Girl Get Your Shine On: It Is Never Too Early To Practice Gratitude, Self-Love, and Reflection

As the old folks say, “I can’t hold water.” I am super excited to share my new book project which will be available for purchase in April. This one is for the kiddos! Girl Get Your Shine On: It Is Never Too Early To Practice Gratitude, Self-Love, and Reflection is all about encouraging girls (agesContinue reading “Girl Get Your Shine On: It Is Never Too Early To Practice Gratitude, Self-Love, and Reflection”

Oh, The Places I Will Go: 4 Places I Plan To Spend Time In As A Wandering Empty-Nester

I will be 55 when my youngest daughter graduates from high school. Who says you can’t be a wandering empty-nester? My most recent major life decision freed me from a mortgage and home maintenance. This freedom has made me start seeing my empty-nester possibilities in a whole new light! All I can think about areContinue reading “Oh, The Places I Will Go: 4 Places I Plan To Spend Time In As A Wandering Empty-Nester”

The Last Trip: Cancun, Mexico

On March 11th, I got on what would be my last plane ride for a while. As three (it was supposed to be five but two backed out) of my friends and I boarded the plane to Cancun, we were bombarded with family and friends calling us crazy for getting on a plane and goingContinue reading “The Last Trip: Cancun, Mexico”

Movie Night/Movie Day/Movie Anytime

Movie night or binge-watching TV series is another wonderful way to connect with your kids. Movie night is a big thing for my 11-year-old and her dad. She is always giving me a rundown of the cool movies they watch together when she is with him. Movie night with me, not so cool! I willContinue reading “Movie Night/Movie Day/Movie Anytime”

Taken for Granted

At the beginning of the year, no one could have told me that in three months, life as we know it would be TOTALLY different. I would have looked at them sideways. Our “new normal” has made me grow a deep appreciation for the things that I did with ease before COVID-19. Something so simpleContinue reading “Taken for Granted”

I Don’t Want To Go To College BUT I Need To Make Money

Not sure if a four-year college is for you and not really sure what you want to do with your life, but you know that you need to earn income? Have you considered a skilled trade? Women often overlook opportunities in the skilled trade sector because these careers have traditionally been considered jobs for men.Continue reading “I Don’t Want To Go To College BUT I Need To Make Money”

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 a few people that seem disgruntled with our election process. They look to the last presidential election to support their argument that their vote doesContinue reading “Your Vote Matters”

Black in the Ivy League

Growing up, I always knew that I needed to go to college. As a low-income, first-generation Black woman with immigrant parents, I figured it was my best chance. However, it wasn’t until I began my senior year that I’d seriously thought about where I would end up after I got my high school diploma. FollowingContinue reading “Black in the Ivy League”

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 flash of confusion come across her face because I have used some lingo that she does not understand. Then I have to sit down andContinue reading “A Vocabulary Lesson for Our Moms”

5 Things a Girl Needs to Know in Order to Begin Her College Application Process

So my mom has been asking me to write this post for a while. Thanks to social distancing I have run out of excuses as to why I don’t have the time. Once I sat down and actually completed this task, I realized I could have done this a long time ago and would notContinue reading “5 Things a Girl Needs to Know in Order to Begin Her College Application Process”