How to Walk in Heels

Yes, You CAN Forget How to Walk in Heels #FiguringOut40

For the last five years I've become way too comfortable in my flip flops, sneakers and ballet flats. So much so that I realized you CAN forget how to walk in heels. It was a startling realization because when I was a local TV News Anchor & Reporter I wore high heels to work almost every day. Even on big stories where I had to walk a mile or two, I could easily sport a pair of pumps. No … [Read More...]

Holiday Gift Guide

JORD Wood Watch on Arm

#HipHubby Holiday Gift Idea: JORD Wood Watches

While my post-motherhood fashion has taken a turn for the worse, my husband has stayed in his groove. So when JORD Wood Watches asked me to review one of their creations for the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, I declined one for myself and asked to review a men's watch for my #HipHubby category. Here's my husband sporting the Sully design with the Cherry face that retails for $139. I chose this color … [Read More...]


LG OLED TV is a Great Home Theater Gift from @BestBuy #OLEDatBestBuy #HintingSeason

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. One of my long-term goals is to create a home theater for our family. My husband is a huge college football fan. Our son loves animated movies and Disney Jr. shows. I'd be happy to throw a marathon watch party for  my all-time favorite TV Show, … [Read More...]

Twitter Parties


Join me for the #PBandG Twitter Party 12/4 from 1-2p EST

Photo Credit: Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party all about fun treats for the family!  On Thursday, December 4th at 1pm ET, please join us for the #PBandG Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing sharable baking recipes, and giving you a chance to win prizes! Whenever our son sees us walk into the kitchen to prepare a meal he … [Read More...]

Talk Show Topic

Joyce at Blackish Screening

[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 black-ish Video recap: "I feel like I’m especially qualified to tell you to make this distinction as a … [Read More...]

[VIDEO] How to get a Free EpiPen Coupon ~

Summer Survival Series: [VIDEO] How to get a Free EpiPen Coupon

Part of surviving this summer includes being ready for emergencies including allergic reactions to foods, bug bites and allergens. As a food allergy mom, I'm sharing how to be prepared for emergencies in case you or your children need an epipen. This video explains how to get a free epipen coupon through December 31, … [Read More...]

Atlanta Area News

little pink book

Lessons from the Little PINK Book Fall Luncheon to Jump Start Your New Year #Pink10

As 2014 comes to a close, I'm looking back and looking ahead thanks largely to some stories from female executives at the country's top companies and institutions. This week I got to hear them at The Little PINK Book Fall Luncheon thanks to the Everywhere Agency. The vendors and activities kept me thinking too. Keep reading to find your own New Year's inspiration from the 10th Annual Fall Empowerment Luncheon. This … [Read More...]

Chef Marc Forgione

Learn Holiday Recipes from Chef Marc Forgione at Lenox Mall Macy’s 11/8 at Noon

Around our home we have a bit of a holiday tradition for the menu. I cook my famous Over the Rainbow Macaroni and Cheese, a few crescent rolls and sweet potato pie. We leave the rest of the side dishes and meats to my husband. I stay in my safe lane when it comes to cooking. But this year I'd love to be a bit more adventurous. Would you?  As part of a sponsored campaign through the Everywhere Agency and Macy's … [Read More...]

First Professional Home Cleaning

Before Your First Professional Home Cleaning, Consider These Three Things!

First Professional Home Cleaning Although getting a professional home cleaning service has been on my wish list long before I become a Wife and Mother, I finally released my control-freak-ism when an Atlanta-owned company reached out to me. Plus, Clean Corp was willing to give away a home cleaning service to one of my qualifying readers in Atlanta. It’s a win-win for us both! I was pleased with the service and … [Read More...]

Figuring Out 40

The Over 40 Friendship Prayer #FiguringOut40 ~

The Over 40 Friendship Prayer #FiguringOut40

I debated how to tackle this subject of female friendships once you turn 40 (or you may have noticed issues in your 30’s). In the last month I've had two significant friendships change. I won't go into the details of who did what to whom or who's right or wrong. Those things are all subject to interpretation. But what … [Read More...]

5 Things I'll Stop Saying in the New Year ~

(VIDEO) 5 Things I’ll Stop Saying in the New Year #FiguringOut40

Happy New Year! While many of you are jogging and working out, I admit I'm not…yet. Instead, I'm focusing on ways to change my attitude and outlook for 2014.  So much of what we say determines how we look at things. I've shared with you my challenges with depression, even though I've had an amazing 2013. Going forward … [Read More...]

Great Things Happened to Me in 2013, But I Was Still Depressed #FiguringOut40

Great Things Happened to Me, But I Was Still Depressed #FiguringOut40

I know a lot of you are working on resolutions for 2014, but I'm still focused on 2013. Although it was a great year for me professionally with this parenting talk show and and other opportunities, I was still depressed for most of the year. Still Depressed Yes. I suffer from depression even though I have - an … [Read More...]

Deals & Discounts

Tresemme Walgreens

Get Runway Ready Hair with TRESemmé® at Walgreens #ad

  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 Conference in Atlanta, I'm getting ready for Bloggy … [Read More...]

$50 My Family Dollar Giveaway

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 largely to many of you who I’ve connected with in … [Read More...]

Save on Back to School Eyeglasses from JCPenny Optical ~

Save on Back to School Eyeglasses at JCPenney Optical

As the parents of a near-sighted child with a drooping eyelid who's been seeing eye specialists since he was a newborn, I thought we were darn there everything about eyeglasses for kids. That … [Read More...]

Back to School Savings with Groupon and Living Social ~

Back to School Savings with Groupon and Living Social

This week I struck up a conversation with a mom in my neighborhood at the frozen yogurt shop. She had a tablet and books on her table. This mom was on a mission. I asked if she was using the yogurt … [Read More...]

Parenting News


Long Term Care Conversations With My Mom #CareConvo

My Father's health took a turn for the worse around 2009 when I had just moved to Atlanta. In fact, he wasn't well enough to travel to our wedding in Savannah, Georgia. I walked myself down the aisle … [Read More...]

Six Scenarios Where the PlaceUs App is Perfect for Moms ~

Six Scenarios Where the PlaceUs App is Perfect for Moms #PlaceUsWeGo

I'm perpetually an on-time person. I hate being late and it annoys me when others do the same. To me, it's disrespectful of our time.  I'm learning more about the PlaceUs app through a sponsored … [Read More...]

Holiday Helper

Hire a Holiday Helper and Relieve Your Stress!

I survived Halloween and fall festivals at our son’s school, I’m getting ready to travel to see our family for Thanksgiving week and Christmas Day is fast approaching. Then I had an epiphany – I need … [Read More...]

What is Your End Game

What Is Your End Game? The Question Every Mompreneur and Blogger Should Answer!

“What Is Your End Game?” That was the battle cry of the Bloggy Bootcamp I attended in Atlanta earlier this month. It was presented by Sway Group and SITS Girls, a blogging network I’ve worked with … [Read More...]