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Deborah Cox ROCKS as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard

Deborah Cox ROCKS as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard
April 2, 2017 Comments Off on Deborah Cox ROCKS as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard

Chills! I got to see Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron in “The Bodyguard” at the Fox in Atlanta and from the opening of the show with a BANG, the show as a thrill! The Grammy nominated performer is starring in ... 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 »

JapanFest Heads to Infinite Energy Center with Interactive Theme and All Things Anime!

JapanFest Heads to Infinite Energy Center with Interactive Theme and All Things Anime!
September 15, 2016 Comments Off on JapanFest Heads to Infinite Energy Center with Interactive Theme and All Things Anime!

When you are raising a teenager who loves anime and wants to go to Japan, like now, but going to Japan is nowhere in your budget, you pray that a festival comes along to satisfy her longing for wonderlust. Then ... Read More »

Massive List of Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Justice #BlackLivesMatter

Massive List of Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Justice #BlackLivesMatter
July 9, 2016 Comments Off on Massive List of Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Justice #BlackLivesMatter

This has been a trying week for black people and I am truly exhausted with trying to justify my place in the world and my right to stay alive and my husband’s right to not get shot dead by a ... 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 »

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 Comments Off 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 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 »

Top 10 Things You Can Do For Lent

Top 10 Things You Can Do For Lent
February 10, 2016 Comments Off on Top 10 Things You Can Do For Lent

It’s Lent, the 40 days before Easter and a time to realign ourselves by using this time to really focus. I’m using this time to hone in and give up on something that is my weakness: sugar. I feel like ... Read More »

VICTORY! Scholastic Pulls Happy Slave Books Off Shelves After Backlash From Moms Who Called For Ban

VICTORY! Scholastic Pulls Happy Slave Books Off Shelves After Backlash From Moms Who Called For Ban
January 17, 2016 Comments Off on VICTORY! Scholastic Pulls Happy Slave Books Off Shelves After Backlash From Moms Who Called For Ban

I am so proud to report that after backlash on social media, Scholastic decided to pull two books that depicted slaves as “happy and joyful” from circulation. I can’t imagine anyone would co-sign a book about happy and joyful slaves. ... Read More »

Ways You Can Earn More Money with Patrice C. Washington!

Ways You Can Earn More Money with Patrice C. Washington!
December 13, 2015 Comments Off on Ways You Can Earn More Money with Patrice C. Washington!

Everybody loves saying NEW YEAR, NEW ME! But the question is are you REALLY ready for a NEW YOU? Are you ready for a new you that includes getting your financial affairs ALL THE WAY in order? Are you ready for a ... Read More »

Check out Six Flags Over Georgia’s Holiday In The Park!

Check out Six Flags Over Georgia’s Holiday In The Park!
November 23, 2015 Comments Off on Check out Six Flags Over Georgia’s Holiday In The Park!

Once again Six Flags Over Georgia presents the magic of Holiday in the Park, November 21 through January 3. This is not only the most wonderful time of the year but it’s a great time to explore Six Flags and ... Read More »

Experience a Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Adventure in Marietta Square!

Experience a Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Adventure in Marietta Square!
November 23, 2015 Comments Off on Experience a Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Adventure in Marietta Square!

What a great weekend this has been! I did something totally out of the ordinary for my kids and took them to Marietta Square for an ice-skating experience and who knew that my kids who had NEVER gone ice skating ... Read More »

When Your Post About Selfies Brings Out FB Jealously #ClapBackSeason

When Your Post About Selfies Brings Out FB Jealously #ClapBackSeason
November 4, 2015 3 Comments »

I don’t know about you, but I love social media. It has its good and bad points and it certainly is the gateway to drama-filled updates. But what I love most is the interaction I have with my Facebook friends. ... Read More »

The Power of the Passport and the Woman Leading the Charge For Teens To Travel Globally

The Power of the Passport and the Woman Leading the Charge For Teens To Travel Globally
October 12, 2015 Comments Off on The Power of the Passport and the Woman Leading the Charge For Teens To Travel Globally

There are a lot of young girls of color who don’t get to jet-set around the world like many white teens do. Just consider my kids. While I would love for my girls Kaitlin, 13 and Mikaela, 11 to travel, ... Read More »

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 »