Why America Owes an Apology to the Family of Dr. King

An Apology for the family of Dr King

This is a personally inspired post. It was only through my own experiences as a family member who felt the hatred of America on a minuscule stage that I really came to this conclusion. I was living with the knowledge that if something tragic would have occurred in the aftermath, all the voices of support would be reduced to setting-up a Go-Fund Me account while my family would be left to pick up the pieces once the news cycle moved on. America owes the family of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a … [Read more...]

Choose JOY

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I feel like we’ve had this New Year’s haze in the air. Everyone is happy with the expectation of newness. I know I was part of the “Looking Forward to 2016!” crowd last month. However, with only a few days into the new year, things are just as busy and full as they were at the end of last year. I have been slammed with unexpected challenges that have tried to knock me off of the “New Year, New Things” happy vibes. It was in the midst of this that I realized it’s about the choices I made and what … [Read more...]

How to Practice Self-Compassion – #1000Speak

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Today I’m honored to join bloggers all over the world in raising their voices for compassion today. I jumped right into it because I think the world needs a little more compassion or as I like to think of it grace for each other. Being totally honest, I am not always the most compassionate person. I think I am but I don’t extend it equally and I sometimes forget this compassion when it comes to those who I perceived who have wronged me in some way. I know that usually something that happens … [Read more...]

Love is Everyday

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  I can’t believe it’s almost Valentine’s Day already. Somehow it’s just kind of snuck up on me so I’m glad that Love is Everyday in our family. It sounds kind of cheesy but I’ll stand firm on it. February is a little extra full of love in our house this year for a few years. Truly, I know Love is Everyday, just like being superhero family is based in being a family everyday. I realized that our 10 year 6 month anniversary was last Saturday. The 6 months aren’t usually what you … [Read more...]

Living #Kwanzaa

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Today is the final day of Kwanzaa. This is the first year that I've broadly shared it and I feel like I need to clarify a few things. First off, it's not a new or trendy thing for me and my family. My Kwanzaa celebrations go way back. Personally, my family has not had the most boring year. My family has grown with a new baby. My husband and I both lost people close to us this year but we also are continuing to celebrate the wonderful times we spent with our family and friends. The circle of … [Read more...]

Six Organizations I Support on #GivingTuesday

Organizations I support on Giving

  This year, I’m all about Giving Tuesday. I didn’t shop Black Friday but I really want to make an impact on #GivingTuesday. While it’s only one day, I’m proud to say that I support all these organizations year round because they do good work. I’ve vetted them with Charity Navigator to make sure that they actually are accountable and doing what I believe they are. They are listed in no particular order of preference. It's just a list. Save the Children … [Read more...]

The Sandals Foundation at #BeachesMoms

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My family had an amazing time at Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos. You can read more about our trip here.  However, one of the things that made me love it even more was learning about the Sandals Foundation. The Sandals Foundation is the reflection of the Stewart Family’s love for their home in Caribbean and their way of reaching out to their extended family. Adam Stewart, is the CEO of Sandals Resorts International (SRI) but also has made the Sandals Foundation a priority by choosing to serve as … [Read more...]