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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 »

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 »