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 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?

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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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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Beyonce premiering her visual album Lemonade on HBO on Saturday and shortly thereafter, her 6th studio album, can easily make a woman feel like she needs to step up her game. As a mother and wife, she has enough discipline to still find time to devote to her creative outlet. Understanding that Queen Bey has...

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So earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending a brunch for mommy bloggers held by Comcast XFinity. I admit, I definitely hesitated when I first received the invitation. I’m embarrassed to say I am that person that’s been throwing out all of the XFinity mailers we receive. We also decided to cut to strings...

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By now I’m sure the whole world knows of the sad passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, aka Prince. It came as a shock to the majority of us but I read that Prince himself may not have been as shocked. Apparently he was finally starting to pen his memoirs, something he’d been putting off. And...

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Single Mom – Are You Ready to Date?

April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

As a woman, you will always have the desire to date but as a single mom, it can sometimes be a challenge. A number of questions may arise, like: How will your kids react? Will the guys that you seek or seek you be okay with you having kids? Most importantly you want to ask...

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I am so incredibly excited to celebrate another year of life, love, blessings and abundance. I treat my birthday like a national holiday because I don’t take for granted that God has blessed me to see another year. So when I thought about what my birthday wish would be this year, I immediately wanted to...

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3 Ways To Release The Guilt As a Mom

April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guilt, as a mom, especially as a mom with a child on the Autism Spectrum happens. You may have asked “why me’ or “why my child”? I know I certainly went through those moments. I questioned myself and began to feel guilty and at times angry. I asked myself so many questions like, was it caused by something I did...

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There is so much to do in the Valley of the Sun during Springtime. I’ve noted a few below that are sure to be fun for the family. Free is always fantastic right? If you’re looking for family fun on a budget here are some options that are $FREE.99! Try a “Movie in the Park”...

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Monday - April 18, 2016

Sometimes You Need Someone to Criticize You

April 18, 2016 | 2 Comments

Earlier today I was on a webinar and towards the end the opportunity to have your blog audited came up. I remember hesitating for what felt like 5 minutes, but was in actuality probably less than 5 seconds, before I quickly typed in the url of my blog. The second I realized my website was...

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Every person that I know wants to be successful. Everyone would like to attain a certain level of success in their lifetime and hopefully they are working to get it. I am confident that you are no different. Your definition of success may not be identical to your neighbor’s, but bottom line is that you...

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4 Steps of Progress and Growth

April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

2016 came in like a whirlwind and I quickly realized I had to do things differently. I took 4 simple steps that were critical to my progress and growth and maturity as a woman, wife, mother, and as an entrepreneur. Even though these steps started out as baby steps and were not always easy, those steps were still...

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Recently I held an interview with entrepreneur Ty Lewis. My goal in speaking with Mrs. Lewis was to speak with someone that inspires me on a daily basis with her inspirational, motivational and spirit filled messages that she posts all over social media. It is so important that no matter the life you choose for...

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5 Daily Prayers For Your Children

April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

I always feel like I’m not doing enough when it comes to strengthening my faith and prayer life. But thanks to my parents, I know how important it is to not only do so for myself, but to be the example for my children so that when they’re faced with certain situations, they can lean...

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5 Early Signs To Be Aware of Autism

April 12, 2016 | 2 Comments

I have worked with kids on the Autism spectrum for nearly 2 decades, but it’s different when it hits home. I knew the early signs of Autism, as a professional but it can be so different when looking at it through a mom’s eyes. Part of me wanted to pretend that it was all in my...

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Why You Need Focus To Get What You Want

April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last week I mentioned how I had a moment of frustration over the journey that is life and entrepreneurship, and during the week I’ve literally had God use different people to further minister to me about the process and gaining focus. See what we have to do is respect the process for what it is, because...

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A few months ago I was able to set sail on 3-day cruise to the Bahamas for my friend’s wedding. After all of my bridesmaid’s duties had concluded and the happy couple we’re officially one, I sat on one of the decks and reflected on my experience. Looking back there are a few things I...

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My Biggest Takeaways from Black Girls Rock

April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every year, I make it a must to tune into BET’s special broadcast of Black Girls Rock for many reasons. For one, I am a black girl (woman of course) myself. Secondly, the energy, vibe and altogether magnificence of the entire show’s message is one I truly look forward to! And this year was no...

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You Need The Power To Say No

April 6, 2016 | 2 Comments

There has been quite a bit of talk about coming from a place of yes. Say yes. The year of yes. Yes to the dress. Whatever, Yes, Yes, Yes. That’s all really fantastic but, sometimes NO is absolutely necessary. Where is this coming from, you ask? Recently, I was asked if I could do something...

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Why You Should Honour Your Calling

April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

“There is no better gift you can receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born & how you become most truly ALIVE” – Oprah Winfrey Ambitious millennials (moms and otherwise), tend to always feel the need to pursue a job/career that we think we should be in. We apply to many roles,...

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Over the weekend I got a little lesson in perseverance. I found myself a little discouraged and frustrated over my blogger and entrepreneurial journey. Part of the frustration was coming to the realization that I haven’t really been an entrepreneur as I haven’t really made any money. Someone on Periscope said that if you’re not...

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Spring has finally sprung in the northeast region, can I get a Hallelujah? If you are like me, you’re always looking for fun and interesting things to do that hopefully won’t break the bank. While New York may be known for the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and all of the popular tourist sites, if...

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Parenting is a hard job, point blank period. However, that job is only intensified when you are a single parent. As a single parent, I have to know when it’s time to play good cop, bad cop, and in the middle cop. Then there are the times when I have to rely on my village...

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Past Inspiration I have been blessed to have some amazing women in my life that have inspired me even after they are gone. Coming up as a young girl my grandmother, great grandmother, and my aunt that was married to my uncle were women that truly inspired me. The way they carried themselves and how...

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A little over 2 years ago I started using essential oils. I had grown tired of the toxic chemicals in the cleaning products I was purchasing from the store. My oldest daughter, who is 16 now, had terrible asthma as a child, she has therefore always been sensitive to chemicals and fragrances. It wasn’t until...

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