5 reasons I have the Luxury to Sleep in. Can you afford it?

On a typical day, I get up when I feel like it.  As of late, that falls between 9:30 and 10.  My baby girl will sometimes be snuggled next to me, and my other children will likely be lounging in their beds.  No one except my husband and sometimes, my youngest son, is an early […]

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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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The Mental Battle: An Escape From Perfectionism

The entire crowd was screaming out of control, only it wasn’t for me—it was because I’d failed—fallen, lost control and let it show—I’ll never forget that day.  I was either in 6th or 7th grade at the time, on stage in front of an auditorium full of kids, dancing with two other girls.  We’d put together a […]

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Do You NEED a Husband? 10 Reasons Why the Answer Might be YES!

Is “singleness” a thing?  And by thing, I mean, in the same vain as how people take pride in, let’s say, being stylish, or tech savvy, or entrepreneurial maybe?  It’s been something I’ve wondered for the past several years, as I’ve encountered more and more women who seem to rally behind this notion of being […]

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The Standard of Beauty– Who actually Fits in?

There is a female, a distant friend, who always tells me that I’m beautiful– my response is always to thank her for being “kind”…………………….. There is a lady who always downplays the compliments I give, yet, she’s one of the  of most stylish that I know,………………………. There is a little girl, with sparkling eyes and […]

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With Self Awareness comes Harsh Truth!

Picture this—sophomore year of high school, me and a group of friends sitting in the cafeteria across from a more casual friend—for the sake of anonymity, let’s call her Rosalee.  Now, by 90’s standards, which would include everything hot on BET videos and MTV Raps, Rosalee was the epitome of what one would consider fly: […]

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How to Be Confident While Loosing Weight!

  Most people pack on the weight in college, they call it the freshman 15; I was different, in college I actually dropped weight and was the thinnest I’d ever been.  I didn’t eat any pork or red meat, my beverage of choice was water (excluding occasional alcoholic trysts) and I rarely ever ate any […]

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The Fine Art of Doing Nothing—You can do it Too!

I’m going to share something with you that I’m quite sure is fairly common, albeit it’s still taboo:  There are days when I do absolutely nothing, and about this I give absolutely zero fux! Now, I have to tell you I heard this concept (how to stop giving a fuc) a while ago listening to Sarah […]

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