Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is a few weeks away and I’ve got my gift list ready!  Let’s hope my husband really reads this blog like he claims he does.  With gift ideas ranging from $15 to $500, this list has plenty of great options. Continue reading

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Making Your Relationship Last

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It’s Valentine’s Day!  Although I’m not a fan of this holiday, I know many of you are patiently awaiting your flower delivery and looking forward to a romantic evening.  While this is the day to “dress up” your love, take a few minutes to peel back those rose petals and make sure you have planted seeds to make your relationship LAST. Continue reading

What Am I Waiting For?

red clockI’m down to the last bit of packing for our move and I’ve noticed something.  I have a ton of underwear.  I only wear a fraction of them on a regular basis.  I’ve mentally separated them into categories.  Please tell me I’m not alone here… Continue reading

Between Us: Overcoming Being Overwhelmed

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I have so much to do I don’t where to start.  My husband left this week to start a new position in another state.  So I am temporarily a married single person—again.  And as soon as he walked out the door, the pilot on the hot water tank went out, the smoke detector started chirping because the battery needs to be changed and it snowed!  It’s like the house knew he had just left!  On top of that, I have 3 weeks to pack up our house to move (and everything that goes along with it) to a house that we have yet to find.  All while I continue to run my business—oh, and manage my blog.  And let’s not forget about this arctic blast that had me stuck in the house with a 7-year-old for 3 days! Continue reading

The Lesson In The Blessing: 3 Things I Learned In 2013

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Last week, I was blessed to be honored as one of the 25 Most Influential African-American Women in Cleveland by Heineken.  What a great way to end the year!   I was so inspired by my fellow honorees and their amazing stories.  In addition to having the pleasure of spending the evening in the company of these amazing women, I was reminded of three very important things. Continue reading

Girlfriend Gift Guide: Makeup + More

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Last week I featured 10 fab accessories under $100.  This week it’s makeup, beauty products and more!

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Girlfriend Gift Guide: Accessories

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Every Christmas, I have to listen to my family friends go on and on about how hard I am to shop for and how they never know what to get me because I have everything.  While I certainly don’t have everything and I don’t really need anything, there are always a few cute little things that I wouldn’t mind receiving.  In case you are in the same boat, I put together this list of fab accessories and trinkets to serve as gift ideas for girlfriends, sisters, moms—and me!  And they are all under $100! Continue reading

The Difference Between Anger & Hurt

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More and more it seems like we are trained by society to think that it is not alright to express our pain.  But our anger…well that’s another story. Continue reading

Dear Mom, You Are Doing A Great Job. Love, Your Kids

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At some point, I think all mothers have doubts about their parenting skills.  In our struggle to get it right, we tend to focus on what we are doing wrong.   Or what we think we are doing wrong.  Turns out, we are doing a better job than we realize. Continue reading

I Found A Lump…Now What?

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am sharing the experience of what happened when I found a lump in my breast for the second time in 2 years.  I hope it serves as a reminder of the importance of self-exams and supporting your loved ones through health battles.  Please share with all of the amazing women in your life:) Continue reading