Let Freedom Ring: A Message to Our Daughters

Let Freedom Ring: A Message to Our Daughters

This post is dedicated to all of my little princesses out there who’ve ever felt left out, rejected, lonely, unaccepted, and unloved. My message is simple today: YOU ARE ENOUGH and YOU ARE LOVED! As a mom of a 7-year old African American, kinky curly-haired...
Worthy Of Love and Meaningful Relationships

Worthy Of Love and Meaningful Relationships

I recently came back from a trip to Utah with two of my dearest friends.   Despite the fact that I rarely do that sort of thing, I went through with it. I’ve always had my “reasons” for why I wouldn’t take trips without my husband and children. Those...
True Authenticity Pt. 2: Clearing Up the Misconception

True Authenticity Pt. 2: Clearing Up the Misconception

Last week we dealt with one part of what authenticity in its purest form looks like. This week, I’d like to clear up the misconception a little further. For many, “being real” gives them an excuse to be a royal pain in the you know what. You have these people that go...
True Authenticity Pt.1 : Don’t Fake the Funk

True Authenticity Pt.1 : Don’t Fake the Funk

I recently went through a personal challenge in my life that tested my authenticity. Most people, when they think of “keeping it real” or “being real”, they tend to refer to how they conduct themselves or how they behave. I did too. Whenever I...
Growing Pains

Growing Pains

It’s 4 a.m., I’m sound asleep…I mean the R.E.M. kind of sleep. All of the sudden I feel a gentle tap on my shoulder. As I try to resist the prompting to open my eyes, I feel the tap again followed by the gentle whisper of my name, “Mom”....
The Myth of Success

The Myth of Success

Good ole success. That’s a word that is like music to many of our ears. For as long as I can remember, success or being successful was likened to having a desirable career, being married (whether happy or not), a couple of kids, a house (even if you went into...