Gen X

8 Minutes and 46 Seconds
When I got home on Friday, I flipped CNN on and climbed in bed, planning to nap to refresh myself after a long drive. As I lay there waiting for …
Social Distancing “Must Watches”
As we all sit around trying to pass the time during this COVID-19 pandemic, I have stumbled across some pretty exciting series that I would consider "must watches." What better …
Track Your Miles: Are You Ready for the 100-Mile Challenge?
We are doing this in June!!! The extreme planner in me is wondering if we have covered all bases so that we can make sure we are successful! So, I …
Do We Have to Be a Society Riddled With Gun Violence?
The Columbine Massacre, which claimed 15 lives occurred 21 years ago, on April 20, 1999. I was 28 years old. Weapons of choice: Intratec TEC-9 Mini; Hi-Point 995 Carbine; Savage …
Anywhere But Here
Allowing the music to take me to a place where I can be set free No longer holding on to the thoughts that consumed me The feelings of wanting to …
The Silent Movement That Has Swept Across America
I don’t care what y’all say, some things in life are just too complicated these days! I remember the days when pubic hair was a sign of womanhood that every …
Living With Lupus
Lupus: a chronic, autoimmune disease that can cause inflammation and pain in any part of your body as your immune system attacks healthy tissue Third Times A Charm, I Hope …
Your Vote Matters
I have come across quite a few young people that seem disgruntled with our election process. Actually, let me not limit this to young people. I have come across quite …
DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE PART IV: Don’t Quit Your Job!
WARNING: If you read this series and suddenly realized your A$! IS BURNED THE F%!K OUT, unless you are Warren Buffet or Bill Gates rich DO NOT QUIT YOUR JOB! …
DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE PART III: Take the Burnout Test
Want to know where you fall on the burnout scale? I saw ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton on a clip from Good Morning America talking about burnout. …
STD/STI: Are you doing your part to take care of your body?
When did it go from being STD's to STI's? Am I the only one that missed the memo? I guess I am an excellent example of why information needs to …
DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE PART II: What is Burnout?
Burnout is not a new phenomenon. It seems that Herbert Freudenberger created the word “burnout” in 1974 when I was 3 years old. In his book, Burnout: The High Cost …
DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE PART I: I Am Burned Out!
I have been a litigator in Eastern North Carolina for 20 years. I have been a mother for 29 years, and for the most part, I have been a single …
FROM ONE MOTHER TO ANOTHER: 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD TEACH YOUR DAUGHTERS
When I entered the motherhood circle at the young age of 19, I got a lot of advice about how to take care of my daughter's physical needs. Breastfeeding, cloth …
Advice to Our Moms: 10 Things We Need You To Know
My co-contributor, Courtney Muhammad, and I decided to be creative this year for Mother's Day. Tight budgets always make our creative juices really flow. LOL! We figured since our moms …
MOTHER’S DAY WISH LIST: for an over 40 empowered mom 🙂
There is something about being over 40 and, almost 50. I am unapologetically living my best life, and it feels so good! I am also unapologetically hyperaware of these bags …
WHY ME
I lived in fear.  Fear is a powerful force. Fear coupled with a society that, consciously or unconsciously, imposes its standards on you, without regard for your individuality, can be …
A Vocabulary Lesson for Our Moms
When I go home for breaks, I always catch up with my mom about what is going on in life and school. Often when talking to her, I see a …
Using My Time Wisely
IMAGINE ME BREATHING A HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF AND SMILING FROM EAR TO EAR AS YOU READ THIS LIST OF 5 THINGS I'VE DONE WHILE BEING SNUGGLED UP IN MY …
It Is 2020 and the U.S. is Still Fighting Over the Equal Rights Amendment…
"Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."-section 1 of the equal rights amendment …