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Celebrate Strong Hair at #HairfinityStyle Twitter Party #ad

My hair has been through a lot. I’ve worn it naturally, with no chemical relaxers since May 2009. My last relaxer was right before my wedding. Ever since then, I’ve been on a journey to help my hair bounce back. I am a ...

Atlanta Area
Atlanta Baby and Child Expo

  Here’s all the information you need to know for the fifth annual Atlanta Baby and Child Expo.  When I was pregnant with A.J., I was also new to Atlanta. No friends or relatives nearby. I went to Google to find my OB/GYN ...

Take a Little One to Lunch at the Sun Dial Restaurant

When I lived in Mississippi and would visit Atlanta for conferences or to see friends, I loved to visit the Sun Dial Restaurant at the top of The Westin Peachtree Plaza. It’s 71 stories up in the sky and gives you an amazing view ...

Figuring Out 40
Envy: What a Waste of Time!

Welcome back to what’s become “Midlife Monday” when I tackle my Figuring Out 40 Journey. Some things I’ve mastered by age 40, but there’s still plenty of work to be done. Envy is of the ...

The Power in Asking: “Can We Start Over?”

As I grow into my 40’s,  one of the things I’m working on is becoming more forgiving. I struggle with letting issues go. A Facebook friend recently posted an image that showed how forgiving you are ...

Black Women in Journalism Who Broke Down Barriers

This week’s #FiguringOut40 Series is a bit different because I wanted to celebrate Women’s History Month on a personal level. As I look back on my TV news career, there were Black women in journalism ...

2015 Over 40 and Fabulous Atlanta Contest: Vote Daily for Joyce Brewer

  Thanks to a select group of friends I asked to nominate me, I’ve made it to the finalist stage for the 50th Annual Over 40 and Fabulous Contest by Best Self Atlanta Magazine. Since I moved here in ...

Talk Show
[VIDEO] Teaching Children to Save Money on HLN’s The Daily Share

I recently appeared on HLN’s The Daily Share cable TV show to talk about new research showing almost half of Black American families have NO emergency savings fund. It’s also a disappointing trend for ...

(VIDEO) Dos and Dont’s of Birthday Parties

Planning birthday parties are the new parenting land mines! Every time I see a social media post from friend who’s planning their child’s party, they seem stressed out. There are a lot of twists, turns ...

(Video) I Support Child-Free Restaurants

Yes, you read that title correctly. I’m a mommy blogger who supports child-free restaurants. Usually my colleagues come out and rant against this trent – every time it’s headline news that a ...

(VIDEO) Behind the Scenes: Part I

You may have noticed I’ve changed things around a little bit. I’ve changed the look of the blog and will continue to make updates until I find what’s the best fit. Instead of “Connecting Moms ...

[VIDEO] Disney Dreamers Academy Deadline & Tracey D. Powell Interview

For high school students with big dreams, Disney’s Dreamers Academy with help from TV Host Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine, presents a three day intensive workshop every year. One hundred students are chosen ...

[VIDEO] New ABC Show black-ish: Don’t Compare it to The Cosby Show! #blackishABC

Check out my YouTube video showcasing why I hope people won’t compare the new ABC Show black-ish to The Cosby Show and keep reading for more details on the show including its controversial name. New ABC Show ...

News & Information
Fitness Friday: [VIDEO] 3 Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet for Kids

Before I get to my interview on the benefits of gluten-free diet for kids, I’ve got to discuss my week as a vegetarian. The staff at the (now ...

Triumph Through Tears at the Wells Fargo My Untold Dinner

When I was invited to join a group of Atlanta-area influencers at an exclusive dinner to share how past experience moves and motivates us, I wasn’t sure ...

Where to Buy Affordable Workout Clothes

When I challenged myself to get more physically active, I realized I had very few options for workout clothes in my dresser. Some of my old fitness stuff ...

4 Films That Remind Me of Our Love Story + $50 Family Dollar GC Giveaway

After Valentine’s Day and the Academy Awards back to back, I’ve been thinking a lot about films. I don’t go to the theater as I’d ...

Easy School Fundraiser with Tea Collection Clothing

Tea Collection’s Spring School Days program is launching in March! You can help your school just by shopping for your favorite globally-inspired kids ...

How to Take a Digital Diet

I noticed that I spend way too much time “plugged in.” I carry my iPhone everywhere. I’m always using my social media apps to manage my ...

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe Passed Down by Generations

My dream is to be the type of woman who can walk into a kitchen and whip up an amazing meal without a recipe. I am not that type of woman. A recipe is my ...

Hair Regimen Advice for Naturals with Dandruff

I’ve had bouts with dandruff ever since I was in high school. I thought that when I went natural (stopped using chemical relaxers to straighten) that ...

Deals & Discounts
Tea Collection 2015 : Summer Beach Style for Boys

Every Spring, I go through A.J.’s summer clothes to see what fits and what doesn’t. Some of his shorts still fit from last year after I let out ...

Get Runway Ready Hair with TRESemmé® at Walgreens

  You would think that for Fall my schedule would calm down a bit. Actually it’s quite different. I just attended the Type A Parent Blogging ...

Celebrate @MommyTalkShow Reaching 8K Twitter Followers with $50 Family Dollar Gift Card Giveaway

Whoo hoo!! I’m so happy that this week I reached 8,000 Twitter followers and to celebrate I’m giving away a $50 Family Dollar Gift Card. It’s thanks ...

Product Review
Soul Sessions Book Review: Delve Into Soul Mates, After Life and Free Will

  Haven’t you felt a déjà vu? Met someone who was the spitting image of a relative who’s passed away? Heard your child do or say ...

Summer is the Perfect Time to Feed Your Hair Real Food & $25 Family Dollar Gift Card Giveaway #FDBlogNGive

  With all that summer has to offer, it’s easy to forget to take care of your hair during your fun in the sun. Yes, you can bring a floppy hair ...

Marula Oil: The Next Big Thing To Protect Skin

I’ve been fighting a battle with dry skin long before I become a mother. First, I’m don’t drink enough water. Secondly, I’ve lived ...