What is #BeachesMoms – Beaches Turks & Caicos

What is Beaches Moms #BeachesMoms

If you've been looking at my Facebook or Instagram, you'll know that I've been using the #BeachesMoms hashtag a lot lately. It's because I'm so excited to be going to the Social Media on the Sand conference at the lovely Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa. Social Media on the Sand is an invitation-only, social media conference held at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa for key social media influencers.  Attendees will sharpen their social media skills during this … [Read more...]

Alligators, Airplanes & Pasta…More of Our Family Forward Adventures

Alligators, Airplanes and Pasta...More

During the Family Forward conference, we were treated to sessions from DohVinici, Animal Jam, Southwest Airlines and Barilla Pasta. My family really enjoyed every session. Each session provided us tools, resources and information that will help us in building our family. Here's my recap of each session. Animal Jam Animal Jam is an online community for children who love animals and the outdoors. It’s the result of a partnership between Smart Bomb Interactive and National Geographic Society. … [Read more...]

Dolce Vita – The Sweet Life at Loews Portofino Bay Despicable Me Suite


This part of my series on our experiences at the Family Forward Conference. For my overall impressions, visit here.   During our visit, we stayed at the Loews Portofino Bay resort. It is a beautiful Italian-village themed hotel. Every detail on the property is really reflects a stay in the Italian village Portofino from the cars parked outside to the greetings used by the staff to the music in the common areas. I really felt like we were traveling without a passport. Can you see this … [Read more...]

First Lady Hats, VP of Urban Division and What it means to be black’ish?

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What does it mean to be black? Can you be black-ish? Are you really black if you’re bi-racial? Answering this question is at the heart of the new ABC show, black-ish, premiering Wednesday, September 24 at 9:30 pm. The show is a described as “a fun yet bold look at one man's determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family. Andre 'Dre' Johnson has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow, four kids, and a colonial home in the 'burbs. But has success brought too much … [Read more...]

Parenting Continuing Education – Get the Behavior You Want…Without Being the Parent You Hate!

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A year or so ago, I asked my husband to rate me on a scale of 1 – 10 as a wife and mother. He didn’t rate me a perfect 10 and I don’t know that I really was expecting it. That conversation is one of the turning points made me think differently about how I approach my family life.  I keep up my certifications for professional reasons, I attend blogger conferences for professional development but am I as deliberate about being a wife and mother? With this in mind, I jumped at the chance to … [Read more...]

Fancy or Casual: Achieve Your Personal Style with Motions!

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While I love trying new things (and am admitted product junkie), you have to admit there's something comforting about being able to use the same brand you've known for a while. It's even better when you've been able to evolve together like Motions and I have done together. Regardless of how I've worn my hair over the last few years, natural, relaxed, straight, curly, or even in braids, Motions products have consistently been a go-to brand for keeping my hair strong and beautiful. They've … [Read more...]