Spotlight

So You Know the Lyrics to Formation, But Not This? Insert Side-Eye!

So You Know the Lyrics to Formation, But Not This? Insert Side-Eye!
February 10, 2016, No Comments on So You Know the Lyrics to Formation, But Not This? Insert Side-Eye!

Money maven Patrice C. Washington is working to help women get their finances in order but after Sunday’s Superbowl with Beyonce busting out with a Formation tour, many women may get a little off-track buying expensive concert tickets. Patrice, the ... Read More»

Our Christmas Vacation at Cabana Bay & Universal Studios; Things to Consider

Our Christmas Vacation at Cabana Bay & Universal Studios; Things to Consider
February 10, 2016, No Comments on Our Christmas Vacation at Cabana Bay & Universal Studios; Things to Consider

As much as I’d love to write this post and give you the breakdown on how to save a few bucks at Universal Studios, there’s not much I can offer you in that area. The truth is, going to Universal ... Read More»

Catch up on some Good Black Flixs & Chill: We’ll give you a $100 Netflix Card for the occasion!

Catch up on some Good Black Flixs & Chill: We’ll give you a $100 Netflix Card for the occasion!
February 1, 2016, No Comments on Catch up on some Good Black Flixs & Chill: We’ll give you a $100 Netflix Card for the occasion!

We’re all grown and if you want to go Netflix and chill with your boo, then DO YOU! 😉 If you don’t know what Netflix and chill means then I’m not here to clue you in. But there’s nothing wrong ... Read More»

Family & Kids/Travel

Our Christmas Vacation at Cabana Bay & Universal Studios; Things to Consider

Our Christmas Vacation at Cabana Bay & Universal Studios; Things to Consider
February 10, 2016, No Comments on Our Christmas Vacation at Cabana Bay & Universal Studios; Things to Consider

As much as I’d love to write this post and give you the breakdown on how to save a few bucks at Universal Studios, there’s not much I can offer you in that area. The truth is, going to Universal ... Read More»

What to expect when your child unknowingly catches pneumonia

What to expect when your child unknowingly catches pneumonia
December 31, 2015, Comments Off on What to expect when your child unknowingly catches pneumonia

Pneumonia is like a sneaky thief that robs you and then stabs you in the back and tries to leave you for dead. I found that out the hard way while on vacation over the Christmas holiday when my 7-year-old son caught ... Read More»

Ways Your Grown Child Is Taking Advantage of You!

Ways Your Grown Child Is Taking Advantage of You!
August 29, 2015, Comments Off on Ways Your Grown Child Is Taking Advantage of You!

Grown children are a trip. I’m writing this in humor but was inspired by my darling 22-year-old daughter Kaelani who moved back home in December. I’m actually happy she moved back home because I’ve been able to really help her ... Read More»

Entertainment & Celebrities

So You Know the Lyrics to Formation, But Not This? Insert Side-Eye!

So You Know the Lyrics to Formation, But Not This? Insert Side-Eye!
February 10, 2016, No Comments on So You Know the Lyrics to Formation, But Not This? Insert Side-Eye!

Money maven Patrice C. Washington is working to help women get their finances in order but after Sunday’s Superbowl with Beyonce busting out with a Formation tour, many women may get a little off-track buying expensive concert tickets. Patrice, the ... Read More»

Barbie’s Newest Curvaceous Dolls are Every Brown Girl’s Dream

Barbie’s Newest Curvaceous Dolls are Every Brown Girl’s Dream
February 1, 2016, No Comments on Barbie’s Newest Curvaceous Dolls are Every Brown Girl’s Dream

Finally. Tall, skinny and blonde dolls are not a reflection of the real world. And they are definitely not a reflection of who I am. I want my brown girls to feel like who they are is everything and you ... Read More»

Jermaine Dupri Hosts ‘The Rap Game’ Premiere Party to Packed House in Atlanta

Jermaine Dupri Hosts ‘The Rap Game’ Premiere Party to Packed House in Atlanta
January 2, 2016, Comments Off on Jermaine Dupri Hosts ‘The Rap Game’ Premiere Party to Packed House in Atlanta

In this day where most kids are playing X-Box inside instead of riding bikes outside, there seems to be a few select kids left who are putting pen to paper and spitting the illest rhymes in hope of securing a ... Read More»

Beauty & Fashion

Raising Brown Girl Magic + Mikaela’s Crazy Knee Socks For a Cause!

Raising Brown Girl Magic + Mikaela’s Crazy Knee Socks For a Cause!
September 4, 2015, Comments Off on Raising Brown Girl Magic + Mikaela’s Crazy Knee Socks For a Cause!

Raising black girls is not easy. It’s not difficult in the way you would think though: sassy mouth girls who are disrespectful who don’t listen and have an ax to grind for no good reason. Nope. That’s not why I’m ... Read More»

OshKosh B’gosh Back to School Clothing Preview with Deeply Discounted Deals

OshKosh B’gosh Back to School Clothing Preview with Deeply Discounted Deals
August 8, 2015, Comments Off on OshKosh B’gosh Back to School Clothing Preview with Deeply Discounted Deals

Oh my GOSH! I had the pleasure of being invited to the OshKosh B’gosh Back to School VIP/Media Party and took a tour of the new Buckhead store. I know the OshKosh brand as a favorite among moms like me (I ... Read More»

Product Reviews

Meet Sadness: Chick-fil-a’s New Crusty & Sad Kale Salad

Meet Sadness: Chick-fil-a’s New Crusty & Sad Kale Salad
January 26, 2016, 1 Comment on Meet Sadness: Chick-fil-a’s New Crusty & Sad Kale Salad

It’s a dream deferred wrapped in disappointment and despair. I want to fit into a bikini by summer and thought I’d stop by Chick-Fil-A to pick up their highly anticipated kale salad.as a sidekick to help me on my weight ... Read More»

A Holiday Gift Guide that helps you get MORE for Less! #TracFoneFamily #Spon

A Holiday Gift Guide that helps you get MORE for Less! #TracFoneFamily #Spon
December 19, 2015, Comments Off on A Holiday Gift Guide that helps you get MORE for Less! #TracFoneFamily #Spon

This holiday season is all about the spirit of giving! So first I’d love to give you some great gift ideas to give your loved ones. Here are my TOP picks! LG Ultimate 2â„¢ Androidâ„¢ It’s time to upgrade your phone ... Read More»

Keurig KOLD has got you covered with a delicious array of refreshing drinks #Spon

Keurig KOLD has got you covered with a delicious array of refreshing drinks #Spon
December 19, 2015, Comments Off on Keurig KOLD has got you covered with a delicious array of refreshing drinks #Spon

As you know this holiday season is a great time to crank up the Keurig and heat up your favorite drinks like some warm egg nog, or hot apple cider. But for those big holiday parties, guests want something refreshing ... Read More»

#MakeAHolidayFace with Delicious Chocolate and Lots of Cheer from Shari’s Berries!

#MakeAHolidayFace with Delicious Chocolate and Lots of Cheer from Shari’s Berries!
December 13, 2015, Comments Off on #MakeAHolidayFace with Delicious Chocolate and Lots of Cheer from Shari’s Berries!

Everybody’s just bursting inside with Christmas cheer this time of the year. The stores are bustling with buyers eagerly looking for bargain gifts. People are so giving and it just makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside to know that ... Read More»

Around Town

Beauty & The Beast at the Fox was a Whimsical Feast

Beauty & The Beast at the Fox was a Whimsical Feast
February 3, 2016, No Comments on Beauty & The Beast at the Fox was a Whimsical Feast

I was invited for an enchanted evening of charm and grandeur with my daughter Milan as we took in the breathtaking scenery of Disney’s Beast and the Beast playing at the Fox Theater, Feb. 2nd -7th! I was in awe ... Read More»

Madeline’s Christmas will warm your heart at Horizon Theatre thru Dec. 31st!

Madeline’s Christmas will warm your heart at Horizon Theatre thru Dec. 31st!
December 20, 2015, Comments Off on Madeline’s Christmas will warm your heart at Horizon Theatre thru Dec. 31st!

It’s back! The wonderful whimsical Madeline’s Christmas is at the Horizon theater and you know this show is near and dear to my heart ever since my daughter Mikaela played one of the 12 girls in last year’s production! This ... Read More»

Home & Living

How You Can Do Everything For Less This Holiday Season #TracFoneFamily #Spon

How You Can Do Everything For Less This Holiday Season #TracFoneFamily #Spon
November 22, 2015, Comments Off on How You Can Do Everything For Less This Holiday Season #TracFoneFamily #Spon

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, that means that the kids and I have a week off and it also means sometimes people like to call and give me MORE to do since I’m a schoolteacher with a whole week ... Read More»

How to Re-purpose a Room & Make a Kids Homework Retreat For Pennies Or Less

How to Re-purpose a Room & Make a Kids Homework Retreat For Pennies Or Less
July 7, 2015, Comments Off on How to Re-purpose a Room & Make a Kids Homework Retreat For Pennies Or Less

I assume that we all have that one room that is either our junk room with loads of stuff we’re stowing away or it’s a very neglected room because we don’t need it at all. Well I have that room ... Read More»

Disney/Pixar/Dreamworks

The Good Dinosaur Adventure Game!

The Good Dinosaur Adventure Game!
November 22, 2015, Comments Off on The Good Dinosaur Adventure Game!

Check this out! I have new family activity sheets inspired by Disney/Pixar’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR including a Dino adventure game, a maze and a make your own Dino-rama tutorial! Are you excited to see this awesome new Pixar movie? So am I! ... Read More»

#StarWars #TheForceAwakens Exclusive Look Using Instagram’s New Landscape Orientation!

#StarWars  #TheForceAwakens Exclusive Look Using Instagram’s New Landscape Orientation!
August 31, 2015, Comments Off on #StarWars #TheForceAwakens Exclusive Look Using Instagram’s New Landscape Orientation!

@StarWars released an exclusive look at their upcoming film, THE FORCE AWAKENS, using Instagram’s new landscape orientation. As part of this collaboration, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is the very first video content to be showcased in this new format ... Read More»

How Khan Academy & Pixar Are Thinking ‘Out Of The Box’ with Brain Boosting Lessons For Your Kids

How Khan Academy & Pixar Are Thinking ‘Out Of The Box’ with Brain Boosting Lessons For Your Kids
August 31, 2015, Comments Off on How Khan Academy & Pixar Are Thinking ‘Out Of The Box’ with Brain Boosting Lessons For Your Kids

I’m already into Khan Academy. My kids log on and engage in lessons that help them to grow smarter and enhance their learning. There are informative videos that are pretty much like having another teacher at home. If you want ... Read More»