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Tune in to the Successful Mompreneurs World Summit

While I love traveling to conferences and events, as well as hosting my own, it’s difficult for me to travel for too long without a lot of planning for my husband to miss work. So when Rev. Jenenne Macklin invited me to take part ...

Learn From a Jena 6 Protestor and More Inspiring Stories (Video) #BlackHistoryMonth

Throughout my career as a TV journalist I faced the personal challenge of covering racial incidents. Never was this more apparent than when I worked in Mississippi as a TV news anchor and reporter. There were allegations of racism in ...

Health
What Being 40 Pounds Overweight REALLY Feels Like

You may not be able to identify with me if you’ve always been naturally thin. Or if your weight is right on par with all the medical charts based on your age and weight. If the gym is part of your daily/weekly routine, then ...

Talk Show
Most Watched Mommy Talk Show YouTube Videos of 2015

Whew! That was fast. 2015 flew by and I’m pumped up for 2016. There were a bunch of peaks and pits last year here on my parenting talk show. I ...

[VIDEO] Teal Pumpkin Project Halloween Ideas on CBS 46 “Atlanta Plugged In

As a Food Allergy Mom, I had knew I needed to share the Teal Pumpkin Project with as many families as I could. So I asked CBS 46 Atlanta Plugged In if I ...

(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 ...

Travel & Auto
5 Must-Do Steps After You Buy a Car

I just endured the pain of car shopping. After weeks of visiting used car lots, looking at online listings and Google searching vehicle reviews, I finally found a reliable car. The only problem is I now have a car ...

[VIDEO] How the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Handled in the Rain @MitsuCars #DriveMitsubishi

I wish I had wonderful photos filled with sunshine and sunbursts of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander. But I don’t.  The week I drove it for an auto review was one of the wettest weeks of December. But hey, it ...

Family
Family-Friendly Black History Month Movies & $100 Netflix Gift Card Giveaway

Even at five years old, our son A.J. is keenly aware of race and his brown skin. Although he’s always attended schools where there are people who look like him – and people who don’t – he ...

Family Goals Planner {Free Printable}

2015 was a blast for our family thanks to safe travels and A.J. having a blast attending his first year of public school. But we did very little planning. We were winging it for much of the year. Imagine how much ...

Atlanta Area
Watch Scope Day Atlanta: Live Streaming from City Attractions #ScopeAtlanta

This Saturday I’m teaming up with influencers and Atlanta-area attractions to how case the best of the city. We’re livestreaming on Periscope, ...

(VIDEO) Snow Tubing at Stone Mountain Park Is Amazingly Fun

I’m not the most physically adventurous person. Walking and jogging are OK. I climbed a rock wall on a cruise years ago. But that’s about it. ...

Atlanta Noon Year’s Eve Events for Children

Until my friend Alix told me about a Noon Year’s Eve party she hosted for her daughter and friends – I had no idea these parties existed. But ...

Twitter Parties
[VIDEO] How to Become Twitter Famous and Get More Followers

  The first time someone called me Twitter Famous I was pretty surprised. Yes, I loved to tweet  about family-friendly brands and I even get paid to ...

Join #GameChangers #TwitterParty w/ @UptownMagazine @Kia 2/11 at 7p ET

You may not realize it, but you’re a #GameChanger. Think back. Something happened in your life where you had to switch gears, take a different path ...

Join the #GameChanger Uptown Magazine & Kia Motors Twitter Party 11/18 at 7p ET

  When I look back on the last six years of my life, it’s been a whirlwind. I went from a single and sassy local TV news anchor in Jackson, ...

Figuring Out 40
Lord, Help Me Journal for the Next 30 Days #NaBloPoMo

When I was a teenager, I kept a journal and wrote in it regularly. I detailed the silliest thing in my life. What happened in junior high. Which boys liked me and who didn’t. When  I was in college, I kept track of what I wore ...

When Will Mommy Guilt STOP?

“Why do you have to leave all day?” “Why do you leave your child?” “Do you LIKE to leave your child?” “How long will you be gone?” “Will you be home when I wake up? These are just a ...

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 things I’m ...

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 Sunday, I did my family’s shopping at THREE DIFFERENT STORES. 1. My first stop was ...

Beauty & Style
Tea Collection Holiday Sweepstakes

Just in time for the holidays I had to share this amazing sweepstakes with you because the prizes will be enjoyed by your whole family. I’ve told you ...

My Bra Doesn’t Fit

I decided to get fitted for a new bra today. After the feeling of underwired bras poking me and straps slipping daily. That’s it.  I’m taking ...