Remember These Games ? [ sharing traditions ]

Hey Moms, Isn’t it funny how having kids of your own jogs your memory of how you grew up: the things you did, places you went, games you played. I recently started reflecting (more than usual ūüėč)¬†about fun games I used to play as a kid that I should start playing with my kids. In‚Ķ Read More »

I Had To Do It! [ my favorite movies this time of year ]

Hey Moms, Welcome to winter! ¬†Okay, maybe we have until December 22nd before the first official day of winter but if you are a mom in Chicago, today you met the inaugural¬†snow fall of the season. ¬†And it WAS slushy!!! ¬†The snow fell¬†constantly from 9am to 6pm – that’s over 8 hours straight! ¬†Visibility was‚Ķ Read More »

I LOVE My Hair – Building Hair Confidence In Girls

Hey Moms, I have straight brown hair – I have my entire life. ¬†I remember going through many seasons of wanting curly hair…actually the seasons might have been years…but it certainly was common among not just me, but most girls, to wanted what they didn’t have. Different colored eyes. ¬†Different color skin perhaps. ¬†Different shaped‚Ķ Read More »

I Just Called To Say ‘I Love You’ [call 3 people]

Hey Moms, Today…really TODAY…shift your energy. ¬†Be a catalyst for change. ¬†‚úĆÔłŹ This week was hard for many. ¬†So, what do we do now?¬†ūüėĀ Well, there are many ways we can be more involved in our communities and politics. ¬†There’s definitely more work to do there.¬†‚úä Another way you can shift your feelings closer to‚Ķ Read More »

Change is A Verb – Just Do It !

Hey Moms, So I was sitting in my girlfriend‚Äôs stunning house in Montclair, NJ, sharing with her about my mini life-crisis. ¬†It was the first time we were experiencing her new pool with accompanying pool house and the weather was perfect – hot enough for a dip with just enough clouds in the sky. ¬†My‚Ķ Read More »

WOW – The Motivated Moms Tour ! [ Recap ]

Hey Moms, A couple of weeks ago, I got the opportunity to participate in The Motivated Moms Tour. ¬†This was a first annual 4-city tour, started by my good friend LaToyia Dean-Dennis, with the focus on inspiring moms to be great women and extraordinary moms. First off, LaToyia is a great person to know and‚Ķ Read More »

Take Down Some Chairs

Hey Moms, Happy TALK Tuesday! Here’s my question for you today: what chairs can you take down? Last week I posted on social media about the magic word “no.” ¬†This word is magical because we, as women and moms, have such a tendency to say “yes” to everything. ¬†Next thing you know we are hustling‚Ķ Read More »

Your Manifest Assignment Today! [ I’m back…]

Hey Moms! HOLA! HOLA! HOLA! Geez! I haven’t posted in what feels like forever! ¬†Well…a lot has changed! ¬†I have good reason to have been away for so long. ¬†Trust me. Hopefully my writing has improved during my sabbatical and you will find less grammatical errors. ¬†If not, just continue to forgive me and let’s‚Ķ Read More »

How to Survive a Flight Delay with Kids

Hey Moms, As if flying with children wasn‚Äôt enough, what is a (single) mom suppose to do when faced with a 2-hour flight delay‚Ķon the tarmac at that?! ¬†Yes, that means we 1) pit-stopped at the ladies bathroom, 2) patiently waited for Group 3 to be called, 3) thanked the airline clerk who reassigned our‚Ķ Read More »

I Think I Found My(self) A Cheerleader [ Fight. Fight. Fight to Live Greatly ]

Hey Moms, Have you ever cheer-leaded before? You know, pom-poms with some choreographed stepping? ¬†I used to be a cheer co-captain back in elementary school…what I wouldn’t give to see a picture of us back then.¬†ūüėā What I love about cheering is the contagious energy from cheerer to audience. ¬†Cheerleaders can really get the crowd‚Ķ Read More »