5 Ways to Not Lose Your Sparkle in 2017

How Not to Lose Your Sparkle in 2017!

At the beginning of the year, we’re all so excited about the promise of the new start and we make all sorts of plans for what we’re going to do but somehow things just fizzle out, my friend Najah is giving tips on how not to lose that sparkle. Najah Drakes is the Chief Design Officer of DiviniCo, LLC, my Spelman sister, a boy mom (five times!) and the one who I literally send out an SOS to when I’m over it with homeschooling. She is one of those women who I totally admire because she’s able … [Read more...]

How to Have a Spectacular Life: Five Tips for Managing Life

How to Manage Life

When I said that 2016 was rough, it was also the year that I learned to ask and receive help for managing life. It took some time but when I had a last minute project right before Thanksgiving, I reached out to Jamie and her firm, The LifeStyle Group for help. I’ve known Jamie since I moved to New York a lifetime ago. She is a Spelman alumna and active member of the New York chapter of the alumnae association. She was working long hours at an investment bank but still made time to be involved … [Read more...]

How Gaylord National ICE! Will Make You Create New Holiday Traditions

The Nativity Scene at Gaylord National ICE! from 2016 #ChristmasonThePotomac

While my family had holiday traditions and my husband's family had traditions, we hadn't fully created a tradition for our family together. Until this year and our holiday getaway to jump into the holiday spirit at the Christmas on the Potomac at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Our lifestyle is busy like most families and we spend a lot of time on the go. It seems counterproductive but for us being away home is the easiest way to make sure we carve out dedicated quality … [Read more...]

Trolls Movie Review & A Movie Giveaway

A review of the Trolls Movie from a review family. Check out all the things they loved and the giveaway for your own movie night.

It’s the day of the Trolls! In case you’re wondering what Trolls I'm talking about, it’s opening day for the new movie Trolls! My family was able to attend a screening and I highly recommend it for people of all ages, not just families. It’s a rare movie that my husband, my 8 year old, my 4 year old and I ALL leave the theater feeling like we’d PAY to see it again and can’t wait to add the DVD to our collection. Here’s the official synopsis of the movie: From the creators of Shrek comes … [Read more...]

The Season of NO

Why it's okay to be in a season of NO and how it can benefit you.

No. I’ve heard so many times that “No is a complete sentence” but haven’t really used it nearly as much as I should. I have learned the error of my ways and am slowly adopting this spirit of the “Season of NO”. I know sounds contrary to the Year of Yes from Shonda Rhimes but it’s actually very similar. (And I do mean to read the book soon because friends have raved over it.) My Season of NO means saying NO to anything that my spirit doesn’t immediately say YES to. It means that I’ve been … [Read more...]

VeggieTales Every Day with God Kids Devotional Book #Giveaway #EveryDayWithGod

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Part of our homeschool routine each day is starting off with reading from a kids devotional and my son would like you to know that his new favorite is Every Day with God from VeggieTales. We were using another one but he prefers this as a kids devotional because “it’s short and talks about God.” I wish I could tell you that he loves learning from it or so much more but that was his reasoning and I can’t argue with his honest opinion. From my perspective as a parent, it’s a pretty … [Read more...]

Why My Family Chooses to Homeschool

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen me posting using #homeschooling, missed my cute first day of school pictures and made the guess that we’re choosing to homeschool this year. If you didn’t, here’s my big announcement: We’re homeschooling my oldest son this year. When we considered who he is as a person and a student and what he needs as well as what his school was able to deliver, the choice to homeschool  was the best choice now and we’re committed for this year. Honestly, it … [Read more...]