have the same...

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ALAS Conference changed my life

How the ALAS conference changed my life

May 18, 2016 | 3 Comments

Never in my life did I think I would be sitting at Steve Harvey’s “Act Like a Success” conference but there I was. Completely overwhelmed and worried that I made a mistake coming to the conference with all these professional businessmen and women. I felt so out of place and was super nervous, but all...

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As a busy mother and wife, you have a lot on your plate. You may be worried about that work project that is not finished yet and laundry is not done. You have to get everything done before the kids and husband get home from school and work. Those bills are piling up and you are...

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Go Get Your Blessing

Go Get Your Blessing!

May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today’s title is also the name of a song sung by the gospel duo Mary Mary. This song popped up on my Spotify (similar to the internet radio provider Pandora) yesterday morning and it being Pentecost Sunday, I definitely found it timely. Pentecost, as you may know, is when Holy Spirit descended on God’s people....

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Hi my name is DiSheen and I am a single mom. It has been almost nine years since I gave birth to my last child. It has taken me every day of the past nine years to walk with my head held high and know that despite what I am labeled, the word mother should...

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Husband is anti social media

My Husband Is Anti Social Media!

May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yes, my husband is very anti-social. But I don’t mean that he doesn’t talk because he is very talkative to both friends and strangers alike. However, when it comes to social media in any form, my honey is just not participating. He thinks that social media is the devil reincarnated in technology form! His stance...

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The 2006 movie The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith and his son Jayden taught me some valuable things. If you saw the movie then you would know why I spelled “Happiness” that way, lol. I watched this movie for the first time just last week, and I have to be honest I was in tears...

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Connected Listener

3 Tips On How To Be a Connected Listener

May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Connected listening is a way of bonding with your child. As an Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist, and an Au-some mom (mom with a son on the Autism Spectrum), I have learned 3 Tips on how to become a connected power listener. I help Au-some moms to shift their mindset and become powerful connected listeners...

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Mother’s Day was yesterday and all around the world mothers were celebrated and honored for all that they do. It is easy to recognize a mother’s sacrifice, cause just try leaving the house without having prepared everything in minute detail, and see how many phone calls you’ll get asking a million questions from ‘where’s my blue...

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Last week, I had the pleasure and opportunity to attend Toronto’s first International Black Bloggers Conference and it was filled with so many golden nuggets of information pertaining to your success in life. We had in attendance some of the best bloggers on the internet and many new faces who joined in on the fun...

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Motherhood is everything you can imagine. It is rewarding and daunting. At times you can have tons of energy and other times your energy is drained. But out of all the emotions you can go through, the biggest feeling most parents can feel is the need to be the perfect parent. In the world of...

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SEO: The Gossiper You Can Love

May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

  For the longest time I could not understand what SEO was. I knew that it meant Search Engine Optimization and it was important for bloggers and anyone that uses the internet but I just couldn’t get it. Then one day while I was reading an article, it hit me. SEOs are like gossipers, they...

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My 2nd oldest daughter got to enjoy her spring break last week and since her two sisters had already been on break, there were no fancy vacation plans in place for us. The only outing that she was very adamant about was going to the movies. Being that she is only 8 years old, I...

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Dare to dream

Never Undermine Your Dream

May 2, 2016 | 1 Comments

This weekend has been…oh my goodness, a testament that if you dare to dream, believe in your dreams, and allow them to grow into fruition, you can achieve darn near anything. I’ve shared before that I thought because I’m a Christian, the second I step out on faith, everything will fall into place the way...

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I recently had my natural hair straightened for the first time in a year. Upon the beauticians finds were unequal lengths of hair, a bald spot, and split ends that went up to the root. Can you say hot mess! However, this head of hot mess is a reflection of the last year of my...

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How Do I Keep My Black Son Safe-

How Do I Keep My Black Son Safe?

April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

My son is at a pivotal point in his life; 13 years old. Reality hit me that he is now forming his own opinion about himself and that I have to learn to trust my son and to give him the freedom to do that. I often ask myself “what do I want for my...

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Just yesterday I had to take my kids to work with me. Somehow my husband missed a meeting I had scheduled on the calendar and instead of being home like he normally would, he was working during the time I would have to go to my meeting. Normally, it wouldn’t be an issue for most...

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Change

How To Effectively Navigate Change

April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills. ~Chinese proverb Ever had things not go your way? I think it’s safe to say probably most, if not all of us can nod our heads and say, “For sure!” We each have to navigate this thing called life – where...

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We all have them. Those days that no matter how much you try to change your mindset, you still feel like a ball of mess! Everything that could possibly go wrong does. You see mama, this happens to the best of us moms who study and know the benefits of a positive mindset and The Law of...

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