International Can-It-Forward Day #CanItForward

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Have you always wondered what it would take to preserve your food? Intrigued by fruits in mason jars, and homemade tomato sauce? Well, then you’ll want to keep up with what’s going on with International Can-It-Forward Day today! There are lots of different educational events all over the country, or you can follow along from […]

Sweet Suite – At Home! #SweetSuite14 #BBNYC

Sweet Suite Box Of Awesome

Many thanks to the organizers of Sweet Suite 2014 for the Box Of Awesome! They call it the “Biggest Night of Play”, and for good reason. The Sweet Suite is an amazing, interactive, personal expo of the year’s best toys that’s organized by the talented Laurie Schacht, Charlene DeLoach, Joey Fortman, and the Big Toy […]

How To Advocate For Your Children To Succeed

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How to Advocate for Your Children to Succeed by Janeane Davis BOOK BLAST Janeane Davis, Superwoman, mother of 4, wife of 24 years, and friend wrote the book “How to Advocate for Your Children to Succeed” in order to help parents use their skills and talents to help their children reach their own definitions of […]

Working On Perspective

Working On Perspective

Earlier today I called my husband in tears after a negative interaction with a colleague. He listened to me talk, and then confessed that he was really concerned about me. Over the last few weeks I haven’t really been eating, and my insomnia is back with a vengeance. He said that he wasn’t just concerned […]

Mommy Was There

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Last week was crazy. I spent most of my days with a knot in my stomach and my head throbbing with pain because of the stress of feeling like I needed to be two places at once. A huge conference for work that I was presenting at for the first time was happening 45 minutes […]

Stay UNDER Grocery Budget? Yes! #GroceryChallenge

Grocery Budget Tutor

I’ve shared a lot about some of the financial struggles that I had as a former single mother. Even though my family is doing much better now, I’m still dealing with some of the challenges of being working poor for so many years. Thanks to my brilliant husband, I’m working on paying off debt, clearing up […]

Keep Momming

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Raising a child at any age is challenging, and when it comes to mothers and daughters, the dynamic can be even more complex. What some may dismiss as “typical tween […]

Getting the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season Tires

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In 2003, I drove from North Carolina to Philadelphia to start a new job. Immediately upon arriving in the city, I ran over a huge pothole. Nervous that I had busted a tire, I got out of the car and surveyed the damage. My tire was fine. Awesome! Unfortunately, the Philly streets offered many, many more […]

Happiness Is: My Essence Fest Experience #CokeEssenceFest

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The Essence Music Festival celebrated 20 years this past weekend. Last year, 500 thousand folks were in attendance, and this year, I was fortunate enough to be in that number. I was invited by Coca-Cola to attend the “Party With A Purpose” as a VIP Mom Blogger, and it definitely tops my list as one […]

Don’t Get Dragged: Why I Don’t Take Blogging For Granted

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Six years ago, as a pregnant single mother, I walked out of Social Services crying because I was turned down for every single service I’d applied for. Food stamps, utilities assistance, transportation voucher. I didn’t qualify for a thing. I worked full-time, and although I didn’t make enough to cover all of my bills, it […]