Valentine’s Day is around the corner and what better way to bond with your kids than to make your own Valentine crafts. I love when the kids come home with crafts they’ve made in school and they are so proud to show them off! I thought I’d share a couple of my favourite Valentine’s Day...

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In a real world, mothers don’t celebrate themselves quite often.  Once a child is born, it is a mother’s innate ability to deeply nurture and provide unconditionally for her family. She abides by this ritual daily without giving a second thought to her own personal wants or needs. I know this to be true because I...

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I recently had the pleasure of chatting it up with the “always real”, down-to-earth LaShawn & April Daniels, co-stars of the Tamar & Vince show. When I was new to the blogging scene, they were one of the first celebrity couples I interviewed for BlackAndMarriedWithKids.com (you can check out that full interview here). I immediately...

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Motivational Monday: Why Your Time To Act Is Now

February 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

Earlier today I was watching a vlog (a video blog) on YouTube and the mom featured mentioned how she went to Starbucks to do some work, and when connecting to their wifi the Starbucks poll question of the day was “Is it time to think or is it time to act?” as it pertains to...

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This post is part of  A Conversation Piece Blog Tour which I am excited to be a part of along with many other inspiring bloggers and love advocates. To learn more and to join us in spreading a message of better love communication, CLICK HERE!   There’s no doubt about it: any relationship worth having will take a...

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and the focus on love and relationships is on everyone’s mind. The idea of Valentine’s Day changed for me in 2005 when I became the mother of a daughter on Valentine’s Weekend. So instead of your traditional romantic love message, I want to share the 3 things mothers and daughter need...

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Being a mompreneur or entrepreneur is somewhat of a trend lately. We’re seeing all kinds of wonderful women really winning in life, and everything appears to be biscuits and gravy. We also have the ‘wanna-preneurs’ who want to join the moms out there who are winning, but just take a look at their dishes in...

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Motivational Monday: Choose to Love Life

February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

One thing I’ve come to realize over the last several years is this: I am always in choice. No matter the circumstances, obstacles, challenges – I can choose to rise above or let them define me and stifle me. And because of that, I choose to love life because I’ve realized that when I do,...

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When I tell you that social media is responsible for me meeting and connecting with some simply fabulous people, I mean it. And Shantae Pelt of Coco’Pie Clothing is one of them. I first met Shantae through Periscope and have grown to love and adore who she is and the mission that she is on....

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This past weekend on Periscope, I shared the quote below. There are so many things that when I look back on, I wonder why I didn’t start earlier? I’ve since decided that my dreams, my vision, the life I want to create for myself and my family, are too great for me to wait. I...

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I was invited to be a member of the ambassador team for the #PowerofBroke book, written by Daymond John of Shark Tank. As always, all opinions are my own. When you get an e-mail with the subject title, “A Special Invite To You From Shark Tank’s, Daymond John”, you open it immediately (even though you...

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It goes without saying that Dr. King has left a tremendous legacy. While we can rejoice in how far we’ve come, you and I both know we’ve still got a whole lot of work to do. But as I sifted through the many sites that shared quotes from the late Dr. King, I wanted to...

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I had the pleasure of receiving an advance copy of Real Money Answers for Women by Patrice Washington for this review. As always, all opinions are my own. Like a lot of people, my parents never talked to us about money. The only thing I knew about money is that (according to them) we didn’t...

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January 6, 2016 | 17 Comments

2016 has surely kicked off with a bang for me! When I first started blogging in 2012, I didn’t have a plan in place. I wasn’t sure how or if I could make it profitable. Heck, I barely understood the concept of blogging. And while I’ve had some amazing opportunities, my ultimate goal has always...

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Happy New Year folks! I’m officially writing my first blog post of 2016, and I am super excited about what’s in store. This is also my blogiversary month, and January 13th will mark four years since I started blogging. I also just realized that I’ve written over 500 posts for this small little piece of...

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Whew! I literally was in tears as I was going back through my journey this year. This 2015 year in review is dedicated to anyone out there who is doubting themselves; anyone who is wondering if they have enough, or know enough. It’s for the person who is wondering if there’s any point to doing...

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Disclosure: Huge thanks to my friends over at DriveShop USA & Mitsubishi, I got to test drive the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport; as always, all opinions are my own. I don’t know about you, but I seriously can’t believe we are two days out from ringing in the new year. Like for real…where did the time...

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One of the most frequently asked questions I get is how do I do it all? I’m a wife, a mom of three (ages 4, 6 & 8), a homeschooler, and a business owner (I have other jobs, but these are my main one LOL). I never pretend to have it all together all the...

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Disclosure: I was given the 2016 Kia Sorento to test drive for a week. And one lovely week it was. As always, all opinions are my own.   When I tell you that I was pleasantly surprised by the 2016 Kia Sorento, trust and believe that is the whole truth and nothing but the truth!...

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I’m so very excited to share with you the 2016 Transformational Calendar & Planner based off of the highly acclaimed book, Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want to be (co-authored by myself and my sister). If you didn’t know, yes, I am an author, and you can...

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It’s the Christmas season, and gift shopping and gifting is in full effect. This year, I wanted to shop with more purpose and intention; but not just for the holidays, but for all-purpose occasions. In my last post, I talked a little about the power behind Black Biz Scope. And over the last several months,...

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If you’ve followed me for any length of time then you should know that my favorite color is purple. It doesn’t matter what it is or where I am, purple wins every time. So when I saw my girl Adeea hold up her beautiful Purple Cardinal Benson watch during a session on Black Biz Scope, my...

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First Lady Honors Inspiring Youth at White House

December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

When your friend asks you to fill in for her at the White House because she can’t go, you say two things: Who’s too busy to go to the White House? YES! Those are the exact things I said when Christine asked if I’d be able to attend the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards...

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A few weeks back I returned from Social Media on the Sand in Turks & Caicos. One of the things I was excited about learning more about was the amazing work Scholastic is doing. I don’t know anyone who didn’t grow up with Scholastic. I remember getting excited to circle all the different books I...

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I am all about putting some meaning into the holidays so the kids know the reason behind why we do things. And with Thanksgiving coming up in a few days, I wanted to incorporate some new ideas. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that I love going to Pinterest for craft ideas...

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I can’t even believe I am finally writing this post! I have been working on this project for at least a year now. I’ve been tweaking and twerking (ok, maybe not really twerking though), getting input from a close select few, wearing them here and there. But I’m so excited to officially announce here that...

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I attended Steve Harvey’s SOAR Retreat last month, and I’m still flipping back through some of my notes I took. As I begin working on different projects, and shift my focus to new areas of my business, I recall this very powerful circle exercise that Doreen Rainey shared at the retreat. It’s one of those...

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There aren’t a lot of stars that I keep tabs on or even write about here on the blog. But I’ve really grown to love Tamar Braxton over the last couple of years, especially since the start of The Real (seriously, what’s not to love about that show?). And then she hit that Dancing With the...

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