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Celebrating St. Jude; Run to Walk/End Childhood Cancer Sept. 26th #ShowYourGold

Celebrating St. Jude; Run to Walk/End Childhood Cancer Sept. 26th #ShowYourGold
September 1, 2015 Comments Off on Celebrating St. Jude; Run to Walk/End Childhood Cancer Sept. 26th #ShowYourGold

RUN WITH ME!! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and supporters in 58 communities nationwide will lace up their sneakers to participate in the inaugural St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer to raise funds and awareness for children battling ... 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 »

The Powerhouse Black Bloggers & Businesswomen you KEEP Missing on Your Top Blogger Lists

The Powerhouse Black Bloggers & Businesswomen you KEEP Missing on Your Top Blogger Lists
August 28, 2015 6 Comments »

Anyone else tired of those blogger lists that name “top” bloggers but always seem to miss the mark? Well I am. I’m not hating. I’ve just happened to notice and have been disappointed about the fact that there are some ... Read More »

Grab Your Gut: The Carmichael Show is a Side Splitting Masterpiece on NBC!

Grab Your Gut: The Carmichael Show is a Side Splitting Masterpiece on NBC!
August 28, 2015 Comments Off on Grab Your Gut: The Carmichael Show is a Side Splitting Masterpiece on NBC!

Who the hell wrote the pilot for the Carmichael Show? Inquiring minds want to know because they are going to catch a case because my side burst and split open from laughing so hard last night! The Carmichael Show on ... Read More »

#MoonGirl is Marvel’s Newest Brown & Brainy Super Hero!

#MoonGirl is Marvel’s Newest Brown & Brainy Super Hero!
August 20, 2015 Comments Off on #MoonGirl is Marvel’s Newest Brown & Brainy Super Hero!

Marvel has done it again and is making headlines with a beautiful, brainy, bi-focal wearing brown girl named Moon Girl and my daughter Mikaela is OVER THE MOON ABOUT IT! Marvel Comics has revamped Devil Dinosaur, a classic 1978 comic, and ... Read More »

WSBTV Joins Forces with Influential Parenting Bloggers to Bring You More Positive News

WSBTV Joins Forces with Influential Parenting Bloggers to Bring You More Positive News
July 21, 2015 1 Comment »

Every morning my day starts with WSBTV and Fred Blankenship leading with the news about my Metro Atlanta community. I watch it mostly because I trust the station and how they deliver the news and I feel like they know ... Read More »

Massive List of Where to Get FREE Back to School Supplies!

Massive List of Where to Get FREE Back to School Supplies!
June 30, 2015 Comments Off on Massive List of Where to Get FREE Back to School Supplies!

If you’re like me you are getting ready for back to school already and searching high and low for the best deals or some FREE stuff that can help reduce costs. Since I was searching, I decided to compile a ... 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 »

Ron Clark Academy Students Create Innovative Designs Powered by Staples #MakeMoreHappen

Ron Clark Academy Students Create Innovative Designs Powered by Staples #MakeMoreHappen
June 12, 2015 Comments Off on Ron Clark Academy Students Create Innovative Designs Powered by Staples #MakeMoreHappen

The Ron Clark Academy has set the bar high when it comes to excellence in academics. Everyone identifies the school by its innovative teaching practices and of course by the smart, outgoing kids who shake your hand firmly and rock ... 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 »

Celebs Celebrate Ambassador Andrew Young’s 83rd Birthday + Leadership Awards #AYFConnectingGenerations

Celebs Celebrate Ambassador Andrew Young’s 83rd Birthday + Leadership Awards #AYFConnectingGenerations
May 18, 2015 Comments Off on Celebs Celebrate Ambassador Andrew Young’s 83rd Birthday + Leadership Awards #AYFConnectingGenerations

He’s more than a civil rights icon. Ambassador Andrew Young is a game -changer. This weekend The Andrew Young Foundation celebrated the 83rd birthday of its founder, Ambassador Andrew Young, by hosting the first Andrew Young International Leadership Awards. Ambassador Young ... 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 »

St. Jude’s Second Annual Evening of Hope Set at College Football Hall of Fame

St. Jude’s Second Annual Evening of Hope Set at College Football Hall of Fame
May 14, 2015 Comments Off on St. Jude’s Second Annual Evening of Hope Set at College Football Hall of Fame

The second annual St. Jude Southern Evening of Hope is planned at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at the College Football Hall of Fame to raise awareness and funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and honor three-time Super ... 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 »

VIDEO: Our Bahamas Vacay; How To Make The Best Of Cruising With Kids

VIDEO: Our Bahamas Vacay; How To Make The Best Of Cruising With Kids
May 9, 2015 Comments Off on VIDEO: Our Bahamas Vacay; How To Make The Best Of Cruising With Kids

Woosah… The Smith family took a much needed vacation to the Bahamas and a felt a bit guilty about only wanting to chill, sleep and watch TV during our four-night cruise on Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas. But relaxing ... Read More »