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...]

#100HappyDays & 50 Things That Make ME Happy

100 Happy days Challenge

  If you haven’t heard of it, there’s a challenge that asks people to share a picture of what makes them happy for 100 days. You can officially register on the website and they track your progress. They do ask that you use a hashtag for tracking. The official one is #100HappyDays but you can even create your own if you want to limit the public sharing of your pictures. The full details are here at 100HappyDays.com. I accepted the challenge but now my phone is broke, so I’m a little … [Read more...]

Mommy to Two Young Children – Mommy and Me Monday

Mommy and Me Monday

This week I was working on my bio for a project and trying to merge a personal one with a professional one. It was a little bit of a challenge because I try to keep things professional and separate. "Mommy to two young children" doesn't exactly scream PROFESSIONAL! But for this project, being a mommy was only an asset. It was an asset because it gave me a unique point of view that I'm sure not many other people can mimic. In honor of that challenge, I decided that I'd participate in my friend … [Read more...]

Five FREE Things to Do in Atlanta With Kids This Summer

atlanta fed

I can’t believe it’s almost May already. School will be out in just a few weeks and that has me looking for fun things we can do over the summer. We have lots of travel planned, a few weeks of camp and then….I was drawing a blank until I created this list. Because we have some larger expenses with the travel, I’m zeroing in on free/low cost and here are the things I’ve found. Strike the Lanes – Kids Bowl Free Stars and Strikes helped me get started with my summer planning because they … [Read more...]

The Light Bulb Moment: Why I Take My Children to Blogging Conferences

The Lightbulb Moment- Why I Take My

    Most of the time when I travel to conferences I bring along my children. My husband tends to work late so it’s a struggle for him to make it to two places before they close at 6:30. Luckily, the conferences I attend as a blogger also recognize that most women bloggers also happen to be moms and provide childcare for us as well. It’s a win/win and they come along. It’s awesome for me because I know that they’re in a safe place and can check in on them whenever I like. They … [Read more...]

How 1/2 mile and 10 years Led to a Full Circle Moment

Google Map with hat

  Last year, I was invited to the White House and it really represented one of those full circle moments in my life. It hit me as I was waiting to be processed through the 1) White House security along with 2) other youth influencers to attend a 3) White House Summit on the Affordable Care Act that I was really living my dream in that moment. The icing on the cake is that I was invited as a private citizen and I flew up for the day with the baby. It was a dream that I never would … [Read more...]

Fearless Friday – 1/17

video winner

I'm starting a new feature on my blog, Fearless Friday. It's just what it says, Friday's are the days when my blog posts are dedicated being fearless and opening myself up. What better way to start then by sharing a very first vlog. I created it for the 2013 BlogHerLicious Vlog contest. This was scary for me to create (and why it's been under wraps). Guess what happened? Yes, I know there's is tons that I would do differently but because I was fearless and did it, I won full … [Read more...]