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A Few of My Favorite Things: #BlackOwnedEverything Edition

I'm not shy about the fact that gifting is my love language. I literally get giddy when my husband says, " I have a surprise on the way" – (because who isn't ordering everything online these days) and I pester him until the surprise arrives.For just a while I get to...

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Black & Wealthy: Why I Refuse to Work Harder

My dad on vacation the summer before his untimely transition. When my father was killed, on Labor Day 2013, I decided that “work your way to wealth” would not be my work-life model. You see, my dad was the quintessential American black man. A highly respected Army...

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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

Fill your feelings and grow your life 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,...

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How to Keep a Well Prepared Home

        I moved into my very first apartment when I was 20 years old.   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...

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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

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...

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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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