• Motherhood & Balance
    01 2014 October

    Motherhood And Balance Don’t Mix: Here’s Why

    Balance. Balance. Balance. When it comes to being a mother, whether you work outside of the home, work at home or are a stay-at-home mother, the question of balance comes up over and over again....

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    29 2014 September

    Motivational Monday: Focus Leads to Success

    There are an infinite amount of blogs, articles, podcasts, and videos about success, and how one can achieve it. Success is relative. What looks like success to me, may not be the same for you and...

  • Iyanla Vanzant, host of OWN’s “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” on stage during “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.   Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc. / George Burns
    26 2014 September

    10 Key Lessons From Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend (Part 2)

    One week ago today, the Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend came to the Washington, DC. Since I had to be in NYC for a very important meeting during day one, I was thrilled to be able to...

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    25 2014 September

    The One Question You Should Ask Your Spouse Regularly

    This post was originally written for Black and Married with Kids. The month of September is like one big celebration every year: two out of three babies born this month and the union that brought...

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    24 2014 September

    Black-ish Premiers TONIGHT 9:30pm on ABC

    I don’t know about you, but I don’t watch a whole lot of TV, mainly because as of late, most of it is reality trash. The shows that I can comfortably sit down and watch...

Balance. Balance. Balance. When it comes to being a mother, whether you work outside of the home, work at home or are a stay-at-home mother, the question of balance comes up over and over again. Work-life balance. What exactly is that? This past weekend I had the honor of attending and sitting in on a...

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Motivational Monday: Focus Leads to Success

September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are an infinite amount of blogs, articles, podcasts, and videos about success, and how one can achieve it. Success is relative. What looks like success to me, may not be the same for you and vice versa. But there is one thing that all successful people share, and that is focus. We can’t be successful...

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One week ago today, the Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend came to the Washington, DC. Since I had to be in NYC for a very important meeting during day one, I was thrilled to be able to send the fab T. Espinoza in my place to capture Mama O in all her glory. If you missed part...

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This post was originally written for Black and Married with Kids. The month of September is like one big celebration every year: two out of three babies born this month and the union that brought those babies together is celebrated. It’s always amazing to reflect and see how much we’ve grown over the last year...

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Black-ish Premiers TONIGHT 9:30pm on ABC

September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I don’t watch a whole lot of TV, mainly because as of late, most of it is reality trash. The shows that I can comfortably sit down and watch on primetime with my kids are few and far between. I have to be honest that when I first heard...

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This weekend, thanks to a twist of fate and my sister friend Christine, I had the extreme pleasure of attending Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend here in DC. And if you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t hearad about it yet, here’s a little background on the event: “Harpo Studios, O, The Oprah Magazine, OWN: Oprah...

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Hot Momma Haute Experience Live in DC

September 23, 2014 | 1 Comments

The HotMommaHaute Experience hosted by Monica Byrd is coming to DC! This fabulous event will be moderated by yours truly (beyond excited!), and features fashion, beauty and lifestyle panelists, Malonda Richard-Sia (Love, Mrs.), Aracely Collins (Mama Fashion Files), Marie Jose Ovalle (Very Busy Mama), Erin Martin (Bag Ladies Radio), Jessica McFadden (A Parent in Silver Spring) and Krystin...

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Monday Motivational Quote: It’s Never Too Late

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s never too late to be who or what you want to be. It’s never too late to decide that what you thought was your passion, is no longer serving you. It’s never too late to change the path you’re on. This week’s Monday Motivational quote is all about changing your mindset so you can...

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Tasty Thursday: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

September 18, 2014 | 1 Comments

I really hate that summer is over because I’m not a fan of the cold weather. But the only thing that brings me comfort during the weather changes from summer to fall is pumpkin…pumpkin everything – from muffins to lattes to pies, I love it all. So this pumpkin pie smoothie recipe is music to...

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Oprah’s Life You Want Tour – DC

September 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

Oprah’s Life You Want Tour is coming to DC this weekend and guess who just received a media ticket to cover the event??? Here is what I shared on Facebook the other day (I will probably take this e-mail and frame it): That moment when you keep reading an e-mail over and over again, just...

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Help! My Child is Addicted to TV

September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

It wasn’t until my husband and I started homeschooling that we realized we needed to set some better parameters for our children around watching TV. For example, they didn’t realize that watching Netflix on the iPad was the same thing. So this post by Nicole hit home because it reiterated why we had to set a...

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Monday Motivational Quote: Believe in Yourself

September 15, 2014 | 1 Comments

It’s so easy to start the week off in a haste; to think about all the million and one things that we need to get done before the end of the week. I share a daily inspirational and motivational quote on my Facebook page because it helps me regain focus. It helps to remind me of...

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Sorry But Open Relationships Will Never Be Okay

September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, I was going through my e-mails and came across an article in a newsletter that shocked me. The very first line read, “Gone are those days when people were committed to just one person for the rest of their lives. Now is the era of casual dating, live-in relationships, no strings attached and open relationships.”...

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Moms As Entrepreneurs (MAE) Conference

September 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Moms As Entrepreneurs (MAE) Conference is coming to Morgan State University in Baltimore, and I’m honored to be a featured panelist for this event! During the MAE conference, current and aspiring business owners who are moms will participate in a resource filled day including workshops that will focus on four areas: The Art of...

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23 African American Businesses You Should Know

September 8, 2014 | 25 Comments

As a work-at-home mother of three, I understand the hustle that goes into creating, sustaining and nurturing a business. I also understand the added pressures and sometimes obstacles of owning a business as a woman of color. This is why I created this list of African American Businesses you should know. I’m a true believer...

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My family and I really love fruit, especially when we can throw it in dessert! My kids especially love strawberries, blueberries, apples and grapes. So this Blueberry Jamboree looks like it’s going to be right up their (and my own) alley. This Fab Haute Mama, MJ is at it again. Just try not to drool...

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2014 Niche Parent Conference Giveaway

September 4, 2014 | 18 Comments

I don’t know about you, but 2014 has been an amazing year for me so far. And being asked to speak at this year’s Niche Parent Conference is something that makes me do the Carlton dance. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to be joining a panel of super cool & smart bloggers where we’ll share...

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A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish

5 Powerful Tips to Help You Achieve Any Goal

September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you follow me on social media (let me make it easy for you if you don’t: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), you know by now that I’m an instructor for the newly branded Steve Harvey RADICAL Success Institute! Like…THE Steve Harvey! As I mentioned before, I teach Blogging 101 and Social Media 101 for RSI. And this summer Doreen Rainey...

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For the last several months, my sister and I have been speaking and having very meaningful dialogue around our book, Whose Shoes Are You Wearing. And although the book is labeled as a self-help book, we were told at an event that it is actually a self-healing book. What we’ve realized and what we write...

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Nobody wants to talk about this race thing. But I think it’s time. Since August 9, 2014 news outlets, Twitter feeds and Facebook timelines have been inundated with the news of 18-year-old Michael Brown being shot down in Ferguson, MO by a police officer. Michael Brown was unarmed. For a moment, let’s forget about the fact that Mike...

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