Family & Kids/Travel

Brown Girl Magic Conference Kicked Off in a Big Way with Powerhouse Speakers!

Brown Girl Magic Conference Kicked Off in a Big Way with Powerhouse Speakers!
June 11, 2017 Comments Off on Brown Girl Magic Conference Kicked Off in a Big Way with Powerhouse Speakers!

Thank you so very much for making the FIRST Brown Girl Magic, Activating Your Inner MAGIC conference, sponsored by Curls an event to remember! Just wow! Love, laughter, light, INSPIRATION and EMPOWERMENT! It was all there! The vision of Mikaela ... Read More »

Little Miss Dancey Pants encourages children to embrace their creativity

Little Miss Dancey Pants encourages children to embrace their creativity
February 5, 2017 Comments Off on Little Miss Dancey Pants encourages children to embrace their creativity

In Little Miss Dancey Pants, the first book of the series, Addison a.k.a. Miss Dancey Pants, makes her debut! Addison is a lively and energetic little girl, who has a very hard time keeping still. Deep down, Addison knows she ... Read More »

Your Daughters will Activate their Inner Magic at the Brown Girl Magic Empowerment Conference!

Your Daughters will Activate their Inner Magic at the Brown Girl Magic Empowerment Conference!
February 5, 2017 Comments Off on Your Daughters will Activate their Inner Magic at the Brown Girl Magic Empowerment Conference!

We are so excited! Let the party begin! Brown Girl Magic is pleased to announce the  “Activating Your Inner MAGIC” Empowerment Conference and Mother/Daughter Dinner! The empowerment conference, Mother/Daughter Dinner will be held on May 7th 2017 at Sutton Hall 3pm SHARP to 7pm, in Douglasville ... Read More »

Listen to John Legend and Ariana Grande’s soul-stirring rendition duet of Beauty and the Beast

Listen to John Legend and Ariana Grande’s soul-stirring rendition duet of Beauty and the Beast
February 5, 2017 Comments Off on Listen to John Legend and Ariana Grande’s soul-stirring rendition duet of Beauty and the Beast

The new trailer for Disney’s live-action adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST debuted on ABC’s broadcast of “The Bachelor” featuring new footage and Ariana Grande and John Legend’s duet of the iconic song Beauty and the Beast. Directed by Bill ... Read More »

Take your family on a ROARING Dinosaurland Adventure! #Sponsored

Take your family on a ROARING Dinosaurland Adventure! #Sponsored
April 13, 2016 Comments Off on Take your family on a ROARING Dinosaurland Adventure! #Sponsored

My family is always in for a GREAT adventure. So that means we are always looking for a roaring good time that’s a twist from typical family destinations. This summer we’re likely headed to Utah after learning about Dinosaurland. http://bit.ly/1O047kY ... Read More »

Love Across Colorlines: Kaelani and Michael Get Married!

Love Across Colorlines: Kaelani and Michael Get Married!
April 11, 2016 2 Comments »

I couldn’t be happier that love found its way into the hearts of two really good young people who deserve all the goodness that life can afford them. My daughter Kaelani fell head over hills for Michael Webb and he ... Read More »

An Open Letter in Memes: When So-Called Friends Infect Your Relationship with Preconceived Notions & Prejudice

An Open Letter in Memes: When So-Called Friends Infect Your Relationship with Preconceived Notions & Prejudice
March 23, 2016 Comments Off on An Open Letter in Memes: When So-Called Friends Infect Your Relationship with Preconceived Notions & Prejudice

(Editor’s Note: Kaelani Allen is my oldest daughter. This is an open letter to the so-called friends who hurt her. As a mom it’s hurtful when people judge your children, especially when you worked all your life to NOT be ... 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 Comments Off 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 »

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 »

It’s Officially Summer! Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Wilderness at The Smokies

It’s Officially Summer! Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Wilderness at The Smokies
June 24, 2015 Comments Off on It’s Officially Summer! Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Wilderness at The Smokies

It’s officially summer and time to plan out those vacations  and your Fourth of July vacay plans. As you do, make sure this year you one-up your regular vacations because there is a cooler way to have big fun with ... Read More »

HUGE LIST of Places To See Movies Outside in Atlanta This Summer

HUGE LIST of Places To See Movies Outside in Atlanta This Summer
May 29, 2015 Comments Off on HUGE LIST of Places To See Movies Outside in Atlanta This Summer

Are your kids bored yet? Looking to get outdoors and take in a good movie and have some together time? Well there are PLENTY of places to see a good movie for free and get out and catch a cool ... Read More »

How a Teacher Can Get Away With Beating & Spitting On Kids In Douglas County Schools

How a Teacher Can Get Away With Beating & Spitting On Kids In Douglas County Schools
May 15, 2015 7 Comments »

UPDATE: A parent steps forward to recount the problems her daughter has had with Mrs. Rush. This parent’s statement is in response to a comment made by someone on my blog who discounts what is being said. Thank you Kim ... Read More »

Saving Lives; One Child At a Time #StJudeBlogTour

Saving Lives; One Child At a Time #StJudeBlogTour
May 14, 2015 Comments Off on Saving Lives; One Child At a Time #StJudeBlogTour

Hope. Inspiration. Love. Recently I had the opportunity to visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and while I was prepared to be sad and crying the whole way through, the experience was more uplifting than I ever thought it would be. ... Read More »