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What to do in Atlanta Labor Day Weekend

Maybe you see Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta as a signal that it’s the end of summer. But instead of winding down, Atlanta Labor Day weekend is jam-packed with Fun, Food and Football! I highly recommend that you use MARTA public ...

Health
(Giveaway) The Sex Book You Must Read WITH Your Husband

Let me set the scene for an exclusive event I just attended in Atlanta. Thanks to an invitation we gathered in a well-known Brookhaven restaurant’s ...

Healthy Eating Tips for Busy Moms

Unfortunately, when you’re a mom you get stuck surrounded by a lot of grilled cheese, chicken tenders and french fries, and pizza as eating options! ...

Join the August Hydration Challenge & Enjoy a Mocktail Recipe #DrinkVintage #CG

This month I decided I’ve got to get my water intake in check. All signs are indicating that I’m not drinking enough water.  My hair and scalp ...

Beauty & Style
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. Some of my old fitness stuff didn’t fit any longer (especially my sports bras) and I wanted ...

6 Life-Changing Reasons to Rock Short Hair & $25 Family Dollar Giveaway #FDBlogNGive

You may have noticed from the photos I shared on the Mommy Talk Show Facebook page that I CUT MY HAIR.   What’s easier in your book –  long hair or a shorter style? I debated for awhile to cut it. ...

News & Information
Katrina 10 Years Later: Memories from a Former Mississippi TV News Anchor #Katrina10

Many of you know I had a career in local TV news before I launched this site, my YouTube channel and started working with family-friendly brands. You know ...

Atlanta Summer Camps for 5 Year Olds (and Up)

Whoo hoo. Summer is here. No more car pool lane and homework. Bu parents still have plenty of choices to fill in summer break with exciting summer ...

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 ...

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 ...

Family
Hand Your Sitter a Prepaid Card for Summer Fun & Expenses

I decided to take a laid back approach to our summer fun and activities. I registered A.J. for a few camps, took a break from camp for one week, asked his ...

The Unexpected Meltdown at the Library

Awww the lazy days of summer where you relax with your children by the pool. Each day is filled with fun and silliness. Your family collapses into a ...

When Your Child is Old Enough, But Still Not Ready

For the last five years, A.J. has attended mostly half-day preschools. They were the perfect mix of affordable play and child care, then he’d come ...

Disney Memories of Uncle and Nephew  #DisneySMMC

When work demands kept my husband from joining us at the invitation-only 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, I immediately thought about inviting my ...

Talk Show
(VIDEO) How Can I Celebrate the 4th of July When My Heart Aches for America?

This week, I’ve seen so many of my blogging colleagues creating some creative 4th of July crafts, red-white-and-blue drinks, along with festive ...

[VIDEO] We Chose African and Caribbean Summer Reading List Books #GASummerRead

Pre-K has been a breeze for us and the boy is officially ready for kindergarten in the Fall. So far, he doesn’t have any homework. But we still have ...

[VIDEO] HLN Interview: Did Baltimore Mom Abuse or Discipline Her Son?

This week my video blog in support of Baltimore Mom, Toya Graham, went viral!  A cell phone video captured her chasing her son away from the Baltimore ...

[VIDEO] In Support of the Baltimore Mom Who Grabbed Her Son  at the Riots

As the parents of a Black son, we are guarded and careful to make sure that he behaves. Not just because good behavior makes it easier on us, but because ...

[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 ...

(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 ...

(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 ...

(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 ...

Travel & Auto
Weekend Getaway Idea for Atlanta Parents: Visit Athens, GA

For the “20th anniversary of my 22nd birthday” I successfully convinced my husband to take a quick overnight trip to Athens, Georgia. ...

Our Wonderful Week on Long Island

There’s nothing like going to your childhood home with your children. It allows  you to see your house, your parents and your hometown in a whole ...

Headaches Everywhere at LaGuardia Airport

As a native New Yorker who flies home a few times a year, I have to grapple with the decision of where to fly out of – Kennedy, LaGuardia or ...

Figuring Out 40
This May Be the Last Month I Go to the Grocery Store

This is not your typical Figuring Out 40 blog post about midlife. But I’ve reached a point where I have to work smarter not harder. This ...

A Kinder, More Gentle Way to Say “I’m 42 Years Old”

This year I decided I’m not turning 42 years old. I’m not rewinding or stopping the clock either. I’m simply taking a different approach ...

While You’re Waiting for the Perfect Time…

How many times have you heard yourself say, “I’m waiting for the perfect time” or “Everything will be perfect when _____ (fill in ...