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Build a Better Blog with Turn it Up Tuesday

This year, I determined that I would not only take this blogging thing to a blogging career, that I would take the time to learn, enjoy and grow this year. I wanted to build a better blog and I have to say that I started the year off with a I got in there. I...

The Taste of a New Age
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The Taste of a New Age

 Over the years, my tastes have changed enormously. I remember back in college when my primary taste was cheap or free! Who am I kidding? I’ll still give your party a once over if I know you’ll be serving great free food. Where I think I’ve noticed a particular change is when we’re hosting a party and...

10 Steps to #GetAheadofCancer with @Counsyl
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10 Steps to #GetAheadofCancer with @Counsyl

Did you know that February is National Cancer Prevention Month? More importantly, did you know that you can proactively get ahead of cancer? I remember when my grandmother lived with us. She wasn’t an actual grandma, but she was someone that my mother respected as her mother. Since my maternal grandmother had passed many years...

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Acts of Kindness for This Week’s Turn it Up Tuesday!

Since moving to Florida, I’ve encountered more homeless people standing on our freeway off ramps since leaving Los Angeles many years ago. I used to turn my head and ignore their gaze so I would not be confronted with their suffering. Whether self-inflicted or a victim of circumstance, we still have more than them. An...

#ChainLinkyCLIMB returns with New Opportunities to Grow
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#ChainLinkyCLIMB returns with New Opportunities to Grow

Tweet #ChainLinkyCLIMB WELCOME to the new & improved CLIMB! It’s the month long Networking Blog Hop where Cohosts & Guest Cohosts are added each week for ultimate exposure!  Networking means helping each other grow!!  If you want to promote a CLIMB link, then use #ChainLinkyCLIMB on Twitter or Google+ so that we can all help...

Learning to Love My Natural Hair
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Learning to Love My Natural Hair

My hair has been natural for a better part of two decades. When I chose to stop relaxing or perming my hair, “natural” wasn’t a mainstream word. More specifically, I didn’t know what natural was or how it applied to me. All I knew is that I didn’t know how to do my hair. At...

Through the Weight Gain Years
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Through the Weight Gain Years

It’s been awhile since I talked about my fitness. I haven’t been avoiding the subject. Nonetheless, I haven’t shared my progress or my photos (unless you follow me on Instagram **shameless plug here**). I also realized that I’ve never told you my story, my struggle with my weight. On one hand, my tale sounds like many others....

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The Week of Love with Turn it Up Tuesday

Too bad Valentine’s day isn’t an official holiday, because I could use the day off, especially with my man. We did a little something-something, but we can make it work with any amount of time! What about you? What did you do? Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone (well day after)!!! To celebrate, we’ll be sharing a...

My Reflection
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My Reflection

The mirror sits idly in the bathroom taunting me, mocking me. I want to look, I want to see myself, my whole self, but often I can’t bare to look. What I should see is the woman who graduated near the top of her high school class, to attend an awesome first tier school, to attend...

3 Reasons You Should Consult with a Professional Before Investing
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3 Reasons You Should Consult with a Professional Before Investing

When it comes to investing, the losses caused due to small mistakes are very real. The effects of those losses can have a significant impact on your life and sometimes, it’s difficult to bounce back. Consulting with a professional before you invest, therefore, makes sense especially if you are investing for the first time or...

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How I Conquered Mommy Guilt with Turn It Up Tuesday

Things are heating up over here and I’ll just share a few of them: I contributed to a book Never Will I Ever (then I had Kids) Modernish Mommas is finally gaining some traction I’m writing for three other sites: Lose the Cape, UrbanMommies and FitNoire. It really helps me diversify my writing while keeping...

The Step that Will Change Our Marriage
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The Step that Will Change Our Marriage

Every year, I make goals. Every year, I’m successful at some and not so successful with others. This year is a bit different, letting you into my methods to be successful. One such goal is to have a better marriage. Let me give you a little background. Growing up, I was not surrounded by happily...