How to Handle Being Dumped—By a friend!

You would have thought I stole her boyfriend, well her husband rather, or left the backdoor of her townhouse open and let her dog run away.  I could see if I talked about her kid, or stole from her purse (do people still do that anymore), but I didn’t do any of those things; nothing […]

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Is 40 the New 20? The Reality of the 4th Decade

Feeling confident in yourself– whether that’s regarding your looks, your life path, or simply as it pertains to who you are as a person– is challenging at any age, but you step into an entirely different ball game after you hit 40.  I can remember having my first child at 26 and noticing the shift […]

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Fix these 3 Mindsets, Watch Your Money Grow!

Okay, so here is the trend—only publicize your wins, accentuate the highlights, and by all means, hide all mistakes and flaws; but, trends, just like rules, should be broken sometimes.  Now, if you knew my husband and I, say, ten years ago, you would have probably labeled us as financially successful.  Were we wealthy?  No!  […]

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10 Things I Would Gladly Be Thankful For!

November has long been known to be the month of thanksgiving, both literally and figuratively; a time when people are ready dig deep within themselves, to pull out the gratitude that they’ve overlooked all year.   It’s a noble endeavor—I guess.  Or, maybe it’s just a way for some of us to feel less like […]

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Self Care: 7 People You Just Can’t Help

“You’re a Queen Mother,” he told me, “inside of you is a medicine that will help many people!”  Those were the words of the Ghanaian Shaman with whom I met to give me insight into my life’s path.  I cried—not just because of that, but because he also spoke about my grandmother, with whom I […]

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How to Be a Night Owl– And STILL Win!

I have been made to feel subpar for a character trait that I simply cannot change for far too long—today I’m fighting back!  Okay, that’s not exactly true—I’ve been in my own, subconscious, mini rebellion against both the sunrise and the dawn for as long as I can remember; it’s just that today I’ve come […]

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Message From Mo’Nique: Have an Open Marriage, Don’t Cheat!

There is this unspoken rule that couples have when they marry, it goes a little something like this: “I (insert spouse’s name here), agree to only ever have sex with you (insert other spouse’s name here), because I will only ever want to have sex with you, but, if I ever do  have sex with […]

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Please Don’t Go There! What happens when mothers Compete.

Oh, the wonderful world of Competition-Land—have you visited lately? It’s a special place where mothers gather, in groups of at least two or more, to do the male equivalent of the penis swing; only women don’t have penises, which makes it even more annoying and  bizarre. Today, while I sat waiting for one of my children […]

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Dating and Relationships: 20 Questions to know by the 3rd Date!

When I was around 19 or 20, I dated a guy for weeks without ever knowing his home phone number or even where he lived.  Whenever we’d go out, he’d drive us about an hour away, to the major city nearby—which I looked at as both exciting and fun.  That was until the day his […]

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Love and Marriage: 7 Ways that Hollywood Lied!

In so many instances, love stories on television betray the minds of people who watch, by frequently displaying picturesque views of how couples mange to both fall in and stay in love.  Having been in my own marriage for the past 15 years, I’ve come to see that often times, when romantic unions are shown, […]

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