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Here’s the truth, I am not a Feminist.

Here’s the truth, I am not a Feminist.

From time immemorial, wars have been waged and fought to protect the value and virtue of women. Women are treasures to any environment we touch when we are in touch with our true power, rather than waiting for permission –– and that is precisely why I am not a feminist.

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#FeminineSuccessPicks: My Quarantine Book List

I've had a lot more time to read these days. I can't say that the time wasn't there before – we've been living a time-rich lifestyle for over 5 years now – so I guess, it's my mindset that's changed. Like most women I know, quarantine has caused me to pause the parts...

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How to Keep a Well Prepared Home

Years ago, when I moved into my very first apartment, I remember calling my grandmother to celebrate the moment. My grandmother raised me until I was 3 and had always been the woman in my life that I could lean on in trials, and laugh with in triumphs – so it was...

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First Look: The NEW Louisiana Children’s Museum

First Look: The NEW Louisiana Children’s Museum

First Look: The New Louisiana Children's Museum If you’ve ever experienced the Louisiana Children’s Museum at the Julia St. location then you know that it is easily one of the most magical spaces where imagination is not only encouraged, but actively cultivated. I...

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My kids are part of my self care

My kids are part of my self care

I know, crazy right? But hear me out.   6 years ago when I went from one child to two, I was stressed out and overwhelmed. Have you ever gotten everything you prayed for and it doesn't fee l like you thought it would? But, you paint on a smile and try to be...

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Are you running away from me-time?

Are you running away from me-time?

How many times have you guilted yourself out of girls night out? What about taking a few indulgent hours of me-time in the middle of the week?   I know I'm not the only mom who has gone to the mall determined to shop for just me and ended up leaving with bags...

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3 strategies for choosing your word for the year

3 strategies for choosing your word for the year

  Have you noticed the new trend of choosing a word for your year instead of making resolutions? I think it's pretty cool and for the last few years I have been choosing a word, several words, or a phrase to kind of help me shape my actions going forward.  ...

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on reclaiming my femininity…

on reclaiming my femininity…

Admitting that you're soft is a hard thing for a woman who walked through life being "tough" so that "no one would mess with me." Looking back, I'm not sure who I thought would mess with me but I definitely know where it was rooted. Being raised in a city like New...

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forgiveness & fertility : my journey

forgiveness & fertility : my journey

At 19, I didn't know much. Of course, I thought I knew it all but we all know how that goes. I was living fast, expressing what I thought was freedom and running. I was running hard and fast from myself, from my past, from looking in the mirror – and most of all, from...

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On moving away from my “masculine”

On moving away from my “masculine”

  "She's so angry!" "She's too aggressive" "She's so loud" At some point, every woman of color has heard this, either about herself or about another woman of color. Our first instinct is usually to turn up our noses, huff in annoyance, and give a mean side eye. I...

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